Stampers Dozen Blog Hop – Non-Traditional Christmas

The rules are simple… Christmas projects:  NO RED / NO GREENNo shades of red / no shades of green.

But this is Christmas!  How can you do Christmas without the red and the green?  Oh my, dear one…  We are here to show you!

Truth be told, I am pretty sure that I took the easy way out this month.  I mean, after all, I picked one stamp set to showcase. Yep… just one!  You see, this month it’s all about the colors.  And, I think that this set is one that doesn’t ever need to be showcased in red and green.  In fact, I think red and green may be a bit harder to incorporate with this  one.

The stamp set I am talking about is the STAR OF LIGHT (#142110). This set has great sentiments and beautiful images.

No red or green here… Instead you will find Fresh Fig!  And of course, some silver tossed in for good measure!

Hers is a close up on that star.  The detail is dazzling!

And, did you know you can emboss ribbon?  I mean, I knew you could stamp on it… Turn it colors even… But I’ve never seen embossing on it…  But lookie there.  Of course, don’t look too close as it is not my best embossing work!

Let’s take a look at some more …

Another purple and silver.  I just love that color combination… don’t you?!?

Oh look at that!  Would you have ever thought that browns were Christmas colors?  I guess when you add copper and beautiful images, you are bound to get a great looking project!  (Truth be told, I was inspired by Carol Payne’s card!  I had a sneak peek at it a last week!)

And finally… Blue and gold.  Another one of my favorite color combinations.  I guess I spent too many years as a cub scout mom!  For the background, I started with Whisper White and embossed the stars with white embossing powder.  Then, I sponged on layers or Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Night of Navy, Elegant Eggplant, and Basic Black.  Then, since I didn’t have a tissue handy to wipe the ink off the embossed stars, I wiped it with a baby wipe.  Of course, that took off some of the ink… But I love the way it turned out!

Well, that’s it from me this month…Hop on over to see what Patty Chenail has to offer you!

Or, if you are going the other direction… hop back to Debbie Naylor had up her sleeve this month.

Until next time… Keep it simple, Stampers!

🙂  Joanne

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