Friday, September 19, 2008

Inspired Christmas Dishes

I was looking at my lonely Winter Post set....so new....so pretty....so un-inked....so lonely. So I challenged myself tonight that no matter what the Inspiration Challenge would be at SCS I'd used Winter Post. Well, surprise surprise....the Inspiration Piece is not remotely Christmassy...it's a really pretty set of dishes, but the colors were really cool, so I incorporated the colors into this Christmas themed card.

Here's the IC picture. Neat dishes aren't they? I bet there will be some really creative cards from this one.


So here is what I came up with. I love the combination of soft brown, bright greens and the bluey hues, with the gold added. So I pulled out Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze DP from the new Winter Mini Christmas Paper and some Kraft.


The Sketch is from Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge, which I haven't been able to do in FOREVER...and it's a cool sketch too (as always).

Card size is 4.25 x 4.25. I basically pieced it all together based on the sketch deciding how I wanted the colors to look, then added the stamping. That's the nice thing about a set like this...lots of versitility. A little scalloping...some overstamping...and little sponging, some gold brads, some really pretty Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon and new Snow Flurries Felt Snowflake. A very different but unique Christmas card.


Stay tuned, I'll be back tomorrow morning with our Dirty Dozen monthly challenge.


Recipe: Stamps: Winter Post Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Close to Cocoa, Kraft, Ski Slope DSP Accessories: Gold Brads, Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Snow Flurries Felt Snowflakes (small), Piercer, Sponge

6 comments:

Amber said...

LOVE your card! Really cute:)

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is so pretty! Very eye-catching!

Jerri Kay said...

Your card is stunning Christine! Gorgeous color choices, perfectly designed. I love the gorgeous shimmery ribbon, so pretty!

Riley said...

This is really really pretty!!!

Shirley said...

The colors are absolutely beautiful just like the design! Love it.

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Christine!!!
Thanks so much for playing!
Hugs and smiles