Happy Saturday. I hope you are all having a great start to your weekend. Here? We have 10 inches+ of snow on the ground and the temps are getting down into the minus 20 air temp with windchill near -40! BUT.... it looks absolutely gorgeous outside. The fresh snow sparkling in the bright sunshine. Amazing.... It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas :-)
You may remember my poinsettia card for the Paper Players challenge last week - you can see it here. Well, I loved the idea of it - and the layout so much - that I used it to create some of my personal Christmas cards this year. I changed it up a little though :-)
Here's the one version - with more traditional reds and golds. I also used gold metallic washi tape for my "ribbon", which made this card much easier to put together than my original one for the Paper Players.
Here's the first version:
I then did a version without the gold embossing - but I did double layer the poinsettia.
Here's the full view of the card:
For the final one... I went totally outside of my comfort zone and used a non-traditional Christmas color scheme and this was for a pair of besties that I thought would appreciate the non-traditional colors.
I have to admit.... I am rather partial to the purple and silver :-)
I had to take a couple of photos after our snowstorm.... the lanterns (new this year from Pier 1) and the little trees that grace the steps were covered with the light fluffy stuff and looked incredibly pretty. I finally got around to getting some candles for the lanterns and we will be putting those out tonight :-)
I decorated the mantle piece in a very different color scheme this year and found this fabulous reclaimed metal angel wings that fit onto the candles. They are perfect for the color scheme:
Talking about things with wings! How about a couple of photographs:
I'll be back with some more photos and Christmas cards for you tomorrow. In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Stamps: Poinsettia and Pine - Altenew
- Inks: Tombow Dual Brush Markers
- Cardstock: Neenah Solar White. Recollections Vanilla