Monday, October 29, 2018

Dec.25th Card

It was time for a challenge today - and this one meets a few of them. I haven't entered a challenge for quite a while because I have been so busy... 
Creating Christmas cards takes an enormous amount of time! 

I was able to make a Christmas card for this challenge - albeit not the type I usually make - but I am sure I will put it to use. The main challenge was Double Trouble.
It is a free for all this week as it is a single week challenge. However, there are some additions... 

Adding a number to your project is the second part. 

The third part is to link up with any previous challenge with which they have combined so I am linking up with Colour Dare challenge #316.

So, my card is very green - I used a lot of different shades of green! I went back to an oldie but goodie stamp set - Perfect Fit Holidays. I embossed the date using Clover Pigment ink. The two smaller circles were embossed with white and then I used a small sponge and various shades of grey (Sage looks grey and Emerald looks almost blue) to rub ink over the birds. That was MUCH HARDER than it looks because it was such a small space to do. Layers and layers of green... 

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Cats and Bats Paper Pack, Oh What Fun Paper Pack, White Daisy Cardstock, Clover Cardstock (all CTMH)
Stamps: Oh What Fun Cardmaking, Perfect Fit Holidays (all CTMH)
Inks: Emerald, Sweet Leaf, Sage, Clover, Willow, Clover Pigment Ink, Versamark (all CTMJH)
Accessories: Emerald Ribbon, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, White Pearls, Foam Tape (all CTMH), 1 1/4 Punch, Green Twine (both SU)



  1. Beautiful card Alyson. That's one of my favorite Christmas sets. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Color My Heart Color Dare. It's nice to see you back.

  2. Hi Alyson! I love your card and how you used the greens. those little birds are just too cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Color My Heart!

  3. Wow, great combination of your greens...striking Christmas card and thanks for adding a lucky number on your card and joining us at Double Trouble and using the Green Inspirational card at Color Dare's Challenge. Thanks to for your nice write up for Double Trouble, appreciate your support.

  4. What a beautiful card! I especially love how you shaded those adorable little birds. Thanks so much for playing with us on this week's Color My Heart Dare. <3 Miss. Carrie

  5. Great card, Alyson! The green family has all my favorite colors and you have combined them perfectly. The sweet images and beautiful colors make a lovely, elegant card. Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble Challenge.

  6. I love all the shades of green along with the bold and the soft. Always enjoy a trip down memory lane with stamps from the past. Nice to have you playing along at CMH Color Dare.

  7. I love how many shades of green you've used. It goes to show that monochromatic cards really do look amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at the Color My Heart Color Dare Monochromatic Green Challenge.


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