Friday, November 3, 2017

Color Dare #268 Happy Holidays Card

It's time for another Color My Heart Color Dare challenge! This week's colors are Almond, Cranberry, Fern, New England Ivy, White Daisy, and optional Gold.

Have you seen the Beary Christmas-Scrapbooking stamp set and Thin Cuts? Even though the stamp set was designed to use for scrapbooking, many of the images are suitable for cards as well. I lined up all of the word stamps onto a 2 x 6.5" My Acrylix block and stamped them with Almond ink at an angle across a white panel. Since our embossing folders have a slit in the top opening, I was able to slide my stamped panel in at the same angle as the words to emboss only the top section.

The tree is stamped with New England Ivy Ink on Fern Cardstock. I used ShinHan TouchTwin Markers to color the tree lights and add a little texture to the branches. The Christmas balls and star topper are colored in with the Gold Metallic marker and over-brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush. I used the shimmer brush on the embossed stars as well.

The inside is fairly simple with a couple of the gifts cut with the coordinating Thin Cuts, Gold Shimmer Trim, and a sentiment from the Short & Sweet stamp set.

Ready to play? Just create a project using ALL and ONLY the colors in this week's challenge. If you don't have the exact colors, use the closest colors you have. Our color challenges are now open for two weeks, giving you more time and flexibility to create, share and invite your crafty friends to join us too. You have until 10pm EST Thursday, November 16th to enter! I can't wait to see what you create!

Supplies Used:
A1189 Short & Sweet
Z4047 Beary Christmas- Scrapbooking + Thin Cuts
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
X5975 Cranberry Cardstock
X5960 Fern Cardstock
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2835 New England Ivy Ink Pad
Z2816 Cranberry Ink Pad
Z2827 Almond Ink Pad
Z3238 Gold Glitter Paper
Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush
Z1768 Gold Metallics Marker
Z2448 Carmine R11 ShinHan TouchTwin Marker
Z2463 Sap Green GY235 ShinHan TouchTwin Marker
Z3189 White & Gold Ribbon
Z1985 Gold Shimmer Trim
Z3341 Thin 3-D Foam Dots
Z3119 Confetti Stars Embossing Folder (Going Soon!)

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Sue, very pretty card! I especially love how you did the inside of the card (as I'm always looking for ways to make the inside of the card nice)!

    1. Thank you, Kathleen! I love bringing a little of the design to the inside too!

  2. Very pretty card! I love the softness of the background for the tree.