Like I've said before, we're not big on "celebrating" Christmas (see this post), but we do send out cards every year. It is a great time to touch base with people and let them know we are thinking of them.
The last few years, I have made our cards ... or bought cards and personalised them ;) When I saw the October challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round, my creative juices started to flow. The challenge is to:
"Create a card using a non traditional image with traditional Christmas colours
Create a card with a traditional Christmas image using non traditional colours."
It just so happened that I picked up a couple of sheets of GORGEOUS paper on clearance at Michaels last week. I love aqua and red together. They aren't "traditional" Christmas colours, but they seem to be trendy the last few years.
I made a 6 x 6 inch card out of Medium Awesome Aqua cardstock, and then layered the patterened papers in gradually smaller squares (5x5, 4x4, 3x3, & 2x3). I then stamped the 2x3 inch piece with a snowflake clear stamp and the "Warm Wishes" sentiment. I gave the snowflake image a few dots of iridescent glitter glue for a little glitz. Very quick and easy card but I really like how it turned out. I think I'll make a few more and I may have to go searching for some more of that paper...
Thanks for dropping by today! My supply list can be found below this post.
Cardstock - WorldWin Papers Colormates cardstock (12x12) in Medium Awesome Aqua
Patterned paper - My Mind's Eye "Brocade" (double-sided, 12x12)
My Mind's Eye Bohemia Bliss "Love of My Life" Tiny Dots/Blue (double-sided, 12x12)
Clear stamps - Snowflake medallion and "Warm Wishes" (Michaels $1.50 bin)
Ink - red Color Arts pigment ink pad (Great Canadian Dollar Store)
Glitter glue - studio g (Michaels $1.50 bin)