Hey there! Once again, it's time for the Stampers Dozen Blog Hop! yay!
Our December theme is "Non-traditional Christmas", which means our projects cannot use any shade of red or green. No Old Olive, Garden Green, Always Artichoke, Lemon Lime Twist, Pear Pizzazz, or Wild Wasabi! No Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, or Berry Burst! Quite the challenge, but I used a new stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog, Petal Palette, with the Hearts Come Home set from the Holiday Catalog to create my card, and I think I did good!
I chose Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Smoky Slate for my color palette, which I think has a wintry feel. I stamped everything, including the Hearts Come Home greeting before embossing the vanilla layer with the sneak peek Scattered Sequins Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I kept the bottom right corner from being bare by adding a single Hearts & Stars Embellishment with teeny-tiny dots of Liquid Glue.
To get the two-tone color on the birdie (is it a chickadee?) I inked the image first with Smoky Slate ink, then used a Basic Black Stampin' Write marker to add the black highlights. The leafy branch is stamped-off Soft Suede. I gently pressed the edges of the vanilla layer into the Soft Suede ink pad to get the darker "faux layer" look.
The inside sentiment is also from Hearts Come Home, stamped with Soft Suede.
Click on the "next blog" to continue on the hop to see what the ever-creative Judy Garza has to share!
Or click on the "previous blog" to hop back to see what Laura Milligan has created with her clean-and-simple style!
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That's all for now. until tomorrow, have a Stampingrox! day!
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