Frosty Festivities Christmas & Winter, Giftwrapping

A Winter / Christmas Colour Combination

(This post is part of my Frosty Festivities Blog Event)

I thought it would be fun to create a colour combination that I wouldn’t normally use, and then make a project inspired by it.

Here’s my colour combination:
Pale BluePurpleGoldSilver
The frostiness of pale blue and silver always makes me think of winter, and the richness of purple and gold seems perfect for Christmas. So even though I don’t usually use purple at all, let along with these other colours, I thought I’d give it a try!
I made this ‘Noel’ Tag:
Step 1: I cut an old piece of purple Christmas paper using my Slice Design Cutter and the Fa La La card – it’s cut on the 4″ setting. Then some pale blue Pink Paislee City Sidewalks paper was cut using the same shape on the 3.5″ setting. 
Step 2: I adhered these together and then stuck the purple onto a piece of pale blue cardstock, which I cut to match the shape. I stitched some Pink Paislee Artisan ribbon, that had been coloured with Gold Lame Heidi Swapp Spritz, accross the lower half of the tag.
Step 3: I cut the ‘Noel’ sentiment from white cardstock with the Fa La La card too, on the 2″ setting. I drew around the edges of the letters with a gold gel pen. The sentiment is stuck to the tag with 3D foam dots.
Step 4: Some gold ribbon was stitched at the top of the tag. Finally I scattered some Papermania Shimmer Dome Stickers and some Hero Arts Clear Gemstones for the touch of silver:

I’m not sure yet whether I’ll attach it to a gift, or layer it on a card or layout! So many options.
Be Inspired:
  • Use this colour combination on a project
  • Make a tag without knowing what it will be for yet
  • Cut some shapes using a die-cutter or shape template, layering up several shapes all together

Don’t forget that a comment on this post, or on any of my posts from this weekend, will count as an entry into the Grand Giveaway {NOW CLOSED} – but only if you’ve registered your interest in winning that here!
Have you ever put these colours together before?
Thanks for all the fantastic comments so far, I’m reading every single one and enjoying them so much – quite a few have made me laugh out loud or nod my head in agreement! I’ll see you again tomorrow for even more festivities. x

30 thoughts on “A Winter / Christmas Colour Combination”

  1. Oh wow, yes, lovely seasonal combo! I never think to put silver and gold together, it’s either one or the other for me, but they work so well with these other colours 🙂


  2. i am so not a fan of purple but have forced myself to use it lately and actually finished 2 projects with purple in them!It is hard to create withsomething you never use, isn’t it?.The NOEL and the banner on your tag are great!


  3. Nope, I’ve never done these colour combos before, but thinking this year is the one to steer clear of the traditional red and green for a change.Loving your tag and think you should use it in your album 🙂


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