Thursday, December 15, 2011

Holiday Card Week – Day 4 (BLOG CANDY!)


Are you tired of red and green yet? Let's take a break today and enjoy some inspirational holiday cards that use different color schemes. As a designer it's a challenge to use different materials, unexpected colors, fabrics and papers in your work. Jennifer Holmes took that challenge by creating a holiday card using cardboard and felt ribbon in this "Merry Christmas" ornament card. She's stamped both "Merry Christmas" and the holly image from PSA North Pole Peel & Stick stamps. Her use of card board and ribbon to create the ornament is very inventive!







Look how beautiful this turned out.







Melyssa Connolly was feeling jolly without green and red with this joy, peace and love card. She's stamped joy, peace and love from PSA Tree-O Peel & Stick, and the blue snowflake from PSA Fancy Flakes. I love her use of materials in this card, including the cork. It's amazing she has taken the time to sew the blue cross-hatched pattern paper onto the beige cardstock base. Sewing your cards IS one extra step but produces really beautiful results.





Melyssa Connolly also created this adorable "let it snow" card using a limited color palate of beige, white and an accent of red. She stamped various snowflakes from PSA Fancy Flakes using her acrylic block and beige ink. By stamping with a slightly darker shade of ink onto similar color paper, Melyssa was able to achieve a subtle, background effect. She's made the snowflake adorned with a red gem the star in the bottom of the card.





I hope you have enjoyed these alternative color schemes today! Be sure to check out Melyssa Connolly's blog – she's another one of our long standing, highly published and talented design team members on the PSA Stamp Camp team. We love her work and appreciate all that she's done for us over the last year. http://www.fantastink.blogspot.com/


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43 comments:

  1. Like the cards Melyssa have done and also the idea with the cork-looking material on the card! Beautiful!

    La Vikinga

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  2. Beautiful cards... I'm not tired of traditional colors but it´s really nice other colors too... I love these cards here. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  3. Beautiful cards! I love the card of Jennifer, the color and style are just perfect together.


    Luanne
    myfootahead at gmail dot com
    craftersreference.blogspot.com

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  4. Some really great ideas, and I love the cork used on the cards. It have just given me a new idea to, which I´m going to try right away, thanks sooo much for that too.

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  5. Wow, all the cards looks so fantastic again. My fav today is the second one.

    Hugs, Uta

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  6. These are all so beautiful and so unique! I love the non traditional colors and extra textures! TFS
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
    eschfamily@yahoo.com

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  7. They are all great, love the 2nd one, so bright and cheery............:))
    lotsa luv

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  8. These are stunning!! So much texture on them!

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  9. In love the creativity! love the colors.

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  10. I love the second card. The blue and orange look great together! I also love the use of cork in the cards.

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  11. Love the use of so many different textures, beautiful cards!
    janiceaeschliman.blogspot.com

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  12. These are absolutely wonderful! Such great designs!

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  13. Again, some great cards! Love all of them!
    melissaktilley@gmail.com

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  14. Melyssa has no idea of the impact of her creations. The card with the words cut and glued around a circle is powerfully inspirational, i should create something today, inspired on that single card, simple and complex at the same time, if i do-- tomorrow I will let you all know.

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  15. awesome fun cards...I love the layouts.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  16. Love the cardboard and cork. Very clever.

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  17. very creative and cute cards. tfs.
    merry christmas to all
    littlen44 at gmail dot com

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  18. Those are really cute. I like the paper on the star card.

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  19. so sweet! love the texture from the cork and cardboard.

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  20. These are fabulous designs. Very creative. TFS

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  21. very nice set of cards.TFS
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

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  22. I love these cards using non-traditional holiday colors. Thanks for sharing them!

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  23. I Love all these cards and living on a farm in the country they appeal to me even more! Thank You and Happy Holidays!!!

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  24. I love cork and used verigated cork on my walls. I think it would be another dimension that could be added to cards too.

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  25. What beautiful cards once again!!! I cannot help but feel extremely inspired to go into my scraproom tonight and CREATE! :)

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  26. I love all of the textures they used!

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  27. The orange buttons look so cute. I actually love everything. And they don't even have Snoopy on them!

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  28. These are lovely! Cool ideas to use cork and felt on these cards.

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  29. These are all great, but I especially love the Joy Peace and Love one!

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  30. Very cool cards, I especially love the first one with that cardboard circle.

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  31. Wonderful texture with the cork and cardboard, wow!

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  32. i love these projects. i do get a little tired of red and green, too. thank you for sharing.

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  33. These are too gorgeous! I've never tried these kinds before but now you've given me the inspiration. For that, a big thank you.

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