Saturday, December 10, 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day 6

Ingrid shows you how using non-traditional Christmas colors can be just as uniquely festive.
Sketch 77
Valerie Salmon
Ingrid's Tips: I love to use the traditional red and green color combo for Christmas cards, but a non-traditional Christmas color combo can also be very refreshing. You don't necessarily have to use all elements of a sketch. I sticked to this sketch' design, but as you can see I replaced the flower element by a doily and Christmas bells.

To add texture and dimension I used 1mm adhesive dots and sewed a zigzag stitch on the green cardstock strip. 


If you use patterned paper and would like to stamp a sentiment on your card I recommend stamping your sentiment on a cardstock strip so the sentiment really shows off.

SOURCE  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Fine Linen, Plum Pudding, Simply Chartreuse), Bazzill Basics Paper (Straw) | Patterned paper: Papertrey Ink (Sugar Plum) | Clear stamps: Papertrey Ink (Tree Trimming Trio, Bells & Boughs) | Ink: Versafine (Onyx Black), Papertrey Ink (Fresh Snow), A Muse Studio (Fern) | Crystals: Zva Creative | Dies: Papertrey Ink (Bells & Boughs Die Collection, Double-Ended Banners Die, Doily Details Collection, Medium Scalloped Border Die) Tools: Sizzix Big Shot, We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper), sewing machine | Adhesive: Zva Creative (1mm dots)


 Card by Ingrid Danvers

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