Ever get in the “I only use green and red for Christmas projects” rut?
If you are anything like me, there aren’t many times you have worked up a holiday card or scrapbook layout that doesn’t use red and green. 😉
So imagine my surprise when I saw this pretty picture and decided to use it as a springboard to make a couple holiday cards.
From the pretty peach flowers to the hint of pink, there isn’t much I don’t love about this picture. I think part of the reason it also was so intriguing because it’s so different from the red and green color scheme I usually use for holiday cards.
The biggest challenge for me was finding the right papers to use from my GCD Studios’ paper stash. I didn’t have anything exactly the same colors as in the picture so I pretended the color scheme was a bit darker: a darker green; a more stronger yellow; an orange rather than a peach color and a very pink pink.
The first card I worked up was this retro-themed Merry Christmas card.
I used papers from the Funhouse, The Great Outdoors, Animal Crackers for Girls and Elementary, My Dear collections. Again, the colors aren’t exact. But they are pretty close and I love how they look together.
I again drew color inspiration from the flower photo for a second card.
I again pretended the pallet was darker and used patterned papers (from GCD Studios, of course) that were a little darker than the picture.
I tried to create a paper quilt of sorts behind the frame and on the card. I think it adds a real homespun touch to it.
To make the star pop, I placed foam tape behind it. That just gives it an extra lift and makes the card look a little more 3D.