Saturday, November 24, 2012

Happy Holidays

Another Christmas card today.

I'm using the sketch from Nacho Average Challenge #21:

and the Color Combo from Color My Heart Color Dare #19 - Hollyhock, Cranberry and Sweet Leaf to create my card:

This card is very simple but the color combo did give me quite a difficult time as I am not good at combining shades of the same color.  I settled with having Hollyhock as the background, then use Cranberry as the banner with Sweet Leaf to tone it down.  Finally I stamped the sentiment in Sweet Leaf.

Because I'm using cardstocks only I want to make it a bit more interesting so I was digging for my background stamps.  The background stamp is one from the April Stamp of the Month and stamping it in Hollyhock, even though it is tone on tone, does give it some interest!

I have been preparing Christmas cards since July but guess what, I never get tired of it.  They are fun to make and fun to send to others.

Have a good weekend!


  1. Love your colors!!! Great job with our sketch this week--thanks for playing along!

  2. love the traditional christmas colors! and what a great take on this weeks sketch! thank you for playing along with us @ NAC

  3. Very Pretty and I love the Tone on Tone effect! TFS. :)

  4. I really like how you used ribbon in the sketch and how clean and simple you made it. Thanks for playing this week-

  5. Very bright and pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos.

  6. I like your background, Joyce. Thanks for joining in at Color My Heart this week!