Monday, November 19, 2012

peace and serenity


I've been challenging myself to design Christmas cards using non-holiday oriented paper....whaddya think?


A combo of Jenni Bowlin {paper} and Melissa Frances {flashcard}.

I used Maraschino ala The Twinery for a pop of color.


I was inspired by the Freshly Made Sketch


I haven't played along with those gals in awhile...trying to get back into the sketch challenges!

Remember that the current Paper Issues challenge is

Holiday Happy

Paper Issues Blog Design

Pop over to the Paper Issues blog for all the deets!

Thanks for stopping by and can I get a big Woot Woot for a short work week?


30 comments:

Sparkle Smith said...

Such a lovely card! I love black, red, and white!

Lynn said...

A definite woot woot for the short work week...and I'm loving how you combined the two patterns. Gorgeous.

Brandi said...

This turned out awesome! Love the black and white with the silhouettes!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Totally works - love it!!

Deanne :)

Jingle said...

This is very pretty!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Definitely not a traditional Holiday paper, yet it somehow works.

Laurel said...

Lovely!

jessica said...

so so so pretty!!!!
Happy Monday Amy!!

Jen Timko said...

Perfect paper for a holiday card! Wow! Love the graphic feel to this! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Annette said...

love that you are not using Christmas Oriented DP.. this looks awesome... great card Amy..

Happy Monday..

Tracey McNeely said...

Amy I love this graphic card using non-holiday oriented paper. it turned out fabulous!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the graphic feel to this.

~jan said...

Wootx2! Terrific card - the non holiday paper really works!

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, I think it's fabulous, Amy! This is soooo graphic and eye catching! Absolutely LOVE it!

Inkyfingers said...

This is a wonderful stylish holiday card Amy. It would be perfect for a man too and they are always difficult to make.

Woot woot!

Jen said...

I love that you created a lovely holiday card with this fun, graphic paper. The flash of red from the baker's twine is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Connie Mercer said...

Gorgeous card!!! LOVE it!!! saw it on FB and wanted to stop by and tell you!! Awesome work, girl!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous!!

Linda Beeson said...

This is wonderful - oh so clever!!!

Evelin said...

what non-traditional colors! Love your card! :D
Hugs!

TesaB said...

Super duper gorgeous card! So clean and fresh with the black and white and pop of color!!!

Lynnda said...

sigh!!! simply beautiful!!! yup love the idea of non-holiday oriented pp..brilliant!!! definitely something different!!! hugs...xoxo

p/s: i do miss ya!! xx

Alice Wertz said...

wow! awesome mix of patterns and cool colors for a holiday card! you are amazing, girl! thanks for all the inspirations!

Karen B. said...

The unconventional use of the paper turned out really cool!

Rose said...

i think i LOVE it :)

Sylvia said...

Fantastic card, Amy, love your black and white combo with that pop of color! Hope your Monday was a good one.

jen said...

I love the non-traditional! The pop of color is perfect!

Helen Tilbury said...

Stunning!! Love that paper!!

maria f. said...

Really, really like the paper combo and that touch of baker's twine.