I do surprisingly few green, red and white cards even though that's classic Christmas. I find that it can be a somewhat stark or harsh combination. I do like red and green with kraft. Then in the case of this card, I found paper that had a blue base and I also used that blue color on the pine sprigs and a few sequins and for my eye, that was enough to tone down the red and green. Isn't it funny how all of our eyes perceive things differently? Colors that I truly dislike, others name as their favorites and vice versa. And seriously, who doesn't like red and green? (Other than me!)
I do love this stamp set and will have to do more with it. It's fun that there are solid and outlined images for different looks. I used both for the poinsettia and for the leaves to the right. I left them as outlines (vs. coloring them) just for the contrast and I love the look.
I hope to see you playing along with us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! I'll be checking out all the cards in the gallery and I'm sure many of them will go into my inspiration files...they always do!
Stamps: Essentials by Ellen Holiday Sprigs (and dies)
Paper: LDRS Creative Peace & Joy, Stampin' Up Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce
Ink: Stampin' Up Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce, Papertrey Ink Ocean Tides (the pine sprigs)