Sunday, November 6, 2011

Freshly Made Color Inspiration

Today's card combines this week's Freshly Made Sketch, with Stamping 411's Color Inspiration.
Although I rarely use Riding Hood Red, I thought that a Christmas card using Lucky Limeade would be a little different.  Not a traditional Christmas Green.  So I was excited to give it a try.

Here's what I came up with:

I made the Top Note cover the entire card front by cutting it where the horizontal stripe went and spreading it out a bit.  I think it worked.  A good eye can tell that the shape looks a little wonky, but I would do it again.  Those cute little wreaths on the side were made with one of the small Itty Bitty Punch shapes for the center, and the medium flower on the Boho Blossoms punch for the outside.  Some colored Basic Rhinestones, and Early Espresso Baker's Twine, and poof! perfect little wreaths.  It was a bit labor intensive to make too many of them for my Christmas card stash, but I like it enough that I'll make at least a few more!
 Supplies Used
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Cheerful Treat DSP (Hostess)
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Riding Hood Red
Stamp Sets:  Northern Hearts (Ret. Hostess), Four the Holidays
Other:  Red Sharpie, Basic Rhinestones, Early Espresso Baker's Twine, Itty Bitty Punch Shapes, Boho Blossoms punch, Big Shot, Top Note


  1. I love how you split apart the Top Note piece. The little wreaths conceal the shape and it adds such interest. Love the wreath out of snowflakes and the colored Rhinestones! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

    Jen Timko

  2. Oh this is so pretty! Limeade makes a wonderful holiday color! your details are just the right finishing touch too! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. Wow ... CJ, I love this card ...your creative stamping is terrific and how cute are your little punch out wreaths .... fabulous in every way!!!
    Thank you for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. How clever to make that cute little snowflake into a wreath! I love it! The two mini wreaths are so cool too! Great job on this one! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. This is just adorable! I love the fresh color combination and your wreaths are just divine! I'm going to remember that little tip! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. Your wreath design from snowflakes is fabulous! Wonderful holiday card!

  7. Really great design. Love the wreath made from snowflakes... so clever. The little wreaths are just as clever! Love the colors, too. Very unique and beautiful. Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  8. You rocked this color challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

  9. Love your card and the wreath made with the snowflake stamp. Very creative. Love everything about your card. TFS