Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Winter Color Trends?

It's fun to see each year what the color trend will be for Christmas and holiday cards. I tend to be a traditional gal but I really like the soft colors I've seen popping up this year. I think it's terrific that Catalynne is the paper I normally grab for soft, flowery feminine or baby cards -- and it works equally well with a snowman!

Here is my card for the sketch this week over at Card Patterns and I used both papers and stamps from the prize package. For a chance to win, all you have to do is play along!



Card Materials: all stamps and papers from The Angel Company
Accessories: rhinestone, Martha Stewart snowflake punch, Sizzlit flourish die, Tombow markers, Noir palette ink

I made this card 4.25 inches square so that I can mail it in a regular envelope. I love just gluing the flourish down in one spot so that it can curl up loosely to give the card extra dimension. This layout is perfect for using up those small scraps too! I do hope you'll have a chance to play along this week!

25 comments:

Barb said...

This is so cute, Chris! Luvin' that paper for winter cards... so soft & pretty :)

Juliet A said...

I thought about making a square card, but then I remembered that my image wasn't square, so a rectangle seemed like a good idea.

Ingen said...

Nice card!

Tomcat said...

Nice card!
What a great take on the sketch!

whoistracy said...

Just adorable Chris! So grateful to you for sponsoring us this week. The goodies were so generous and adorable!

Annette said...

What an adorable card! I love all the different squares of paper and the little snowman is soooo cute!

Julie said...

love this card. I, too, make my square cards smaller so they can fit in an A2 envie!

yyam said...

This is such an adorable card Chris...:)

Patti J. said...

Gosh Chris, this is so soft and pretty!!! I love these colors! You should hop over to Melisa's blog (paperliciousdesigns.blogspot.com) and enter it there. Her challenge this week is inchies! Great job!

Jane said...

Gorgeous!! Love the pattern paper!!

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous! Love your color combination! (Thank you for your comment too on my blog!)

Dora said...

That snowman is too cute!
A very beautiful and colorfull card!
And thanks so much for your sweet message on my take on the sketch!
xo Dora

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and the snowman is so cute!!

~amy~ said...

such a SWEET card...love all the papers!

Bree said...

This is darling, thanks for the blog visit too. you are the sweetest.

rush8888 said...

i like the scrappiness! those colors are the non-traditional winter colors. you put it all together quite nicely.

dstandard said...

Pretty CArd - great take on the sketch!

Silli said...

Your card is so beautiful Chris, I love the papers... OMG, the snowman is cool...;-) Great card... I love 4,25 cards... Hugs and happy day! Silke

Elise said...

Oh, Chris! This is lovely! That image is just DAR-ling! Love how you showed him off! This was a great sketch and fun sponsorship! Thank you for visiting my blog and for all of your generosity of creative inspiration!

Anita said...

Hi
You made a beautiful card aswell with non-regular colors for christmas. A beauty I think with that snowman

xx Anita

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Love your card Chris. The colour combo looks great. Thankyou for your comments on my blog. Will email you soon.
Regards
Michelle

Vanessa said...

Hi! Thank you for your sweet comment! I love all the patterns you used on your card and the colors, too! Gorgeous!

Hugs,
Vanessa

Bibitte said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such kind comments on brinsdeplaisir.blogspot.com. Your card is lovely. I love the colours and papers! So kind of you to sponsor this challenge. :o)

Juhi said...

Gorgeous card......that background is amazing and goes perfectly with the winter theme.....

Edna said...

Nice take on the sketch, I like the bright papers in combinations with the snow man. Thanks for sponsoring the challenge too, great stamp sets!!