Red and White

Peace On Earth Christmas Challenge #1

A new challenge blog has posted their first anything goes Christmas challenge which is a great idea to keep Christmas going all throughout the year. So for today’s card I decided to focus on the inspiration board panel of red and white.

After stamping the GKD’s Holiday Tapestry panel in white pigment ink and then heat embossing with white embossing powder, I cut out numerous letters in gold cardstock before finally deciding on the MERRY that I chose which is a Poppystamps Merry Christmas background die. I then needed to do a little stamp surgery on GKD’s Festive Frame sentiment for the word Christmas. It has a funky closed “C” but didn’t want to cut apart anymore stamps. I think if I make this again I will cut my letters from a gold heat embossed panel so the die cut letters and the stamped sentiment match. I’m thinking I need to add something after the sentiment but haven’t decided on that item yet. Not completely satisfied with this card but thought I would post it anyway.

Thanks for stopping in for a peek.

14 thoughts on “Red and White

  1. Beautiful card. I like the tapestry embossed in white. The sentiment is lovely as is – doesn’t need anything else.

  2. Love the contrast and your Merry. But yes the Christmas is to much, different size, font and color. Probably could have left the Christmas off entirely and had a perfect card?.

  3. It looks quite nice. I’m wondering if you think it needs more because you usually have a lot on your cards and this is pretty CAS. Maybe a tiny bit of shine sprinkled on, or a few gems would make it more what you’re thinking? It is nice the way it is.
    I hate doing stamp “surgery” and usually just mask the part of the stamp I don’t want inked.

  4. Personally I like it just the way it is and don’t think it needs anything more. I get why you think it isn’t enough as that often happens to me. I also get your comment about the words, but I don’t mind that they are different and a recipient isn’t going to notice what us crafters pay attention to.

    1. Thanks, Johanna, I appreciate the support. You know how it is when you have and idea or want to CASE a card it just doesn’t work as well on paper as in the brain. LOL

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