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Monday, December 17, 2012

Stamp TV CSS Holiday Inspiration Hop

Happy Holidays! Welcome to the CSS Alumni blog hop for December. This time our hop is a color combo hop, although the challenge Linda gave us was to create holiday cards without using any red or green; in other words, no traditional holiday colors.

If you came here from Joy's lovely blog, you are on the right path. If you didn't come via her blog and want to go through the whole hop, jump back over to Stamp TV where you will find the whole list of people participating.

I had a hard time with this challenge at first since I was in the groove of making my holiday cards and was using traditional colors. Once I got going on it, however, I was inspired and ended up making three cards! Here they are:

This first one is purple, black and silver using Gina K Designs Pure Luxury black onyx and vibrant violet along with silver sparkly paper from Stampin' Up. The stamp set is the Stamp TV kit "City of David" set.

This second one is black, white and silver using Gina K Designs Pure Luxury black onyx, pure white and the silver from Stampin' Up. The stamp set used is from Gina K Designs called "Blessed is the Season." The text is stamped in black and the dove is embossed with clear embossing powered. Then I went over it with Memento Gray Flannel to make the dove pop.


My final card is blue and silver using Gina K Designs Pure Luxury In the Navy and the sparkly silver paper from Stampin' Up. The trees and sentiment are embossed in silver and I added the stars or snowflakes (whichever you prefer them to be! LOL!) were created by making glue dots with a glue pen and the using Stampin' Up "Dazzling Diamonds" glitter. I added gray rhinestones for a bit of extra bling -- although if you look closely in the photo they seem to have picked up a reflection of red from something nearby when I took the picture.



Thanks for joining the hop today! Be sure to comment here and be sure to leave a comment on each blog as you hop along because on Friday morning (December 21), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs and that person will receive a huge grab bag of fabulous Gina K. Designs Stamps!


Now hop on over to Karen's blog to see what she has made in non-traditional holiday colors!

44 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous cards Kay!! Love all your different color combos!!

Miesje said...

I felt the peace in each of these cards! Beautiful samples!

Cheri said...

Beautiful - each and every one, Kay. I really love the dove and the text over stamped on it...so gorgeous.

Melissa Cash said...

Kay, each and every card is just beautiful. I really like the second one with the dove on it, it is so pretty.

Sharri said...

Kay, beautiful cards! I love the second card with the dove!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful samples of non colors!

Marsha said...

Lovely. I especially like the blue card with white embossing.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful batch of cards!!!!

buggin2stamp said...

Beautiful! I have to say your dove card is absolutely stunning. I love everything about it.

joy said...

All three cards are stunning! The silver and black one is my favorite! I love how you have used the dove!

Brenda said...

Beautiful cards Kay!!! Each one of them are so pretty and lovely!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Stunning cards!

Anita said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful cards.

Doris W. said...

Gorgeous! Never would have thought to use the purple with the City of David stamp. Looks so elegant!

catdidit said...

All are stunners! But really love the silver and blue!

Cheryl S. said...

Wonderful cards but my favorite is the silver and blue card!

Gayle said...

Gorgeous cards, Kay. Love all of the colors chosen.

Maria said...

love it. did beautiful work

Ina said...

Couldn't choose a favourite as they are all so very pretty and so different. Beautiful cards Kay.

redwasher1 said...

Kay, all three cards are so pretty , a sight to behold!!

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful cards, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your 2nd card, the wordy backgorund, the beautiful dove, the colors, it's all so gorgeous! Very well done! TFS!!!

Judy Woodland said...

Kay, your cards are amazing. Love the heat embossing. So lovely and different from the traditional Christmas designs. Just beautiful!!

meemee48 said...

All three of your cards have that touch of elegance. Beautiful!

Kitty said...

Beautiful cards.

Blessings,
Kathleen

Sharon said...

Beautiful cards - great colors and designs!

Sherry said...

I love your cards, especially the embossed tress.

naneruth said...

These are all so very beautiful!

Irene said...

I love the black, white, and silver! Simply elegant.

Kathryn A said...

LOVE the dove card, especially! I may Case this ;)

Judy Anderson said...

They are all lovely. My granddaughter loves purple. I will make this one when we craft together during the Christmas break. Thanks.

Verna Angerhofer said...

What inspirational works of art you have created. I love them all.

cmoch said...

Just love all three of your cards...so much detail.

Virginia Wingo said...

Beautiful color choices and lovely cards

Connie Ludgate said...

Very pretty cards. Hard to choose just one for a favorite.

Angie said...

Such gorgeous cards Kay! Love them all! Merry Christmas!

MsJudyC said...

Soooo pretty.

Unknown said...

all of your cards are lovely- blue and silver is a favorite of mine- but the black and white is very elegant
thanks
Holly

Pat Jandacek said...

Three lovely examples of non-traditional colors for Christmas. Have a Merry Christmas.

Lady Bug Stampers said...

What beautiful cards all of them. I love the embossed trees the best I think. But they are all beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing.
Linda K.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Betty Neville said...

These are beautiful, Kay! Especially love your dove card!

Ava Gavloski said...

beautifully designed cards Kay
ava g

miatagal said...

Beautiful cards, Kay. Thanks for sharing.

Dee said...

They are all pretty, but if I had to pick a favorite, I think it would be the blue and silver glitter one.

mimi2six said...

Wow your work is soooo beautiful!!