Today I have a Spring card and a Winter/Christmas card - oddly enough using similar colors!
First is my Easter Tag Card - I used a Stitched Mat Rectangle die (again!) for my base and die cut the Tag Sale #8 dies from PTI in green and white. I stamped the eggs and sentiment from Nestie Eggs by Waltzingmouse on the white portion and layered it onto the green with foam dots. To finish off the tag I looped a piece of green/white striped ribbon through the hole and layered that to the yellow panel with foam dots.
I actually made 4 of these cuties for the Easter sale at my church - I love the different designs on the eggs - and the bright colors are SO Easter-y!
I'm entering these in the Paper Players Challenge - Clean and Simple "Spring"
and the Inkspirational Challenge - I was inspired by all the colors of the sheep!
And now for my Christmas card - made for the 100th Merry Monday Challenge
The colors in this inspiration photo made me run the other way - NOT in my comfort zone at all - especially for a Christmas card. Then I sat down and made myself do it! I used a lot of white to minimize my discomfort! The door is from Home Made and the little pine branches, bow, berries and sentiments are from Two Feet Deep (which I finally broke down and bought a couple of months ago! - LOVE the sled and skis in this set!)
I stamped the door in Grout Grey because I wanted the focus on the sweet little pine branches! See how cute it is?!
So - I was able to make a card that I actually like with these bright non-tradtional Christmas colors! That's what challenges will do for you!
Easter Tag Card
Stamps: Nestie Eggs - Waltzingmouse
Paper: White, Simply Chartreuse, Harvest Gold - PTI
Ink: Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Mustard Seed.
Accessories: Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Ribbon - May Arts, Tag Sale #8 dies - PTI.
Christmas Door Card
Stamps: Home Made, Two Feet Deep - PTI
Paper: White - PTI, Certainly Celery - SU
Ink: Adirondack Mountain Rose, Memento Pear Tart, Grout Grey - Color Box/MFT
Accessories: Stitched Mat Rectangle Die - Lil' Inker Designs, foam dots.