Sunday, January 3, 2016

Christmas Card Challenges #5

Happy New Year to all my blog followers and especially my newest Bloglovin' follower, Chris B (btw, your cards are AMAZING Chris).

I can't believe how fast the past two weeks flew by. I'm so glad the Christmas Card Challenges Design Team was able to take a little break; but now we're back at it full-force.

Each week, the challenge is to create a holiday or Christmas card. There'll also be an optional challenge. At the end of the week, the Design Team will select the Weekly Winner and the Top Three from all entries.

This week it's an optional Color Challenge.

I really needed several Christmas Thank You Cards and the color challenge worked perfectly.

Although you can't tell by the picture, the dark grey (it looks black) and the burgundy are shimmer cardstock. So is the silver/grey die cut "thanks" (Simon Says Stamp!).  I stamped the snowflake onto the silver/grey shimmer cardstock and heat embossed it with Smoky Slate Stampin' Up! Embossing Powder.  The snowflake stamp and die cut are Festive Flurry by Stampin' Up!

Stop by the Christmas Card Challenges blog to see what the other Design Team members created this week.  I realize Christmas just ended, but what a perfect time to get started on cards for 2016 . . . before you put all your Christmas crafting items away.