Saturday, December 22, 2012
Pretty in pink Christmas cards
Every holiday season needs some sweetness, whether we're talking about scrumptious treats, good turns towards others, or a palette that is a gentle and inviting as a dish of candy. Pink is my favourite colour of all time, and one that I love to incorporate into my holiday projects on a fairly regular basis. This year I made two Christmas cards that included a hefty dose of this girly, cheerful colour.
Taking its style and colour palette cues from the 1950s, this card features see-through acrylic snowflakes topped with lacy white K&Co. stickers, velvety grey Thickers, mint green pompom trim, pink and aqua-green crochet trim, clear bling, and a cute pink bow.
Oodles of layers, layers (starting with a base of wonderful Gina K dark brown cardstock), embellishments, and textures call this vintage meets modern shabby chic card home. Here pink appears in the lace, paper, flowers, and sentiment chipboard piece, but remains winter thanks to the softer shades and other hues (light blue, silver, forest green, red, etc) that it was partnered with.
This past week was a very busy one on our end, as I’m sure it was for many of you as well. A shopping trip for my husband’s gifts on Wednesday did a number (as I fully knew ahead of time that it would) on my health, and I’ve been laid up ever since. I suspect I will be for at least a day or two, more, but in a way I don’t really mind because I'm using that time to work my way through a rather hefty laundry list of things I want/need to get done online before we kick off 2013.
I love being productive in just about any capacity, and am grateful to have this time amidst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season to finally get to various things online that I’ve been hoping to do for ages.
Case in point, last night (at long last!) I finally joined Facebook. It’s true! If you’d like to be friends friends there, you can find add me here. I’d be delighted to connect with my scrapbooking and card making friends online and really hope our paths will cross there.
Just three more sleeps until Christmas, I can hardly wait – but in the meantime, I’ll be keeping myself busy learning some of the ins and outs of Facebook!