Thursday, August 24, 2017

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas - Color Dare #258

Love Poinsettias...while on a break from a Copic Class this past weekend at our local Scrapbook Store, what do you do? Of course look for something you need. Since the color challenge had Ruby this was a necessary purchase for my Design Team Card, and the greens sufficed for the leaves and a Holly die purchased a couple weeks ago in preparation for Christmas cards (another necessary purchase).  And what a great sketch to display my new dies.  

The background was a design paper from Zoe using sweet leaf, which took on the look of the sketch background.  Cut the poinsettias, distressed edges and stenciled with ruby ink, and did the same for the leaves in juniper ink.  Cut the Holly and cut off some of the stems so they could be placed around the sentiment panel in place of a doily.  The dots were a cut from the center of the poinsettia which was cut in ruby, placed randomly on the holly leaves, inside and outside of the card.  

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #258: We are challenging you to using CTMH Challenge "Jack" Paper Pack (All and Only) Colors: Juniper, Ruby, Slate, Sweet Leaf, Whisper, White Daisy and Black.  

If you don’t have these CTMH colors you may substitute similar colors. Hop on by and see the many inspirational cards by our DT and other entrants.  See below for Announcement for next month's color challenges  

CTMH colors were used in combination to the Tuesday Morning Sketches #417

and  theme from Camp Create Day 5: Delightful Die Cutting  

Since this was an All and Only, I wasn't sure how I was going to bring in the whisper and slate on this card, but going through my CTMH embellishments there was a set of "Licorice gems" which had these two shades of gray.  

The left over holly leaves were used on the inside of the card as a border and more poinsettia dies cut in ruby.  

Also submitted to the following Challenges:  
Three Amigos Bloghop "Inspirational Challenge "Jack" 
     Using all the colors of paperpack "Jack"
The Outlawz "Festive Fridays - Christmas"  
Happy Little Stampers "Anything Goes With Dies" 

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise:  
Design Paper 
     Juniper, Ruby, Sweet Leaf and White Daisy
Stamp Set 
     B1455 Be Jolly 
     Ruby, Juniper and Black 
Cricut Design Space 
     Resized and cut an Oval
     Penny Black #51-152 Jolly Holly 
     Dee's Distinctively #IME-047 Poinsettia
     Licorice Adhisive Gems (Slate and Whisper) 


Anonymous said...

I'm so glad that I'm not the only one that finds it necessary to shop the aisles of the craft store. Love your Christmas card.

Lisa said...

Wow! Love how those dies turned out... beautiful card! Thanks for playing along with us at Three Amigos!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card! I didn't see Christmas in these colors but you sure opened my eyes! Thanks for sharing.

Susan Fogle said...

Oh, Sue, this card is beautiful! I love how you arranged the holly around your sentiment!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Wonderful card inside and out! I love the fabulous diecuts you used and the clever way you managed to use ALL the colors. It was good to see Zoe being used again!
:) Marie

Carol L said...

I really like how you put this card together! The papers, colors and details look so pretty, especially the holly vines on the outside! Thanks for joining us at the Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge with your pretty card!

Janice M said...

This is so pretty! Love the use of the holly with the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Comments from The Outlawz - Festive Fridays "Christmas"

Darcy Schroeder, DT on Friday
Suzanne, this is gorgeous! I love all the little branches of holly you added! Great Christmas card!

Anne Fenton DT on Friday
Suzanne this is beautiful, love the inside, great job.

Shirley M , DT on Friday
What a beautiful card, Suzanne!

Edwina Brown on Friday
Suzanne, Your card is beautiful! Love it a lot!

Linda Kupstas DT yesterday
wow what a beautiful card this is. Love it

Margaret Gilmer, DT yesterday
So pretty, Suzanne.

Sandi Huggett, DT yesterday
This is a wonderful holiday card Suzanne! Love all your diecuts and DP.

Donna Mundinger 18 hours ago
Gorgeous Suzanne, both inside and out.

Melanie R said...

Perfect take on that sketch. I really like how you used that die to create such a pretty Christmas card!

Alyson Mayo said...

Jack paper pack???? Really???? I may need to return to my package and see what I can do with it once more. This is so impressive because I never, ever would have guessed. Wow! Terrific.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Additional comments from DT from Festive Friday "Christmas"

Laurian Macdonald, DT on August 31, 2017 at 2:30pm
Absolutely beautiful Suzanne!

Cindy Potentier, DT on August 31, 2017 at 10:18pm
very pretty Suzanne love every detail!