Monday, July 19, 2021

Double Trouble and H2H - Christmas in July

Welcome to Double Trouble and Heart 2 Heart! 

This week, it's Christmas in July! We all need Christmas cards so this is a great opportunity to get started! 

The small graphic for Double Trouble is shown below. Please visit the Double Trouble Challenge Blog for additional information. 

There are three cards shown below and each is slightly different with the placement of the flowers (colour-wise). My inspiration for these cards came from a card created by Tae Eun You for The Ton Stamps. I used a beautiful set of poinsettia stamps that I bought not long ago. These layering stamps create such lifelike flowers and greenery. I stamped the flowers and branches in three colour schemes - purple, teal and blue. The images were all die cut and set aside while I worked on the backgrounds. 

The backgrounds were created using Distress Oxide inks in various colours and then I splattered the Clear Shimmer Brush on them. I die cut a white stitched rectangle to place on top of the background and then added the images. A small Christmas sentiment was stamped in black and added at the bottom right. The last step was to add some Diamond Stickles around the flowers and on the first card, I also added some silver embellishing thread behind one of the flowers.  

Come and join us at Double Trouble and Heart 2 Heart

You have two weeks to link up your project at Double Trouble and until the end of July to enter at Heart 2 Heart. 

We can’t wait to see what you create! 

Products used are Close To My Heart unless otherwise indicated: 

Paper: White Daisy Cardstock, Slimline Cards and Envelopes 

Stamps: Festive Trees, Poinsettia Wishes (The Ton), Berry Branches (The Ton) 

Inks: Green Apple, Clover, Lilac, Pansy, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, Peacock, Carolina, Bluebird, Sapphire, Toffee, Espresso, Archival Black, DO Inks - Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass (not CTMH)

Accessories: Poinsettia Wishes Dies (The Ton), Berry Branches Dies (The Ton), Stitched Slimline Dies (Pink and Main), Clear Shimmer Brush, Diamond Stickles, Silver Embellishing Thread, Foam Tape




Casandra Bennett said...

Beautiful card, Alyson. Love the color combo.

Inkami said...

Gorgeous blends on your backgrounds and I so enjoy seeing the poinsettias in these non-traditional colours.

Melanie R said...

Fabulous card, Alyson! Truly stunning. Your recipient will be delighted by the thoughtfulness that went into creating this beautiful card. Great colors and I love the background.

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Wouldn't it be beautiful if you could buy those colors in poinsettias. You are always so good with florals. Gorgeous card

Cat Nowak said...

WOW! Love the background and those poinsettias are stunning! Beautiful card Alyson!

Melanie Hungerford said...

These are gorgeous! I love the slimline size, and your ink blending in those bold colors is so pretty.

Kellianne said...

I cannot speak highly enough about this card!! This is your prettiest card EVER!! I love the colors, the slimline, the coloring, the layout - everything! Beautiful job Alyson!!