As I'm thinking about and designing a card, I like to go out of the box if I can but not get toooo weird. I sometimes do that by using a stamp or die or embellishment in an unexpected, unintended way. Another thing I like to do is change up the traditional color scheme for a card or project. That's what I had in mind with today's card! It's a sidestep design which are always interesting and fun. The "out of the box" moment came when I incorporated blue instead of red with my Christmas card theme.
Here's my card:
You would not think twice about brown reindeer or green trees but I used a medium blue, Marina Mist, for the sleigh and sentiment. I really liked it as it is a little on the unexpected side. No red anywhere! I used the Santa's sleigh framelits for my design elements and really liked how it turned out. I especially like the silver glimmer paper on the sleigh. I wanted to "tie" the reindeer to the sleigh somehow so I settled for some baker's twine around his neck. I'm positive that would never work in real life but it worked for me !
I hope you try some out of the box ideas. It's fun to challenge yourself and see what you like and don't like. There are things that end up in the garbage and there are things that end up on a blog!