A Simply Handmade Christmas Card for Color Dare Challenge

For this week’s Color My Heart Dare Challenge, we were asked to create a project using Kraft, New England Ivy, and Candy Apple.  When I first saw this color combination, it reminded me of simple, handmade Christmas decorations like the ones I have in my home, so I decided to create my card with the same theme.

Clean  ♥   Simple  ♥  Handmade

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I chose to use Toffee and New England Ivy to create the tree image with our Seasonal Trees stamp of the month. Once the tree was compete, I used VersaMark™ Ink and White Embossing Powder to create two layers of snow.  It’s a bit hard to see in this photo, but the subtlety of the two layers of snow adds to the texture on this card.

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I wanted a bold sentiment, so I chose a stamp from our Christmas Blessings stamp set to to stamp “Merry Christmas” in Candle Apple.

 

Clean, simple, and handmade. Everything I love about Christmas.  I would like to see you create something for this week’s Color My Heart Dare Challenge.  Just use these three colors to create something and post your creation on the Color My Heart Dare website.

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I can’t wait to see what you create!
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Seasonal Trees Blog Hop

Welcome to the Seasonal Trees Stamp of the Month Blog Hop where we will be featuring the November Seasonal Trees stamp41842558_10155931687592686_1154225456677912576_n set.   If you have come here from Haley Dyer’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas using the Seasonal Trees stamp set. If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melinda’s Blog.

In my state, the weather changes constantly.  We can have a foot of snow at 7am, sunshine by noon, and a thunderstorm by dinnertime. We don’t have true seasons here, like most of the nation, just a ever guessing meteorologist who hopes she got it right today.  I am happy to report, that even in a state of ever changing seasons, our Seasonal Tree stamp set will be put to good use. Each tree trunk, leaf, pine needle, palm frond, and icon can be used for any season in your neck of the woods.

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This week, I am starting to use up some of our Grateful Heart products and decided to create some Thank You cards for a few wonderful customers.  That simple “Thank You” tag comes from the PML cut-apart page and it works perfectly for creating cards like this one.

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I decided to keep the card pretty simple. I wanted that delightful fall tree to be noticed on the card. If you look closely, it looks like there are three shades of leaves of the tree. I achieved this look by first adding the leaves with a second-generation stamping of Goldrush, then a stamping of Saffron, followed by a second-generation stamping of Saffron again; rotating the leaf stamp each time.

I embellished the card with a a few borders created from our Decorative Borders Thin Cuts, added some Gold Sequins, and a single Complement Sticker to complete the card.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crating tips and other fun ideas. Remember, the Seasonal Trees stamp set is only available until November 30th! Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Promotions tab of my website to see how you can get this stamp set for only $5.00.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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