It’s time for another Christmas Colour Combination
Our second Christmas Colour Combination is a much more traditional than yesterday’s (here’s a link in case you missed it!). If you’ve been braving the shopping centre crowds, you may have noticed there is a riot of colour in every store. Some shops are so incredibly bright that you need sunglasses. The bright pinks, neon greens and vibrant blues aren’t for everyone! Sometimes, it is nice to banish the brights for a day or two and go a little bit vintage!
Today’s colour combination gives a definite nod to the vintage Christmas Colours of gold, red, and cream.
The colour combo in action
As you can see today’s card is a completely different style to the one I shared yesterday. I loved returning to the disressed and sponged vinatge and shabby chic look. When I first started teaching classes, sponging, distressing and splattering techniques were a mainstay for me – It’s lovely to return to those techniques. Free as a Bird and Crackle Paint cling stamps perfect for the vintage look. The Very Vanilla Scalloped Lace Trim completes the vintage vibe.
Instead of using gold foil, I added the gold metallic element with heat embossing – Christmas is a great ime to break out your gold Stampin’ emboss powder, Versamark ink, embossing buddy and Heat Tool to add a bit of metallic luxury to your projects.
Did you notice that no Christmas stamps were used in this project?
That’s right not ONE single Christmas stamp was used on this project.
ZIP! NADA! NONE!
I wanted to demonstrate to you that you don’t HAVE to own Christmas stamps to make great Christmas Cards! Of course, everyone WANTS new Christmas stamps from the Holiday Catalogue but sometimes our budgets don’t stretch far enough to get everything we want. So we need a Plan B!
By going through the stamps you have and exploring ways they can be used for Christmas, you can get more value out of your stamps. There are plenty of stamps in the current annual catalogue that you can use to make perfect Christmas cards with a little imagination and the right colours.
As you can see my card certainly looks like a Christmas Card despite the fact that it contains no Christmas stamps.
I can’t wait to see how you use today’s Christmas colour combination… make sure you share it with me.
Until next time… Happy Creating!