It's time for the monthly installment of The 12 Kits of Christmas! Our wonderful hostess this month is Kim, and she sent a beauty of a kit (photo courtesy of Kara):
This kit was full of gorgeous papers and trimmings as well as a lovely soft color palette. I found myself going super clean and simple with my cards this month, but I look forward to revisiting this kit in the near future to make use of some of the other goodies Kim provided.
The first card is my favorite. I have always liked aqua and pink for a non-traditional holiday color combo. I wanted the card to convey a feeling of peace to go with the die cut word, so I simply heat embossed a poinsettia in white onto the card base, debossed it for subtle texture, then added the word and some spots of white Enamel Accents.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Aqua Mist, Sweet Blush)
Stamp: Waltzingmouse (Big Bloom Poinsettia)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate, Wonderful Words: Holiday die), corner rounder
Accessories: Ranger (Enamel Accents), Filigree (embossing powder)
The next card uses one of the adorable digital images Kim sent. I thought the petite size was perfect for a smaller 4 1/4 inch square card, and I love the pop of color against all of the white.
Cardstock: WPlus9 Design Studio (White)
Digital Stamp: Pink Petticoat
Ink: Copic markers
Tools: Sizzix (embossing folder), circle punch
My last card feels like it needs something, but I wanted the word to really stand out against this fantastic embossed snowflake background that Kim provided.
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Sweet Blush, Autumn Rose, Vintage Cream)
Stamp: Papertrey Ink (Signature Christmas)
Ink: Stampin' Up! (Basic Gray)
Tools: Papertrey Ink (Wonderful Words: Holiday die), Cuttlebug (embossing folder), paper piercer
That's all for now, but I will be playing more with this kit in the near future. As always, I can't wait to see what the other gals have done: