Merry Christmas

Global Design Project #317 | Color Challenge

Its been a while since I entered into a Global Design challenge, so I decided to try this colour challenge and get going once more with entries. Pink is a somewhat unusual colour for a Christmas card but I went with it anyway as these are the cards I need currently. I dry embossed the pink piece using a folder called Champagne and Holly by Couture Creations. Lately I’m having trouble with my machines and embossing is a challenge but I managed to get most of it with an impression. Then I die cut the word using both the blue and the green and offset them on top of the pink. Did the same with the trees and adhered the lot to a white card front. I added a tiny bit of sparkle to the holly berries, but in retrospect probably shouldn’t have. Using some of the leftover blue I cut several strips to add top and bottom of panel and along the bottom of the main card. Then I die cut the word Christmas from the pink CS and added it to the strip. Dies used are from MFT (small trees) Creative Expressions (larger trees), MFT and Sissix for the words. Had fun and quite like the end result.

10 thoughts on “Merry Christmas

  1. This is a great Christmas card. Who says pink isn’t a Christmas color? You made it work beautifully.
    Hopefully you get your machines back in line quickly. It’s annoying when they don’t do what they are supposed to. My dad says to talk nice to machines. I’m more of the opinion to tell them they aren’t behaving properly and I really need them to shape up and do what they’re supposed to do. Either way seems to work, though I don’t think the machines listen as well as the dog does and he doesn’t like listening. 😉

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  2. I’m chuckling as I read your comments. I’m not sure about my machines – I’ve tried a few things including swearing at them. My Big Shot almost got stuck and I had trouble getting the folder out. The handle is showing signs of wear so I may have to buy another one. The Gemini needs new plates as the others are very distorted so using that isn’t much better. Even the magnet card for the Gemini has bent completely out of shape, so dies won’t lie flat anymore. I may get a Spellbinder Platinum 6 to replace the Big shot.

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    1. You might think about an electric one. I have a friend that got one because she sometimes hurt too much to crank things through. She loves it, even when she isn’t hurting that bad.

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  3. Beautiful card Johanna. Pink is a little unusual for Christmas but it really works on this beauty. Love how you offset the green & blue.
    When it started hurting too much to crank the Big Kick I got a Gemini and I love it.


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