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!