Good morning friends. Playing along with a color challenge at Merry Mondays today...use grey, red, and white. Again, not your traditional Christmas colors, but I have to admit that I really LOVE this color combo! You can use more red and make your card really festive or use more grey and make a more peaceful card. I went with the grey and peaceful card and came up with this:
It was a cold and SUNNY day yesterday, so I can't really blame my photography skills on the lack of sun! IRL though, this subtle card really "pops" with just a touch of red against the peaceful look of the white trees against the grey background. I started with a Lil Inkers Stitched Rectangle die for my top layer, and then heat embossed with VersaMark, white embossing powder, and SU!'s "Lovely As A Tree" stamp. Next I used Smokey Slate ink and my Aqua Painter brush to watercolor my background...this technique really makes whatever you emboss in white really stand out! I added just a little bit of glitter at the base of the trees to add some sparkle. I mounted this layer to a darker grey layer and then added a bit of red & white bakers twine and my sentiment (PTI - "Christmas Blessings") in Real Red (SU!) ink. A white card base finished the card. I tried a couple different layouts and stamps, but the above card is my favorite. Here are the other two:
Which card do you like best?
This was such a fun challenge, that I may have to try another card using more red this time and see what I come up with! Here's the inspiration photo:
LOVE this photo! If you'd like to play along, check out all the great inspiration from the design team and players over at the Merry Monday site here .
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful Tuesday! :0)