CCMC 212 Muted Christmas

Hello peeps and happy Friday to you all! I love Friday, it’s such a great day! I have lots to get accomplished this weekend and I’m hosting card class this monday so I have to come up with some neat projects over the weekend and bring some semblance of order to my house! Like I said, lots to do!

Today’s post is for this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge. This week the ladies have given us a color challenge…

Like I said the other day I’m really into the non-tradiotional holiday colors. I am determined to use all kind of unusual combinations this year. The base of my card is Basic Black Card Stock. I used the Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Sahara Sand Card Stock. I adhered it to the card base with some SNAIL. The middle group starts with a piece of Real Red that I cut out with the Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies. I used the Festive Paper-Piercing Pack and my Paper-Piercing Tool around the edge. The center stamped images are from the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set and are stamped in Real Red and Basic Black. I punched the frame out with the Extra Large Oval Punch and adhered it and the window to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A piece of retired Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon is adhered under the window with some Sticky Strip. The greeting is from the Greetings of the Season Stamp Set and is also stamped in Real Red. I used the Itty Bitty Punch Pack to make the ticket corners on both the Whisper White and Real Red and then mounted it to the card with some more Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love the color combination and the new Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing folder paired with the Joyous Celebrations Stamp Set makes Holiday cards simple and elegant! I hope that you enjoyed this week’s Create with Connie and Mary Challenge card. Have an awesome day! ๐Ÿ™‚

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Sahara Sand and Basic Black

Ink: Real Red and Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Joyous Celebrations and Greetings of the Season Clear Mount

Embellishments: Basic Black 1/4″ Grosgrain Ribbon (Retired)

Tools: Big Shot, Holiday Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Extra Large Oval Punch, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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14 Replies to “CCMC 212 Muted Christmas”

  1. I’m a fan of using non-traditional colors for Christmas cards too! I think that the basic black and sahara sand give this a little something extra in the elegant department. The image is perfect within the framelit and the framelit is perfect in the embossed oval. Such a lovely card and I’m glad you shared it with us at Create With Connie and Mary!

    1. Thanks Jen! I really like the color combo you has this week! I am loving the new stuff, so much fun to work with! Have a great weekend! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Love these colors for Christmas! The pierced framelit with the embossing makes for a fantastic focal point! And I love the ribbon pieces, too! Just beautiful! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. I really like the crisp contemporary look of your card! I have always like non-traditional colors for Christmas and yours is just wonderful! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  4. Surprisingly these make great a Christmas color combo with non-traditional colors! Great idea! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  5. I would not have thought to use these colors for Christmas but they certainly work. The new embossing folder is a great addition and the piercing templates are my favorite. Thanks for joining us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!
    Monika Davis

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