I am thrilled to be guesting at Jingle Belles for challenge #15:
red OR green, but NOT both!
Think about other Christmas color combos you enjoy: red and aqua, red and purple, green and white, green and gold...just NOT red and green together.
For my card I chose red, kraft, and aqua. I used a My Pink Stamper "Biggie Christmas" sentiment, Echo Park "a walk in the PARK" papers, Imaginisce i-Rock gems, red linen card stock, and SU ribbon. The presents are cut @ 3" from Cricut "Birthday Bash", p.43.
I began making cards using greeting card computer software back in the 1990s. Oh my, how far I have come! A few years later, I was introduced to rubber stamping, and I began to make all of my holiday cards. My very first stamped card looked like this one, that I revamped a little by adding twine, a button, and a tag:
In the beginning all of my cards were stamped in black ink and were the focal point of the card…not that there is anything wrong with that! I slowly started buying other colored ink pads, then a few years later using patterned paper. No more stamped backgrounds! That was time-saving and fun. When I started blogging five years ago, I was amazed at the talent that was out there. I still follow those same fabulous paper crafting ladies, and a couple hundred more :) Many of those uber-talented ladies did not stamp AT ALL. I thought, "that is cheating!" I am eating those words now. I won a Cricut Expression and I have become addicted to die cutting. Often times I use my Cricut and stamp only my sentiment. But when I sit down to create, I do not consciously think about using the Cricut OR stamping unless there is a specific stamp I want to use or a specific image I want to cut. I have an idea and go with it. I have been wanting to cut these presents, and that was where my inspiration came from. I also love red/aqua Christmas cards, so I went in search of aqua papers. And I stamped my sentiment :)