Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Joy in Plaid

It's time to create Christmas cards - and non-traditional ones are my favourite. 
This one, however, is kind of red and green - just unusual shades of red and green. 

The Hawthorn Paper Pack was a good choice for a plaid background and Sage, which is a colour from that pack, worked well for the trees. The base colour isn't White but Pebble - kind of a green/grey colour. I used that for the cardstock to stamp my trees and also the Joy sentiment. 

The trees were arranged so as not to interfere with the frame and some were brushed with the Gold Shimmer Brush - that can be seen in a close-up below. I also went over the word "Joy" with the same shimmer brush. A few gold embellishments were added and this card was completed. 

I am entering my card in the challenge at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff
Here are the details: 

Thing 1 - Mad for Plaid - add plaid on your project

Thing 2 - Enter your card at Use Your Stuff 

Thing 3 - Add a frame or tag on your project

I have completed all three of the above "things"...

Products used are as follows: 

Paper: Hawthorn Paper Pack, Pebble Cardstock, Sangria Cardstock, Sage Cardstock
Stamps: Holly Jolly Christmas, Festive Trees
Inks: Pebble, Sage
Accessories: Art Philosophy Cricut Cartridge, Artistry Cricut Cartridge, Sangria Ribbon, Gold Glitter Gems, Gold Embellishing Thread, Gold Shimmer Brush, Foam Tape



  1. That's a great plaid pattern, Alyson, and I just love the row of trees in the front. Thanks for joining us at the Double Trouble Challenge Blog!

  2. Cool how you incorporated the plaid and frame onto your great Christmas card. Thanks for playing along at USE YOUR STUFF - Gail

  3. I hopped over from the Double Trouble challenge as I had to see you card up close. I love the colors and the layout.

  4. Love those tree stamps and how you layered them on the bottom of your card and love that plaid. Great frame and love the plaid behind the sentiment...lovely layout. Can't wait to use these paper. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble and Use Your Stuff.

  5. Always a joy to view your artwork, Alyson! The layered trees backed by the plaid die cut frames is pure serenity. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.


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