Saturday, December 17, 2011

Holiday Color Combo for Our Creative Corner

Hello there and Happy Saturday to you! This week at Our Creative Corner, we have a holiday color combo hosted by yours truly. *grin* I found a cute inspiration photo on Pinterest, once again, and thought it would make for a fun for a holiday card. Can you believe Christmas is only one week away? Wow! Hope you can play along with us this week. Here are the details of the challenge: 
Holiday Color Combo
Create a holiday card using Light Pink, Light Blue, Red and White
*PLUS a touch of holiday SPARKLE, just for fun!*
You can also use the photo for some inspiration! 

I saw those buttons in the photo and immediately knew what set was going to make an appearance on this card...Button Buddies! Awww, yeah! I love that set! Next up, I spied a holiday catalog on my coffee table and that was just what I needed to put it all together. The blue shade on the cover pretty much gives away where that catty came from, too...Tiffany & Co. *sigh* Maybe Santa will do a little shopping there for me this Christmas. ;) 
The little snowman was inked up using markers, then stamped and embellished. I added some red glitter to his hat to play off of the sparkly scalloped border and the polka dots in the patterned paper. That Candy Cane Christmas Specialty DSP is retired and I am stretching out every, single, last piece of it. The white button is adorned with some baker's twine and then the edges of the ovals were dressed up with Pretty in Pink sponged ink and Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (ret.). 

I know the challenge says a "touch" of sparkle...but I just decided to "touch" about 3/4 of the card with sparkle. That's just how I roll!
There is a lot of dimension on the card from the popped up layers and the red satin ribbon. That ribbon ties beautifully every time. Finally, I topped the card off with some rhinestone accents. This is as close to a snowman as we can get for the holidays here in south Texas, so why not bring the bling? :)  
Thanks for stopping by today! I sure hope you can join us this week at Our Creative Corner and play along this week with the colors. Please stop by and see what the rest of the lovely ladies on the Design Team have created, too. They are so amazingly talented and have whipped up some gorgeous projects, yet again. 

Have a very HAPPY day! 

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Button Buddies and Short & Sweet
Paper: Candy Cane Christmas Specialty DSP, Red Glimmer Paper, Pretty in Pink, Baja Breeze, Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Basic Black and Pretty in Pink Classic ink
Punches: Scallop Border punchWord Window and Modern Label
Accessories: Red Satin Ribbon, Baja Breeze Glass Glitter (ret.), Stamping Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Black Stampin' Write Markers
Non SU! Accessories: oval die cuts, white button, red/white baker's twine, red glitter glue, snowflake embossing folder


  1. Wow AM! Love the colors and the bling is perfect! Awesome card!

  2. Anne Marie, that is so cute! Love the colors and totally love the bling!!

  3. So cute with that little button belly! Precious card.

  4. I would have never thought to use the pink like that. What a great way to make the other layers "pop". Pretty card!

  5. Fabulous challenge Anne Marie ... I looove these colours together, and I love what you have done with your card ... that red glimmer paper is oh so divine and so festive ... love the lil button snowman and the gorgeous pink backdrop!

  6. So bright and beautiful for the holidays! I love the contrast of the blue with the pink and red!

  7. I love your non traditional christmas card and you can never have enough sparkle !!

  8. Sweet card!!! Love the button snowman!!!! That bow is spectacular too!!!!

    Maria :)

  9. What a fun little card with that cute little snowman and just love the colors you used. Hope the little fur babies are not peeking and looking for the presents :)

  10. GORGEOUS!!! I love the sparkle this card has, AM! And I can see how you are slowly stretching out every last it of that yummy Candy Cane DSP! :) I especially love the bling'd out oval. Hope all is well with you, friend! Lexi sends her regards to Emmy - she's snuggled up under two blankets right now as it's cold outside.

  11. Ann Marie what a cute snowman card. I forgot all about the button buddy snowman (and that's one of my fav sets!) Love the bling around him too. The colors are cheery and bright! Hugs.

  12. Gorgeousness! The term 'touch' is completely relative! You are the queen of sparkle and this is one beautiful, sparkly card! Love the variety in color of the glitter and that bow is perfect!

  13. Fabulous colors, fabulous card Anne Marie! Love that little snowman and his cute button tummy. Love all your sparkling touches! Wishing you and yours a season full of sparkle and shine, my friend! ((hugs))

  14. oh gosh, HOW darling is this?? I love that little button snowman! And, great minds must think alike, because I just made a card using these same DPs. :) I just wanted to pop by to wish you a Merry Christmas, Anne Marie! Your support and encouragement has really give me a lot of confidence these last months. BIG holiday hugs to you, my friend! xo, Noelle

  15. This is just the cutest! I love the colors you used.


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Anne Marie