Tuesday, December 6, 2016

December means Christmas Colors!

Here it is Decemeber already and in the midst of Christmas preparations we have a new color challenge for you at Retro Rubber ChallengeBlog.  It is easy, peasy!  The challenge is traditional colors for your card, tag, or project!

I made a simple layered card using a JustRight stamp from 2014.  I stamped the image twice.  One in Winter Green Versa Color and heat embossed with Verdigris Embossing Powder.  The second in Scarlet Versa color and head embossed with Candy Red Embossing Powder.  The red version is die cut with a circle die, and the green version is die cut with a Scalloped Circle die both by Spellbinders.

The Core’dinations White Wash green cardstock is pressure embossed with Sizzix’s Snow Globe embossing folder.  After a little sanding to bring out the leaves I added irRESISTible in Lady Bug to each of the berries.  I set it aside to dry.

To create the 1/8” embossed border I used adhesive tape and mitered the corners as I applied it to the card base.  Candy Red Embossing Powder was added and then heated.  The layers are adhered together.  The stamped images are adhere with two different thicknesses of dimensional foam adhesive. 

Have some fun and create a Christmas card or two and enter the challenge over at Retro Rubber Blog Challenge!

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  1. Hello Neva: This is a beautiful, elegant card, love that shimmery and delicate wreath, the sentiment looks perfect surrounded by it.
    Fabulous way to create a background for this lovely image, love the pop of bright red on the little berries.
    Big Hugs,

  2. WOW!! I love the border Neva, very clever. I love all the shimmery details and that super detailed wreath, gorgeous. Clairex

  3. Hi Neva! What is up with this card! A stunner! And you just whipped up this beauty in the middle of your "mess". Seriously! You rocked this one! So soft and beautiful!

  4. Such a nice holiday card, Neva! Lots of texture and color! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season! XO

  5. Wow, Neva! The shimmery embossed details are incredible. Love the border effect... must try to remember that! Mixing the color/embossing of the main stamp is definitely a favorite technique that I love to see and share! Makes quite a statement! Now to pin this.... :)

  6. Beautiful card Neva !
    Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Challenge !
    Jessica DT

  7. Wow Neva your card is so beautiful! Thank you for joining the Come and Get It Challenge! ~DT Dana

  8. Very pretty! Love the use of this stamp along with the coloring of the texture in the background- great job! It has been a pleasure Guest Designing with you for this challenge- hugs and have a blessed Christmas!

  9. What a sweet card! Great design and color combo! Adore this!❤️


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