I joined the Blogger's Challenge group this week! Our challenge this week was to make a Christmas card using any stamps we wished but without using traditional Christmas colors. I thought I would be smart and combine this challenge with my hostess' make-n-take request of something "complicated". So I chose to try one of Cami's trifold cards.
I also wanted to use my new stamp set Big Celebrations. I know some people find these stamps creepy because the little people don't have faces, but I thing it's whimsical. I just love the idea of little elves decorating the Christmas tree.
So for the Blogger's Challenge, I chose to use Regal Rose and Certainly Celery as my main colors. I also used a little Sky Blue, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa to color in the tree.
Here's a picture of the inside half-way opened.
The little snowflakes are from the Snow Flurries stamp set and are stamped with Regal Rose ink on Regal Rose card stock. I love these little snow flakes so much and was so happy to see them in the big catalog this year!
I also cracked open my Many Merry Messages set that I never mounted last year. I thought the "Jolly surprises" stamp went really well with the Big Celebrations tree.
Finally, I used the Coluzzle to cut the oval opening in the front of the card.
Here's a picture of the whole thing open.
As I mentioned before, my slit punch is busted. So I used the horizontal slot punch instead and threaded ribbon through the whole to tie the card shut.
Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge cards! I posted links in my sidebar to everyone's site.
Stamps: Big Celebrations, Many Merry Messages, Snow Flurries
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa
Card stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch, Coluzzle, Narrow Celery Grosgrain Ribbon