Thursday, January 8, 2015

Tis the Season #33

Hello crafty friends!

New challenge is up at Tis the Season starting today! Yes, we are thinking of Christmas/holiday cards already! It is never too late to get those cards started so they will be done by next year. As we all know, it sneaks up on us before we know and then we are left scrambling. Start now with us and then we can sit back and watch everyone else scramble. Hee Hee

Let me just say that this was definitely a challenge for me this time around. My mind is on Valentines Day so creating a Christmas card had me adjusting a bit. It was the colors that really threw me.

Non-traditional Christmas colors to say the least. I will say that they are my absolute favorite colors in the whole wide world when it comes to my football team..... GOOOOOO GATORS!!!!!!
I could wear these colors every day but to use them to make a Christmas card now that's challenging. 

I started off with a 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White card stock for the base. I cut a piece of Tangerine Tango card stock to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 as my base color. I only wanted a little bit of that color showing since it is such a bright color. I cut another piece of Whisper White slightly smaller to adhere on top. 

I used a Circle Stackable die from Lawn Fawn to cut a hole in the card to use as my ornament. I used Pacific Point card stock and cut a slightly bigger circle to adhere to the back. I found a gold marker from EK Success that I used to draw a line from the top of paper to the circle to make it appear as though it is hanging. I used a bow stamp from an Essentials by Ellen set called Merry & Bright. I colored on the stamp with the gold marker to make it the exact color of the line I had drawn. I then used it to make some dots inside the ornament for some added color. The sentiment is from a Winnie & Walter stamp set called Happy Christmas and it's one of my favorites! I embossed it with Gold embossing powder from Ranger. It gives such a crisp and bright look. 

Last but not least I grabbed some metallic gold sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. I just can't make a card these days without sequins. They give every project just the pop it deserves. 

The last decision I made is one I wish I hadn't. I rounded the corners at the bottom and to me it just did nothing for the card. I sat and stared at it for a few minutes and wanted to tear it apart and start over but I decided against it. I just went with "there's no mistakes in paper crafting" and went on my merry way! 

Hope you've enjoyed this card today and that it has inspired you to get started on your cards early. As always, the products used will be listed and linked below. I love reading your comments so please leave me some love. 

Also, head over to the Tis the Season blog and check out what the other DT girls have created to inspire you as well.

We do have a few challenge guidelines* we'd like to ask you to follow:

  • Your project must be a new Christmas project created for this challenge.
  • You may use any brand of product that you have in your stash. 
  • If you combine challenges please limit it to no more then 4 including ours.
  • Please provide a link back to our challenge or use the challenge graphic within your post.
  • Have fun!!! 

The Challenge is open until Jan. 20 @ 12pm EST

Happy Stampin, 


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