My Christmas Card Style

I am generally drawn to clean and simple or several layers in traditional colors. For this week’s Double D Challenge, I created a traditional layered card. I am often drawn to pine needles and cones, berries, and a bit of sparkle is always nice.

http://daranddiane.blogspot.com/2019/11/what-is-your-christmas-style.html

The stamp set used is The Stamps of Life pinecones2stamp along with matching dies. I used colors from this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers, Early Expresso, Mossy Meadow, and Real Red, all SU colors. While pulling cardstock out, I totally forgot it should be Real Red, which is a bright red like the berries and the ribbon, but pulled out Cherry Cobbler a bit of a darker red. As everything was quite glued down and dry, I decided to let it go and leave well enough alone.

The idea for this card came from the postcard that comes with the set when a club member. I love these postcards and pull them our for inspiration. This time, I basically CASED a card on the postcard. I am sure I used different colors, placed more pine or less pine needles, etc., but basically it is a pretty close match. I am thankful for the designers who create beautiful work to share with all of us for inspiration and to create their idea.

Happy Thanksgiving

Creating with the Mod Squad Challenge in mind. This week’s challenge is to use only 3 colors: Black, Brown, and Cream, and there must be a tag on the card.

Mod Squad Challenge http://modsquadchallenge.com/3-colors/

dies used: The Stamps of Life Happy Thanksgiving die, Sizzix Framelits Stand-Up die set. stamps used: pinecone2stamp from The Stamps of Life, ink used is GKD Dark Chocolate, Warm Cocoa

cardstock used: SU Basic Black, GKD Dark Chocolate, Ivory

ribbon used: GKD Ivory, SU Black

embossing folder used: Darice Vine Pattern

The circle element is the tag. It needed to be attached in some way, so I used foam squares and attached it at the top. I usually use bright colors in creating a card, so this was definitely a challenge.