Sunday, December 4, 2011

PP75: Darling Dasher

Hi All! I have had a delightfully chilly, rainy day here in AZ to create my project for this week. Nance has given us quite the challenge: Create a Holiday card using non-holiday stamps or colors.
I looked over all my stamp sets and nothing was really grabbing me...so, I went with Non-Traditional Colors. Was that the easy way out???? No judging girls!!

I tried to find a color challenge to work with online, but ended up using a paper pack that was still out on my table: Letters to Santa. This pink and green pattern is actually a sheet in the pack. I think that's about as non-traditional as you can get.

Once I got all my layers settled, I knew just want stamp would be perfect with this paper...Mr Dasher. There was just something about the plaid that called his name. I cut my image to size, added some more layers and a cute button with this fabulous pink ribbon to finish it off.

What do ya think? Would you like to get a super cute pink card for the holidays? I totally think it works. Are you inspired to create your own non-traditional holiday card? If so, hop on over to the Paper Players blog and get it uploaded. We'd LOVE to see it! While you're there, check out what the other talented ladies have created just for you. Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Dasher & All Holidays
Paper: Early Espresso, Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock; Letters to Santa DSP
Ink: Early Espresso Classic Pad
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Brown Button, Brown Brads, Scallop Edge Punch, Lots of Tags Die, Cinnamon Stickles and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

10 comments:

Rita said...

This is so pretty, Julie! I love those colors together. Dasher is my favorite Christmas stamp; I think he works with whatever colors you want to pair him with! I'm totally stealing your idea for the layered tags; I can never seem to figure out how to use those dies! :)

LeAnne said...

Love it, Julie---non-traditional, but beautiful!

KatheD said...

At first glance, my thought was, that's not non-Christmas - then I remembered that I've been thinking ever since I got this paper "pink and olive and brown is not Christmas". Brilliant use, it looks like Christmas now that you've put it to work!

Lesley said...

Very pretty colors and you are right, so not traditional. Great card Julie!

Angela said...

Very pretty! Love those colors together.

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie, This is absolutely beautiful. Dasher IS meant for this paper:) Your details are just amazing. Fantastic!

Nance Leedy said...

Gorgeous card Julie...I love that paper and I think a pink & green card for christmas is fabulous! Great use of the Dasher and love your layered sentiment...great job with the challenge!

Anne Marie said...

Pink, green and brown for Christmas? Yes, please! Especially when it is combined so beautifully as you have done here. I think it probably goes without saying that I would LOVE getting a pink card for Christmas...heck, a pink card for ANY occasion is always a treat to me. Love that layered sentiment, too. Very pretty! Big hugs! :)

Noelle said...

So cute! I love the pink! :)

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful color combination and what a wonderful layout! The reindeer is perfect ... thanks for sharing!