Today I'm sharing homemade stamped Christmas cards in unusual color combinations. The first one is built around a beautiful paisley background paper, topped with a subtler, darker-toned print. And they both sport that special "bling" for the snowflakes!
I used one of my favorite Christmas rubber stamps from Inkadinkado in a dark pink chalk ink on pink card stock. I then cut out the image with deckle-edge scissors, and inked the edges brown. Yellow and orange inks form a halo of sorts. Puff pens in white, pink and spearmint add dimension to Santa's wreath hat.
"tinfoil" snowflake embellishments along the edge make a beautiful finish.
They almost look like ice crystals! And you can make them yourself!
Santa in orange, burgandy, and blue plays on a similar theme.
In this one the ribbon wraps lovingly around the image, which is stamped in red chalk ink on pink card stock. Interesting how these color combinations make the negative space look almost peach.
The set is angled jauntily on white cardstock. Snowflakes land on layered squares. The whole color combination lends a warm yet frosty feel to this card.
Have you figured out what the snowflakes are made from? You may be surprised...and then you will want to make some!! The super-easy tutorial is now available by clicking HERE!
In this age of electronic communication, a real card seems luxurious. I'll have to practice my penmanship, though!
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I'm sharing these colorful holiday cards at: Monday: Craftomaniac, Making The World Cuter, Marvelously Messy, Project Queen, The Girl Creative, Debbiedoo's Newbie Party, The Gunny Sack; Tuesday: Tip Junkie, Today's Creative Blog; Wednesday: Blue Cricket Design, Nest of Posies, Savvy Southern Style, The Trendy Treehouse, Very Merry Vintage Style; Thursday: Katie's Nesting Spot, Shabby Nest; Friday: Finding Fabulous, My Simple Home Life, Romantic Home, Tatertots and Jello, Thirty Handmade Days; Saturday: Be Different Act Normal, Funky Junk Interiors, French Country Cottage, I Can't Stop Crafting; Sunday: Nifty Thrifty Things, Under The Table and Dreaming Holiday: Home For The Holidays at Uncommon