The Modsquad challenge this week is to use only 3 colours and I challenged myself to come up with a Christmas card using these colours. I personally think these are the most difficult colours to use without something else to brighten it so this was a real challenge for me. It also required a tag.
I found a fun fold card to try and this is the result. The one I saw used a circle die but I decided to use a tag die instead. I used warm Cocoa CS from Gina Kay Designs, and added the cream in a light weight CS. I can tell you that using a lightweight CS makes a huge difference to both the stamping and to the cutting. This one is by Recollections and I now know why I don’t use it much. When I placed my tag die onto the card front I needed to tape it in place and even though I was very careful and I used the purple tape the paper quality was such that the tape pulled some of it off. Sigh! I scored the inside cream piece as per instructions and then prior to folding I stamped the gift, snowflake and sentiments in both black and versamark ink. I heat set the sentiment with Black EB powder for additional dimension. Using the same stamps I stamped the cream front panel in the same way prior to cutting out the shape. After I got the folds right I adhered it inside and then added the separate tag so that it moves in the larger space created for it. I also added a small mouse for additional decoration. Before I send this to anyone I shall likely add a bit of colour and sparkle to it as I find it a bit drab, but for the challenge it is correct.