Anyway, this hop is an "open hop" so you may see a few different things! It was suggested at some point, that we could use the Color Me Happy Stamp Set and Kit to do something different with it. I took that to mean on our hop for the Blends so I did a New Year's card with the lanterns. But then I got to thinking, that I wanted to do something else to show the versatility of the kit and stamp set! I have to say, this isn't really anything I would have put together left to my own devices but I love how this team challenges me! I mean, the colors of the kit just don't scream Christmas, do they?
But, I'm ALL CHRISTMAS like all the time over here right now :-) So, I wanted to create a Christmas card with the kit and I think I really like how it turned out!
I colored my birdies with cherry cobbler and old olive and I feel like it paired with the blue so well. The colors are so rich! I used the celebrate sentiment from the stamp set and pulled in the Christmas from Merry Cafe. A bit of black really made all the colors pop. A few of the little star sequins were the perfect finishing touch.
Again, this isn't a card I would have made on my own without the push of an "assignment" but I really, really, REALLY like it! Find yourself a challenge and step outside your comfort zone, too!
But first, go visit Miriam in the Netherlands and see what she has for you, it's going to be amazing as always!