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Friday, June 1, 2012

Festive Friday Challenge #21 - Stampin' Up! Edgelits Christmas Card


When Nicole set this colour challenge for us at Festive Friday Challenges , my heart started to race and my palms got sweaty.....you see....I'm a little afraid of Regals....especially CAJUN CRAZE!!!

It is scary stuff it really is! :)
Seriously though....you must have colours that you just don't use or don't 'get'.  I don't even know if Regals are really the problem....I tend to use Cherry Cobbler, Riding Hood Red and even Bravo Burgundy quite a bit especially in my Christmas Cards....they are fabulous earthy colours! I think I'm just not used to handling and seeing the more autumnal colours in the flesh....Cajun Craze, More Mustard, Always Artichoke.... they make me nervous. :) 
Anyway.....as I declared on Facebook after I made this card...."I am no longer afraid of Cajun Craze".... 

What do you think? I really love the colours together - there is a strong but clean balance between a Subtle/Neutral/Regal.

I used the fabulous new Stampin' Up! Edgelit dies and the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder to finish all the edges. They layer so beautifully! To finish off my main panel at the top (it was looking a bit 'bare'), I just used the Simply Scored to make two score lines....it balanced it out against the edgelit. As my festive 'flourish', I sprayed the card with Frost White Shimmer Spray.

I hope you give this colour combination a try....and let me know how you go with conquering your colour fears.....what colours are you scared of....go, on...confess....leave me a comment. :)

Materials used:
Stamps: Curly Cute, Snow Swirled
Ink: Cajun Craze, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Cajun Craze
Accessories: Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Frost White Shimmer Spray (made from Frost White Shimmer Paint)
Tools: Big Shot, Paper Cutter, SNAIL, Dimensionals, Stamp-a-majig, Adorning Accents Edgelits Dies, Adorning Accents Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Bracket), Sticky Strip, Simply Scored.  

1 comment:

  1. Alison, I love this. When I saw the colour challenge you were faced with I thought mmmmmm! But on seeing your creation I lkie it alot. TFS Cheers Donna Zammit :)


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