For this project I wanted to move away from my usual color combos so I grabbed my handy color wheel that I have near my desk for inspiration. Blue-violet and yellow-orange are directly opposite each other on the color wheel, and considered to be complementary colors. I thought I'd try and create a vibrant card using these colors, unusual for the holidays but why not?!
To create my card, I stamped the Pop Out Folk Christmas two or three times in alcohol safe ink onto white cardstock. On one panel I colored in all of the images that will be die cut by the co-ordinating die including the Christmas balls, the reindeer, the birds and the leaves, using blue-violet Copic markers BV29, BV17, BV34. I also used some gold gel pen to decorate some of the details. The Copics I used are below.
On a second stamped panel, I colored the entire panel with Y18, then outlined the main images with Y38 to create a darker halo, then blended it out. I also went into the holly leaves and added the BV Copics again. I added touches of gold gel pen on the yellow panel also.
I die cut the blue-violet images out and trimmed out the reindeer. On those with a white border, I edged them with the yellow Copic to blend with the background. I popped the die cut images up on top of the yellow background using foam squares and then backed the panel onto a white notecard.
To finish, I added the final sentiment by die cutting the word 'Greetings' using the Phrase Builder Happy Holidays sentiment dies from shiny black cardstock and adhered it with glue to the front.
I really liked how this turned out in the end - I like to go for non-traditional colors and this one is very different to my usual. I highly recommend pulling out that color wheel for inspiration!