Friday, January 1, 2021

Winter Hello, Warm Wishes - Color Dare #425 partnering with Double Trouble

Here is my Design Team card for Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #425 choosing at least three colors using the Inspirational Board and partnering with the Double Trouble Challenge #74 "Cuddle Up Day" and included Twisted Sister's optional twist "warm and cuddly critter".   

One of our entrants (Niki1) for Double Trouble had a beautiful fun fold card in which she used Mary Deatherage's tutorial "side fold card".  The fold is so simple and it gives you the flexibility of a square card that is folded to an A2 size card and envelope... I love it.  Click here to see my other "side fold card".  

First I followed the tutorial for my side fold card and background and gathered my stamps and dies.  Chose a critter that was dressed warm and cuddly in a sweater, scarf and hat for my optional twist with warm wishes sentiment and a sweater embossing folder for my background.  Colored the adorable penquin with a variety of colors from the Color Dare Inspiration Board using Sketch Copic alcohol based pens and then fussy-cut.  A set of trees were cut from evergreen cardstock attached to the background, and penguin added with some 3D thin foam tape for dimension.  Sentiments and bows were added.   

Please pop over to ColorMyHeart Color Dare to see DT members' inspiration, along with other participants that have entered this challenge. 

Color My Heart Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share your project the first week you still have another week to enter that challenge...current challenges are on the side bar of the Double Trouble challenge blog.  

And don't forget to share your entry in celebration of "Cuddle Up Day" at Double Trouble Challenge #74.  

Also entered into the following Challenges

CTMH Products Unless Specified Otherwise
     Sapphire, Evergreen and French Vanilla  
Stamp Set 
     D1987 "Winter Penguins"  
Cuttlebug Die Cutter 
     Darice Dry Embossing Folder 
     Set of 3 trees - From Stash but Unknown   
Inks and Pens 
     Sapphire Ink 
     Copic Sketch Pens - alcohol base 
        Variety of Red, Green, Blue, Golden Yellow and Brown
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Thread from tassel garland 


Melanie R said...

The embossed sweater design for the background is perfect for your cute penguin!

Alyson Mayo said...

That little penguin is so cute - I have been pondering that stamp set for a while. I love how you nestled him in the trees.

Michelle said...

The embossed background and sweater on the penguin really go with the theme of warmth. So cute!

Debi said...

The embossed background is perfection but that little roly poly penguin all decked out in his cute sweater is the best!

Cat Nowak said...

Love this penguin in the sweater! Perfect card for this challenge.

Susan Renshaw said...

Will have to try that side fold card!
Lovely result!
Fabulous make for Color Dare!
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Darlene said...

WOW love the fold on this card ... fantastic and fun! Thanks so much for playing in our FINAL challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog! Good Luck in the draw!

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MortiCraft said...

Your card looks so warm and cuddly Suzanne! The embossed background is perfect and your critter definitely look snuggly and warm. X

NanaConnie said...

Another fabulous card with great dimension and texture, Suzanne! Thank you again for entering our "Anything Goes with a Critter" challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. Good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

I recently found a very similar tutorial to make a square card into an A2 shape. I'm using it for those 4x4 quilt dies, which are lovely but don't cover the entire front of an A2 card.

Your winter card is very nice. I love the sweater embossing background and how everything just pops off that white. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Cut it Up for our Winter challenge, and Happy New Year!


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

What wonderful details making a warm and cosy feeling to your card. Love the design, I haven't done something like that for a long time. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at QKR Stampede Good Luck and looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Well seems I added the wrong challenge link, so sorry, however thank you for entering our challenge with your lovley cosy card at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies
Faith DT