Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Merry Aqua, Silver and White Christmas to You!

I guess today is all about Christmas cards since I have two posts on the subject.  The other one is for the Rudolph Day challenge (two Christmas cards, that's all she wrote) and this one is for Merry Monday, which is a color combo challenge this time.

The colors in question are aqua, silver, and white which are surprisingly festive and surprisingly hard to determine... ...that is, for the aqua.  Some aqua is more blue and some is more green and really it all came down to what I had in my stash.  We had also been given permission to substitute a light gray for silver.

I was tickled to find these pre-printed card bases in my stash and paper in the right colors--both kinds of aqua, gray for silver, and white.  It's like they knew this challenge was coming!  I had a hard time deciding between two stamps so I ended up using them both. I even found some silver glitter, silver glitter paper and shiny silver embellishments to get actual silver onto my cards.
The Fine Print: Card bases, dotted paper, plain aqua, and silver glitter cardstocks by DCWV, stick Christmas tree by Hero Arts, star colored with Sakura silver glitter pen, embellishments by Candi, Hippy Snow Chick by A Muse Artstamps, flower by Prima, and colored in Copics.

18 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

These are fun cards. My favorite color is blue, ALL shades of blue qualify. The paisley reminds me of a wintry mix. Great job.

Greta said...

What beautiful papers & love using the paisley for your terrific Christmas cards!

jimlynn said...

Love the paisley background for these adorable Christmas cards!! VERY pretty and cute.
Lynn

Kristie Goulet said...

Both of these are great!

vicki said...

Wow love the cards :) I'm glad you found the perfect colours for the card they look great :)
Hugs
Vic x

Janeen said...

kwik & klever!!! so fun to dig in our stashes!

Hettie said...

Ooooo! Gorgeous take on the challenge and beautiful cards. I have that background paper and never used it. Thanks for the cool idea Honey.
Hugs
Hettie
xxx
PS, Mandy IS my BESTEST Buddy. We met in 1989 both newbies at the same place of work and have been friends ever since. So much so we are hoping to go on a Girlie trip to NY in two years!!
xx

Chris D. said...

Two fabulous cards, Princess Judy! Love that folksie tree and OMGee! A hippie snow chick! I've never seen that stamp before - too cute!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are fantastic. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

scrappymo! said...

Both cards are great. Fun, fun images. The snowman made me smile but the "scraps" tree is a fun little treat too!
How nice to find the two images that worked so well. Love when that happens.

RosA said...

That colour scheme is great! Turquoise and silver is really effective.
I've been out of action with a nasty summer cold so have just caught up ... that rolltop desk (the new one ... the one you don't have, yet) is absolutely gorgeous!! But is it a lot better than the one you already have? Just wondering, cos, you know, I like to know these things :)

Bonnie said...

You found the perfect shade of aqua, Judy! Love that paper and the sweet, funky tree and the fun little snowperson! Great cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

Katie Melhus said...

Cute cards Judy! I'm a huge fan of paisley prints and your funky stick tree is awesome. So glad you're playing along this week at Merry Monday!

Katie Melhus said...

Cute cards Judy! I'm a huge fan of paisley prints and your funky stick tree is awesome. So glad you're playing along this week at Merry Monday!

JD/ Jill said...

Great cards and perfect colors for this week's challenge! Nicely done!

LeAnne said...

These are SO cute....I just love that little country tree, as well as your cute little snowman! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at the Merry Monday challenge!

butterfly said...

Yum - love the colour combo - and that tree is brilliant!
Alison x

Lori said...

Super cute cards :) Thank you so much for entering them at Merry Monday this week xoxoxo