Hello! It’s time for a new challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown. Although we’ve changed from a weekly challenge to a bi-monthly one, we’re keeping the same rotation of the different types of challenges… which means this time we have a color challenge for you. It’s an interesting one that departs from the typical red and green frequently seen at holiday time.
I decided to create a little scene on my card. To keep it from getting too bulky with layers, I started out by cutting a card base from watercolor paper and painting a wash of aqua on it. While that dried, I worked on the front panel. The triptych die fit into the stitched rectangle die I used for the card front, so I was able to simultaneously cut them from a piece of ivory cardstock. Then I cut the triptych die again from brown cardstock for my tree. I used white shimmer paint to create “snow” at the base of the watercolor wash, and I stamped a sentiment on the card front. When the paint was dry, I glued the ivory panel to the front of the card. Then I carefully inlaid the brown pieces into the ivory panel. I had run the brown cardstock through my Xyron machine before I die cut it so I didn’t have to try to fiddle with adding adhesive to the intricate tree branches.
Thanks for stopping by today! Now it’s your turn to show us what you can make with these colors. If you need more inspiration first, go visit the CCT site and see what the rest of the design team has created. Be sure to link your card at the CCT site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, February 3. We look forward to having you join us!
Stamp: Holiday Script (Lizzie Anne Designs for Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Soft Suede (Stampin’ Up); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Soft Suede (SU)
Other: Narrow Tree Triptych die (Poppystamps); stitched rectangle die (Lawn Fawn); Coastal Cabana reinker (SU); Frost White shimmer ink (Tsukineko)