Surprisingly enough, today's card is for only one challenge. I know! What happened?! Well, I've been trying to finish up my Christmas cards and haven't had a lot of extra time for "fun" stamping. But I really loved the colors form the Color Throwdown blog CTD71. Here are the colors:
I just LOVE these colors! They would be FABULOUS for Valentine's Day, but since I have Christmas on the brain, I used them to make this Christmas card:
It's hard to see in this photo, but I used the Faux Linen technique on the pointsettia and the leaves. Looks so soft, almost like real petals! I first inked up the flower image with Pretty in Pink. Then using my sponge daubers, I inked up the edges with Real Red. Then I stamped it on tissue paper. After a minute to make sure it was dry, I crumpled it all up, and then un-crumpled it. I glued it to a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and cut it out. I did the leaves the same way, using Old Olive ink. This is such a classic color combo. I could use it year round.
Make sure you stop by Saturday or Sunday, as I will be participating in my very first blog hop! Some demo friends (and I!) from my favorite Stampin' Up! online hangout, Stampin' Addicts, are having a Dormant Retiring Hop. If you haven't bought some of these stamp sets, you better do it before January 4th, because after that they will be gone! I will be showcasing one of my favorite sets, Grand Soiree. So if you want to see what sets are retiring, come to our blog hop!
Thanks for stopping by!