lisa is an avid papercrafter and cardmaker, and if you've been hanging out here for a bit, you'll know that she's been one of our most faithful friends from the very beginning; each week she extends her support and enthusiasm not just to this blog but also to her fellow BELLES! if you're looking for papercrafting inspiration, lisa's splitcoast gallery is well worth checking out (at the very least you need to go and see this C&S sponged & stamped christmas card) and why not drop in to the papergrace designs facebook page ...you never know what good stuff might be going on there!
we thought this week there might be a bit of an overdose of red out in the blogiverse--what with everyone else making valentines-- so this seemed like a great time for all of us intrepid JINGLE BELLES to make our cards in any style, theme, or color...but completely WITHOUT that most common of christmas colors! because this week is:
lisa says: "'No red, she said' popped into my head because, really, when making Christmas cards it is soooo crazy easy to reach for a Christmas paper with all kinds of pretty reds and greens in it. I like to go against the grain, baby! I wanted to see how completely UN-conventional with color I could get and yet have it still look Christmas-y. I used chip letters and painted them BLACK (yes, black!) and then covered them with glossy accents. Even seeing those big bold black letters, you can't tell me this Tim Holtz-inspired (formerly manila) tag doesn't screeeeaaam Christmas! :)
stef says, "One of my favorite holiday color combinations is found in Cosmo Cricket's Mitten Weather Collection ~ aqua & plum ~ I added some stamped snowflakes to the polka dot background paper and some tiny purple pearls to accent the design."
lauren says, "i wanted to see how far i could go from traditional colors...but... still use mostly store-bought christmas supplies. i was shocked, when looking through my stash, to realize HOW MANY COLORWAYS are out there now, besides the traditional red-n-green. in the end, only my white glitter thickers came from my "regular" supplies...everything else is holiday!"
and now it's time to see what you will do: make it plain or fancy; choose a muted palette or neon brights; keep it otherwise traditional...or go waaaaaaaaaaaay out into uncharted territory. everything's fair game as long as there's no red (she said)! link up your card between now and 6pm EST, next wednesday, february 16th. if you're posting to SCS or flickr the code is JB07. have fun!!!
*would YOU like to be our lovely guest star? we'd love to have you! email us (jinglebellesrock @ hotmail (dot) com) with your theme ideas; if we use your suggestion, we'll invite you along for the week! ♥