Dec 19 2008

Blogger’s Challenge 78 – Non-traditional Christmas colors

I’m glad I finally was able to work on this card.  A patriotic Red/White/Blue card was one of the ideas I had floating in my head from when I first bought this Snow Swirled set several months ago.  I just never sat down to work on it.  This week’s Bloggers’ Challenge was to create a Christmas card with non-traditonal colors…I think red/white/blue are pretty non-traditional…at least in my mind. 

It ended up being VERY simple.  I used Real Red Craft Ink and Brilliant Blue Craft ink on Whisper White, then clear embossed over those colors.  I used silver embossing powder for the "white" tree and cut it out, then popped it up with dimensionals over the red and blue ones.  "Sending you Holiday Peace" came from To You and Yours stamp set.  I punched it with the small oval and then layered it on Real Red.  The small stars were punched from Brushed Gold cardstock.  I layered the Whisper White on Brilliant Blue and then on Real Red base card.  Simple.  I tried adding ribbon and other embellishment, but it really took away from the feel of the card.  So…I’m letting it stand by itself and the message it portrays.

I’m headed out of town for the day, so won’t get a chance to check out the rest of the Bloggers’ creations until late evening.  I’m sure everyone will do an awesome job, like usual.

It is crunch time this weekend, as I’m sure it is for everyone else is, too.  My son and his girlfriend come into town on Tuesday evening for the holidays, I’m excited to see them.   I still have all my wrapping and baking to do, plus prepare for Christmas dinner.  I’m sure it will all get done…lol!

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22 People have left comments on this post

Dec 19, 2008 - 07:12:30
Lisa B. said:

This is so pretty, Connie! I love how you masked and layered the three trees! Merry Christmas!

Dec 19, 2008 - 08:12:47

Oh Connie – what a fantastic card, and no better time for Red-White-Blue blues. Such a great layout design and the gold starts to top off each tree is wonderful. Have a very Merry Christmas!

Dec 19, 2008 - 08:12:48

How fun! Great masking and colors! I had a hard time with this – I kept thinking of colors I didn’t like – but yours turned out great! TFS!

Dec 19, 2008 - 09:12:15
Dee Jackson said:

This is Fabulous!! I love red,white,and blue trees.

Dec 19, 2008 - 09:12:02
Mary Brown said:

Oh my Connie…this is truly WONDERFUL!!!

Dec 19, 2008 - 10:12:44

This is great Connie. I love it!

Dec 19, 2008 - 10:12:29
Lisa said:

Great card Connie – love the R/W/B and silver!

Dec 19, 2008 - 11:12:28
Lisa said:

Connie, this is really pretty! I love how you used patriotic colors to symbolize “holiday peace”. Great job!

Dec 19, 2008 - 02:12:39

This is fabulous! would be awesome for a family member who might be in the military! This is beautiful, great job Connie!

Dec 19, 2008 - 02:12:12
Ida said:

Super Pretty and I love the Patriotic Color scheme.

Dec 19, 2008 - 04:12:54
Nikki said:

Very pretty…and so elegant! Love it! {SMILEs}

Dec 19, 2008 - 06:12:45

Oh Connie, you knocked this one out of the ball park.. LOVE it!

Dec 19, 2008 - 11:12:20
kristen said:

Gorgeous. Love everything about it.

Dec 19, 2008 - 11:12:03
Lori said:

This is lovely! The embossed trees are so elegant.

Dec 20, 2008 - 09:12:28
Ret said:

this is soooo pretty Connie! I love it!
very, very nice!

Dec 20, 2008 - 09:12:26
Deb Lenox said:

this is so pretty thanks for sharing… Deb

Dec 20, 2008 - 02:12:26
Patti Chesky said:

I LOVE this patriotic card!!!! What a great idea!!!

Dec 20, 2008 - 05:12:56
Rhonda K. said:

Great card! I love it. Thanks for sharing, you did a great job.

Dec 20, 2008 - 10:12:15

What a wonderful idea Connie! You did a terrific job with this week’s challenge! Merry Christmas to you and yours! đŸ˜€

Dec 21, 2008 - 12:12:36
claudia said:

I love your patriotic take on your christmas card!

Dec 21, 2008 - 09:12:37
Sheryl said:

Great idea, Connie. I love the red, white and blue trees!

Dec 22, 2008 - 04:12:38
Linda Bandow said:

What a creative idea and while it is too late for military cards for this year I will be casing this one for next year. Thanks!