Sunday, April 8, 2018

Jingle Belles - Orange You Glad it's Christmas

Isn't this a fresh look for Christmas?  The orange and white with the bits of lime green and aqua/mint are really outside the realm of tradition.  But it's so pretty.  So pretty as to be the inspiration for the prompt for Jingle Belles this fortnight.  Of course, with any inspiration photo, you get to pick the parts that inspire you, so there are really no limitations.  

I did find the colors inspiring.  I think I've used orange before once or twice on a Christmas card but not this much.  It was only sparingly in the background.  This time I decided to be a little more bold about it.  

The tree is die cut from white glitter paper and I added gems of various sizes in orange and lime green for the ornaments.  The bow is orangey/copper metallic elastic cording.  The orange glitter you see is ribbon already glittered.  

I enjoyed working with these "non-traditional" Christmas colors.  Not sure who's going to get this card, but that's usually not my decision.  HWNSNBP is responsible for choosing who gets what card unless I've specially marked them.  

This challenge will be open for another week so I might just get inspired one more time.  You can check out all the other wonderful interpretations of this cheery room by clicking here.  


  1. I am lovin' that bling with the glitter and metallic cording ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  2. ohhhhhhhhh that is as clever as it is cool, which is really saying something! i love that you've brought in so many of the colors and elements from the photo... and i love HOW you've done it... that orange label is such a brilliant take on the trefoil pillow... the tree is perfect... and... you had orange glitter ribbon!!!!!!! i'm so happy you could join our JINGLE BELLES fun! ♥♥♥

  3. Wonderful card . . . I love non traditional colors for Christmas!


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