Monday, November 8, 2010
Magical Monday at Paper Cupcakes - Christmas Card - Non-traditional colors
Hello everyone - I know just how fast time goes as each Monday comes along way too quickly - Monday is not one of my favorite days - thankfully that is Paper Cupcakes challenge day so I do look forward to that part of Mondays. Today the challenge was actually choosen by myself and my challenge to the DT and whomever else wants to play along over at There's Magic in the Air is to make a Christmas card using non-tradional Christmas colors. I will have to admit - I messed up on this challenge - the first card I made had some green in it and I didn't really even think of it until my hubby looked at my card and he said "I thought you weren't supposed to use any Christmas colors" and then he went on to say "isn't green a Christmas color?" I could not argue that fact with him so I quickly remade my card and this time I made sure there were no Christmas colors - no Christmas colors to me means no red, green, gold or silver although it was not made that clear in the challenge request. I will post my other version (with the green in it tomorrow for you to see). I acquired the the Merry Moose-Mas image from Paper Cupcakes digital images. The very talented Nina May is the illustrator and I must say this Moose has got to be one of my favorites! I actually did not mind making 2 cards using this image as he was a lot of fun to use. I colored him with my copic markers (E49,E44,E43,E41). I then used my cricut to cut out the 2 white Christmas trees. I then put the trees through my cuttlebug to emboss. I also embossed the background dark blue CS. I ran a strip of brown CS through my krimper and layered a piece of gingham ribbon on top. The sentiment is from SU and I used my SU scallop punch to cut out the sentiment. I added a border on the bottom using my MS star border punch. I then added some blue jewels, some star brads and a prima flower to finish off the card. I layered the entire card on a piece of new Bo Bunny paper that I had just purchased. I must say I love this time of year when all the Christmas decorations are starting to surface all over town and this is the time of year when I love to sit and make Christmas cards - they are my favorite cards to make. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend - we had a great weekend - Saturday we celebrated my cousin's 25th wedding anniversay and today the weather was spectacular for this time of year - beautiful blue sky and lots of sun! My husband, myself and our adorable dog Toby went for a really nice long walk - going for long walks with my dog are another one of my favorite past-times so when I get the chance to go - it makes me very happy!! I hope you get a chance to check out some of the other DT entries and maybe even join the challenge yourself. Have a great Monday! Thank you for stopping by to visit and for your ever so kind comments!!
Your stamping friend, Debbie