It's time for another Christmas Card Challenge! It seems kinda funny to be creating Christmas cards for 2012 already, but I can't tell you how easy it is come next fall to have all of my cards done and ready to send. It was a piece of cake this year! Anyway, onto this weeks challenge, which is to use non-traditional Christmas colors. Right up my alley! For this weeks challenge, click HERE.
Of course, if you know me, you know how I love the non-traditional colors for my Christmas cards. Here is what I came up with.
I used THIS sketch for my card and love how it turned out. Now, I know what you're thinking. My card looks completely different than normal. Hopefully, you'll find it more appealing, like I do. Unfortunately, the weather hasn't been cooperating lately, and I've been working so much that it's dark when I go in, and dark when I leave my office. This has been a big problem for a while now, and I finally decided to just make a generic light box to photograph my cards in. I bought some white foam board, and put a box together, leaving the top open for my lighting. Once I got my photos taken, and edited, I wound up with this one. I think it turned out pretty darn good for my first attempt. The colors are as true as they are in real life, and I'm totally stoked that the main focus is my card, and not the background. I've been photographing my projects outside for so long that I find this simple photo to be kind of cool. Now that I've got a light box, I won't need to worry about trying to rush and finish my projects so that I can get my photos in the natural lighting. Yay! lol I've combined the following challenges in my card as well.
Annabelle Stamps Challenge - Say it with Christmas Cards
Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #35 - Christmas
Delicious Doodles Challenge #8 - Xtravagant Xmas
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge 11/16 - Ribbon
Fairy Fun Friday #68 - Holly Jolly Christmas (No red or green)
Inkspirations #100 - Christmas Creations (anything goes)
Raise The Bar #86 - Christmas
Stampin For The Weekend #22 - Christmas
CHNC #51 - Anything Goes
Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge #86 - Christmas Card
One Stop Craft Challenge Week #162 - Christmas Sparkle (I have snowflakes on my background paper and pearls, hope that works)
I do hope you'll head over to the CCC blog to see what my friends have put together for you today. It's week three, and it is already turning out to be a wonderful start to the new term. You'll see what I mean once you visit today. :)
Stay crafty my friends!