Friday, October 15, 2021

Merry Christmas - Color Dare #466

This is my Design Team card for ColorMyHeart Color Dare Challenge #466. The Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #442 reminded me of a die with poinsettias that was in my stash and would be perfect as the focal point from the sketch in creating a Christmas card.  Of course the colors in the grid were not traditional Christmas colors, but it would work with Sangria and Rosemary for the floral and leaves and a soft pink for the background.  How pretty is that? 

Several cuts were made of the poinsettia die using the Sangria, Ballerina and Rosemary cardstock and shuffled around until I was happy with the mix.  The Ballerina was a layer buried, glued the Rosemary layer and then pieced the Poinsettia leaves with two sets of Sangria for dimension and curling the tips.  The floral was adhered to the Ballerina base and layered with Sangria.  I didn't have enough space on the bar for my sentiment, so it was placed at the bottom of the floral using Eggplant ink, closest to the Sangria color.  The flowers were brushed using the clear glitter pen.  The one Sangria die cut was used on the bottom of the card inside so it wouldn't go in my stash or trash.    

Color Dare challenges are carried forward for two weeks so if you didn't share a project for this Inspiration Photo challenge you still have another week to enter.  

Both challenges are on the side bar of the Color My Heart Color Dare challenge blog. Please check out Design Team Cards and other entrants to give you inspiration and join us for future fun color challenges.  

Also sent to the following Challenges
Winter Wonderland "Pine Cones and Poinsettias" 

CTMH Products unless specified otherwise
     Ballerina, Sangria, Rosemary and White Daisy 
     C1810 Holiday Trimmings 
     Memory Box #99490 "Poinsettia Band" 
     Dee's Distinctively "Poinsettia" used Center Only
     Eggplant Ink 
     Glitter Pen "Clear" 
     3D Thin Foam Tape 
     Pink Pearl Embellishment


Michelle said...

Suzanne I love this card! I love the non-traditional colors for Christmas. The die cut is so pretty and delicate. Great job!

MortiCraft said...

This is so pretty Suzanne. This year I am all about the poinsettia so your card is right up my street! X

Alyson Mayo said...

I love your take on the sketch with the poinsettias crossing the center panel and the sentiment underneath. This is such a pretty colour scheme as well! Thanks for sharing with us at Atlantic Hearts :)

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

Those deep shades are so bold and beautiful. Your poinsettias make a strong statement on that pink background, and are beautifully grounded by the strip of the perfect shade of green. Gorgeous!

Thanks for sharing your Pink project with us at Cut it Up!


pssmitty papercrafts said...

you used the sketch for the inside and outside! Awesome!
Thanks for sharing with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Patty S, Design Team

Golden Goddess Designs said...

lovely card, I love those poinsettias. thank you for sharing with us at Atlantic Heart Sketch Challenge. Good luck!


Debi said...

Oh, so pretty! Love the poinsettia thin cut.

Anna said...

This is such a classy card. I love the sparkly poinsettia.
Thanks for joining us at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
Anna, Design Team

Brandi said...

Fabulous card, I love the colours and that poinsettia is awesome! Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

Brandi R.
DT member AHSC

lauren bergold said...

oh my gosh, i love that poinsettia die and i absolutely love the combination of colors you've chosen from the palette... so striking and elegant! thanks for joining our pink xmas fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Allisa said...

So incredibly pretty! Love your great design! Thanks for playing with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

SmilynStef said...

that color combination is quite stunning ... great holiday card design ... thanks so much for joining our PINK Celebration at Jingle Belles.

Cazro said...

Hi, A lovely card with gorgeous poinsettias. Thanks for sharing with us at MTTCC, loving seeing you here. Caz. DT