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!