Christmas Challenges with sketch #17 was my inspiration for this first card:
I thought the color palette from CRE84FN was bright and cheery for a snowy Christmas Card and the orange-definitely not a traditional Christmas color. I used 2 retired papers from Close To My Heart (blue and orange) and the yellow was Basic Grey from "Nook and Pantry."
My second card is black and white, suggested by another Christmas Card Challenge - Crimbo Crackers. I always think black and white are classy so I challenged myself to find one of my stamp sets that could be interpreted that way. The sleigh with music pattern was my choice along with a scrap of white I had previously embossed with snowflakes and the black and white dots with text in the dots reminded me of snow.
All of the stamps I used on these projects were from Close To My Heart.