Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Harmony, with a Color Twist

Playing around with unexpected color schemes is so much fun! Every year I make a dozen or so Christmas cards in unusual colors just for the fun of it, and some of you get inspired while others shudder at the heresy.

Isn't it grand how we all can follow our own Muse wherever we want? I think so.

When I saw a dark gray and pink Christmas card in a magazine, I jumped up and down and decided to make my own. My version looks completely different from the inspiration, which is often my favorite outcome of playing around.

Now, I know that gray mistletoe with pink berries does not exist in nature, but it sure is fun on a greeting card.

The berries are highlighted with a pink Sakura Stardust pen for a little sparkle, and the mistletoe twig seemed naked without a small bow. It needed something to anchor it. And a few extra berries by the sentiment unite the raised panel and the base of the card.

Ah, harmony. With a color twist.

stamps: Wplus9 Silver Bells
ink: Memento Luxe 
paper: Papertrey
accessories: satin ribbon, Sakura Stardust pen, craft foam, glue


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