Sunday, July 13, 2014

Christmas Card Challenges #33: Color Challenge

Welcome to another Sunday. This week we have a Color Challenge at 

I had fun creating this card and it didn't take long . . . love that part.  In case you want to join along, here's the steps:
1)  I punched the ornament shape (Stampin' Up! punch) out of cardstock.
2)  I used the negative piece to use as a stencil and sponged (just dabbed with a sponge) the red (Memento Lady Bug Ink). I tried to get some areas darker than others and left a bit of white showing for the "shine."
3)  Used a silver glitter pen to draw the hanging "silver thread."
4)  Tied a bow out of heavy silver thread and attached with glue.
5)  Cut a red and silver mat to go behind the white.
6)  Punched a white and silver evergreen branch border (Martha Stewart punch). I offset the silver piece just slightly over the white. I think it looks better in person than in the photo.

That's it . . . no dimensionals, nothing raised (other than the bow, which you could probably draw as well). So this should be an easy card to mail at regular prices.

I didn't put a sentiment on the front. Still not sure if I will, but I like it better inside. However, that part isn't done yet, so you only get to see the front. You're on your own for the inside {smile}.

Here's the Color Challenge Palette.   Great colors to work with, so I hope you join our challenge, or at least get inspired to make a couple Christmas cards.  

Only 20 more weeks until the end of November and those cards should be in the mail. You better get busy.

I'm linking up to the following challenges:


  1. This is so pretty! Love how you created the ornament!

  2. Lovely!!!! Beautiful ornament!

    1. I forgot to say...thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  3. Thanks for entering your lovely card for CHNC challenge 185 - you could also enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

  4. Very nice. Thanks for sharing at MFP.......Lis

  5. What a perfect job sponging your stenciled ornament! And that punched border is beautiful in silver.


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