Thursday, November 19, 2009

Home for Christmas Samples

I just happened to be trying out some color combinations for my own Christmas cards this year when I saw the Color Challenge (CC245) at this week. The colors are:

Real Red, Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip and neutrals.

I had already stamped two of these images from SU!'s Home for Christmas set using brown Staz-on ink on watercolor paper. I did the coloring on the second card shown before seeing the challenge so I'd used a lot of the Earth Elements colors including Old Olive and Ruby Red. I think I like the arrangement of this one best. I've really got to remember where this pretty checked ribbon came from. The supply is dwindling.

However, I really like the colors from the color challenge better than the lighter colors. Perhaps I should put the Real Red ribbon on the bottom of the card? Still deciding... What do you think?

The greeting is stamped on white twill tape using Real Red classic ink - actually I used one of the markers since I had it out - and aged with a little Ranger distressing ink. I trimmed off the ends and side and frayed the edges.

If I keep making samples, I'm going to have enough Christmas cards without having to do a mass production. :-)

Ingredients: Stamp Set: Home for Christmas from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Kraft
Ink: Real Red, Soft Suede for distressing, Ranger's Antique Linen for distressing, Watercolor Crayons
Ribbon: 1" stitched ribbon in Real Red by SU!, Checked ribbon from unknown source
Button: Real Red by SU!

1 comment:

  1. I just joined SCS. I only have a few stamp sets, but this is one of them and I've never used it. I don't like the colors in the Holiday mini so I was looking for ideas for colors to use. I really like the darker colors. But the design and the ribbon on the lighter card are very nice also.
    Tucson, AZ


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