Tuesday, June 30, 2015

It's a Marriage - Jingle Belles and Summer of Color Collide



I think I totally forgot to do my Jingle Belles card for the last challenge two weeks ago.  And something luckily stirred me to get this done last night - the Summer of Color Challenge colors for this week actually.  I think I managed to marry the two challenges together but let's just check and see.  

The Jingle Belles said NO DESIGNER PAPER. (That's not hard for me, it's usually the opposite that hangs me up.)  And the SOC colors for this week are Red, Red, and Metallic.  My first reaction to those colors of course was holiday.  Though I've been adding to my little color journal for this SOC challenge (and I still might do something else) I really felt compelled to do a Christmas card and to apply it to my lovely Jingle Belles.

You see no designer paper involved (even the die-cut joy was from a recycled gift card holder envelope which I hope doesn't count as such), and the design was embossed in gold EP.  I've had that background stamp for a while now and I don't think I ever used it before so I was equally glad to have made good use of it.

The shades of red are Cherry Cobbler and Riding Hood Red and please believe me when I tell you that this is really much better looking IRL!

Do you think I could get away with doing this same card but on let's say - two shades of blue and gold (or silver), or two shades of purple and metallic?  Or are blue and purple poinsettias out of the realm of possiblity?  

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....... let me think on that a little.

27 comments:

  1. Ooooh! I love this marriage! Your card using this week's SOC colors is beautiful. And I think you could definitely get away with making the same card with the colors you mentioned! HUGS!

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  2. Love your card. Great use of the colors for this week./

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  3. A great card and use of the colors- good to spread joy all year round!

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  4. ha, Christmas in summer, cool idea!

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  5. Summer or not, I love your card.

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  6. Beautiful SOC card, Valerie

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  7. Gorgeous holiday card ... so very glad you joined our 12 days of cardstock at Jingle Belles.

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  8. nice way to get the challenges in together!

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  9. to answer your last question first, YES!!!! this card in 2 shades of ANYTHING would be stunning! ok, maybe not puce... but other than that, lol! tho i have to say that 2 shades of red miiiiiiiight very well still turn out to be my fave, especially these 2 particular shades of red; which are each gorgeous on their own but exponentially more so together! to sum up: YOWZA, missus! what a fab contribution to our "cardstock christmas" fun at JINGLE BELLES!

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  10. I was laughing and enjoying this post. You are FUNNY. I adore the marriage, and "designer paper" would hang me up, too, since I always make my own backgrounds. You did a great job, and I bet blue and silver are truly acceptable Christmas colors!!

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  11. Ooh, a little bit of Christmas in my southern hemisphere winter. Thank you!

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  12. Beautiful! This week's colours were perfect for Christmas, why didn't I think of that. Why not blue blue silver for a poinsettia?!!!

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  13. What a perfect solution to this week's colors. And a great holiday card, too.

    Thanks for visiting my SOC this week.

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  14. Nothing like a bit of holiday cheer to up the day - no matter what the season. Wishing you plenty of joy always.

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  15. beautiful card! and i definitely think it would work with other colors!

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  16. Enjoyed your post; the card came out beautifully. I think any of the other colors would work.

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  17. Love your card, was thinking of a poinsettia myself

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  18. Wonderful and very elegant card!

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  19. Lovely card... the metallic just pops with the red... beautifully done...

    Jenny X

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  20. Super card, Christmas in Summer brilliant, sorry I am a week behind... BJ

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