I have another color challenge card to share. I really love doing snowflake cards in blues for the Holidays. A friend of mine isn't a fan because she prefers the traditional green and red color scheme for a cheery Holiday card. Don't get me wrong, I do think the those colors are lovely for holiday cards, and I have made a bunch of them in the past. I just like the monochromatic blue look for snowflakes and wintry scenes. I found this old color challenge when I was looking on the ColourQ site for ideas for holiday cards this year, and I couldn't pass this combo up. I find it interesting that this color scheme doesn't feature a Christmas theme and it was released in September, so Winter wasn't really on their minds yet. It just spoke to me for holiday cards, and the rest is history.
I have several friends that don't celebrate Christmas, but I still love to send them greetings at this time of year to let them know that I'm thinking of them. Several of them are Jewish, so a Christmas card certainly isn't appropriate. However, they do celebrate Hanukkah and New Year's so a "Happy Holidays" card isn't out of line for them. I think that a snow theme is appropriate for anyone because it's certainly representative of the time of year (at least here in VT). I sent this card to several friends this year, and I hope that they enjoyed it's simplicity and glitz.
To create this card, I used the following materials:
- Stamps: Patterned Pines (retired) and Non-SU greeting
- Ink: Night of Navy, Pacific Parade, Marina Mist, Soft Suede
- Cardstock: Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Whisper White
- Accessories: Ticket punch, Tasteful Trim Sizzix die, Soft Suede ribbon, Silver Glimmer paper, Basic Rhinestones
Please accept my apologies for the vertical lines in the picture. I'm not sure how it happened, but the card definitely doesn't have those lines in real life. *sigh*