Friday, August 8, 2014

Pink Christmas

My favorite Christmas color combination remains the traditional one - red, green, and perhaps with a pop of gold.  I love making Christmas cards and albums in these colors but once in a while I'd like to make things rather non-traditional.

Let's take a look at this pink Christmas card:

There are many shades of pink here: I first used Spun Sugar distress ink with my favorite Tim Holtz Harlequin Layering Stencil to create the background.  The layering stencil is not wide enough to cover the whole card but never fear, the  pattern is so easy to line up to create a continuous background.  Then I used the Lawn Fawn Milo ABC set to stamp "XMAS" in each diamond.  Over at Stretch Your Stamps 2 we are talking about alphabet stamps.  I like to use them as background but I don't want the background to be just letters.  Here, by secretly sneaking them in with the camouflage Hear Arts Bubble Gum, they become part of the background and part of the sentiment "Merry Christmas."  Of course, I like to mix and match my supplies too.  I like that the distress family blends well with the whimsical Lawn Fawn stamps!

I do not have the matching cardstock for the word "merry" so I used direct to paper method to ink up the cardstock using the Spun Sugar distress ink and die cut the word out.  Oh enamel dots!  How can I have not used them earlier!  Everyone raves about enamel dots and I jumped on the bandwagon too.  I do like these rather flat embellishments that still give interest to my card.

I'm linking up my card to the following:
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas - Anything Goes with Non-Traditional colors
Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland - Christmas
Craft for the Craic - an item that I have not used before (Enamel dots)
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. lovely card-love the cas and the pink! Thank you for joining us at Creative Card Crew challenge! Irene DT xx

  2. This is awesome! I loooove pink Christmas cards :)
    Thanks for getting festive and playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
    ~ Crystal (DT)

  3. Such a neat idea! Love it! Thank you for playing along with Come and Get It this week!

  4. Different, Clean, Elegant, lovely. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

  5. Very pretty (or should I say merry) in pink. Love it in its simplicity. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.

  6. Love the stencil Joyce and the colour choice!!! A fabulous non-traditional card! Thanks for sharing with us at Holly Jolly, we hope to see you again soon. Meighan DT

  7. Fabulous card Joyce! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  8. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland and good luck.

  9. Great card, I love the clean and simple design and I adore the bright pink!

    Thank you for joining the challenge with the Creative Card Crew!


  10. Wow! Lovely pink Christmas card. I should take a leaf out of your book and start Christmas cards, I'm always behind!! Thank you for joining our challenge this month over at Craft for the Craic.
    Eithne :)