This is the first time I’m taking part in the color throwdown challenge. On first sight these seemed like autumn colours to me. It took me quite while to figure out, how to get them into a Christmas card design. But I got there in the end.
I decided to have white and grey as my neutral colours. So I took out some white cardstock and embossed it with that lovely snowman by Tim Holtz. The I picked inks to closely match the throwdown.
Tearing some paper, I inked blended bundled sage distress ink over the edge. This grounds the snowman nicely on a bank of snow. I love the uneven edge the paper gave me. I stamped snowflakes in pastel blue shadow ink across the whole panel. The orange I used on the carrot nose. I went with spiced marmelade distress ink here.
I stamped the sentiment in soft granite shadow ink to match the grey of my background paper.
I cut the panel with an Avery Elle wonky stitched rectangle die and cut along the inner edge of this. Then I cut the matting from the grey patterned paper. I adhered my panel on this, aligning the edges of the stitching.
I mounted this on a white card base, with some craft foam for dimension.
As a final touch, I coated the snowman in Wink of Stella and added apearl as the tiddle on the i. All done, and I love the subtle look with those three colours.
I am adding this card in the following challenges: