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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Maya Angelou

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas with a Twist!

First I need to start my post with a bit of an explanation.  My card today doesn't really "fit" the challenge.  You see I had another project started for this.  Then the mini remodel on my basement started and some things got lost and I just didn't have the time to finish it.  I had already started this card idea many weeks ago and decided I would use that for the challenge since I was running short on time.  The challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is to make a Christmas card using non traditional colors.  No Reds or GREENS!
OOPS!  I noticed when I was photo editing that there were GREEN snowflakes on my DP and then it occurred to me that TEAL is really just a bluish GREEN!  Hmmm!  My excuse is the chaos of how things have been lately.  I've had a bit of a mental fog....well, more than usual for those that know me.  The story I am sticking to is that this is still not the TRADITIONAL green that people would use on a Christmas card.  I don't think it resembles anything I have TRADITIONALLY seen..........Did I convince you?*wink*

I love this card for the sheer combination of shimmer and grunge.  I've added glitter and bling and then distressed the snowflake embossed papers.  My ornament was also glazed over with UTEE.  I tried the cracked glass technique but it didn't crack much.  I also just LOVE the big shimmery bow.  I have to run out and get more of the ribbon from Hobby Lobby.  Crossing my fingers that they still have it.

Hopefully you can play along this week and follow the rules:)

We have Funky Fairies as our sponsor with a Free Chocolate Covered Christmas Downloadable KIT , as well as, Lauren Meader with a Free My Timeless Template from PTI.

Check out all the wonderful creations by my fellow design team members for some great inspiration!

Today I am heading home from the FIRST of 3 trips to Michigan during this holiday season.  Never move far away from family...that's my free advice to you all:)


What's In It?
Stamps: Vintage Ornaments PTI
Ink: TH vintage photo distress ink, bermuda bay, versamark, aqua mist
Paper: Jolly by Golly, DCWV teal, vanilla
Other: corner rounder, fiskars border punch, MS glue pen, dazzling diamonds,Utee, ribbon, twine, snowflake EF, cuttlebug,sponge, Taylor's Tiny Twinkels,  horizontal slot punch. dimensionals


Georgia said...

I love your card. It's close to the blue family...Have a safe trip. You need to pass on your sage advice about staying close to home to my two adult children.Son lives in Arizona and daughter lives in Fl. I spend a lot of time in airports!

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card, gorgeous colour combo... what green???? ;))

Piali said...

Love it!!! what a beautiful color combo and the bow is amazing!Have a safe trip..I'm so far away from home..I know what you mean..my family is in India.

Anonymous said...

Great card Nikki
Love the stamp you used! great colors

Janneke X

mustangsarah said...

Awesome card Nikki.
I love the colors.

tiggertastic said...

amazing card, even if it is TEAL lol

Really very pretty and i love the different layers and also keeping it to just 2 colours - very sophisticated

Sarah x