Thursday, October 10, 2013

Holly, Berry Christmas- A Color and Sketch Challenge

Hi Stampers!

This afternoon I was able to work on another Christmas card design for the CCC13 Challenge and decided to use The Freshly Made FM107 Sketch Challenge along with the PPA175 ColorChallenge at Pals Paper Arts.   I hope you will find the time to stop by and visit each site- again, such great inspiration!

To create this card:

Use the Big Shot™ with the Chalk Talk Framelits™ to cut two of the large tags- one from Whisper White cardstock and the other from Cajun Craze and from Whisper White cardstock one of the narrow rectangular tags.

Stamp the sentiment from the retired set, Contempo Christmas using Cajun Craze onto the narrow rectangular tag and hand cut the banner points (or use a 1 “ Square Punch).

On the larger Whisper White Chalk Talk tag, using Early Espresso Classic Ink, stamp the holly image from the retired set, Ageless Adornments and watercolor using the AquaPainter™ with Always Artichoke and Cajun Craze Classic Ink.  

Use the Stampin’ Write So Saffron marker to fill in the background behind the leaves and add the drop shadow with the Sahara Sand Stampin’ Write marker.

Use the Chalk Marker to add a few highlights and overlay the So Saffon background using Gold Smooch™ Pearlized Accent Ink. 

Layer the Cajun Craze cardstock tag behind the focal image, add the sentiment banner along with the Cajun Craze Candy Dot.

Create the paper bow from Cajun Craze Designer Series Paper (DSP) using the XL Oval Punch.

Use the Big Shot™ with the Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Use the Scoring Tool to emboss the edges and mount onto Always Artichoke cardstock.

Mount this layer onto the Cajun Craze card base, add the focal image and Paper Bow using Stampin’ Dimensionals® to finish off the card.  

Stamp Sets:  Ageless Adornments, Contempo Christmas (both retired)

Ink: Early Espresso, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Chalk Marker, Stampin’ Write Markers- So Saffron, Sahara Sand, Gold Smooch™ Pearlized Accent Ink

Paper:  Whisper White, Always Artichoke, Cajun Craze, Cajun Craze DSP

Accessories:  Big Shot™, Chalk Talk Framelits™, Pretty Print Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, AquaPainter™, Punches- 1” Square, XL Oval, Cajun Craze Candy Dot

Thanks again for visiting- have a terrific Thursday!


Linda Callahan said...

Wowza! Beautifully done and topped off with a gorgeous bow!

Beth Beard said...

Refined and well designed! Thanks for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

Linda Suarez said...

Beautiful Christmas card! I love that pretty red bow! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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