Elizabeth Cooper
I love challenges almost as much as I love swaps. Not only do I get to try new things and push my creativity to the limit, but I also get to see how other people interpret the same theme. Their end results are always so different than mine!

Today's Splitcoaststampers challenge required participants to use three colors, plus a neutral white or vanilla. The colors (using Stampin' Up names) were: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, and Marina Mist. Furthermore, we were asked to use these rather non-traditional holiday colors to make a Christmas card, if possible.

Here's what I came up with:

I managed to mix those suggested colors, both among the buttons and in the colors I used to shade the cute little characters. Oh, and also in the background.

But let's start at the beginning. I used a piece of textured cardstock from Die Cuts With a View's Old World  Stack. I thought the paper was a close match for SU's Marina Mist color, so I layered that on top of my card base to create the background.

Then I stamped 3 characters from Inkadinkado's Christmas Characters stamp set on white cardstock, cut them out, and colored them using colored pencils. I then stuck them to the background using foam adhesive.

The sentiment also comes from Inkadinkado's Christmas Characters stamp set. I stamped it directly on the background using Frost White Colorbox ink.

Then I added a bunch of random buttons below the characters, and finished off the card by using Stickles (in Lagoon and Glam Pink) and Liquid Pearls (in Peacock) to accent the cute little Santa, penguin, and snowman.
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4 Responses
  1. Jingle Says:

    This is so adorable!!!

  2. Thank you! I wanted something whimsical and cute, and the combination of adorable little characters and a bunch of pretty buttons was just too hard to resist. :-)

  3. Karen B. Says:

    These little guys are too cute, and your coloring is fantastic.

  4. Thanks, Karen! They were so much fun to work with. :-)