It's time for another Jingle Belles Rock challenge. This week I had a H U G E surprise when I saw the guest artist is none other than the VERY talented Lisa of Paper Grace Designs. She rocks, and she has the fussy gene, and she's promised to help me find my inner fussy gene, and we're gonna have a Skype cross-country real-time-y crafty session one of these days. (That's secretly part of the reason I felt compelled to clean The Captain's Table last night.)
So ANYway, Miss Lisa's challenge is to make a Christmas card with NO RED, so the name of the challenge is "No RED, she said". So clever. So. very. clever.
In my world, you don't see a lot of red, and I happen to be a big fan of non-traditional colors for ANY holiday, so this was FUN. Oh, yes, "no red" - no problem. Fortunately, I was still allowed to use green. Green, as most of you know, rocks MY world.
So without further ado, I present ... my card:
Look familiar? I made one sorta like it last December, and I've cleaned out my hard drive, or I'd link you. The patterned paper is from one of my many remaining Basic Grey Figgy Pudding packs. The 12x12 stuff. Sigh. The stamp is Hero Arts, as is the sentiment - I risked it all and used an SU marker to ink only the two words on the sentiment. Risk? It's a clear stamp, and I never know if those will take dye inks. I got lucky this time!
Note: The "merry christmas" words are at the bottom of the sentiment, so the top of the stamp and block hit the pearls. Next time stamp first, then add the pearls.
Speaking of which, I embossed the wreath with some old old old old old SU EP from back when we sold it in stacks of 4. This is the Olive color. I tried some Stampendous green, but it was the wrong green for this paper. The pearls ... are not red. They are from a pastel pack I have from Recollections (moment of silence...). You can still find some Recollections stuff at Mike's, by the way.
The green layer under the Figgy Pudding paper is Artichoke, and the card base is Sahara Sand. The ribbon ... I cut two slits in the card with my craft knife and tied it through the wreath. It's not going anywhere.
So there you have it - my card for JBR #7 - No Red, she said. If you haven't played yet, time's a-wastin'! You have until Wednesday to post your card each week. Come on over and join us - we're having a blast!
Thanks for stopping by!