The upside to this cooling weather is that it has put me in the mood to make some Christmas cards! I found a great color combination for snowy weather at Paper Players and decided to pair it with an awesome sketch I found at Create with Connie and Mary.
At first glance the colors seem to be kind of dreary, which was okay with me for a Christmas card because that is exactly how I would describe winter weather! I am not a fan of winter at all and it seems to hang around FOREVER here in Indiana! I always ask myself why a coldblooded person like me would live in a state where it is always cold. I haven't figured out why yet because I am always complaining about the weather! I even take a blanket in to church with me EVERY Sunday because the air conditioning is always blowing right down at me, and even under the pew at my feet. I just can't win, no matter the season. :) Whoa, I am WAY off track here! Here is my card:
I really like the way it turned out and don't think the colors look gloomy at all. The Brushed Silver Cardstock along the bottom and the rhinestones give it a little extra oomph. I really would have liked to add another layer of trees with the Illuminate Glimmer Watermark Stampin' Pad that we now offer in the Holiday Catalog, but I don't have it yet! I think I will have to go back and add that in when I get it, just to see how it works.
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Take Care
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Shimmer White, Brushed Silver
Ink: Going Gray, Black StazOn, Baja Breeze
Tools: Finishing Touches Edgelits, Stripes Embossing Folder, Sponge Dauber
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones, Basic Black Scallop Dots Ribbon, Neutrals DSP stack