I love this time of year – I get to play with my new Christmas products and start playing along with the challenges over at the Merry Mondays Christmas Card Blog. Yippee! This week’s challenge from Debbie Henderson is to incorporate light green, dark green and red. I immediately knew I’d be turning my attention to the Peaceful Wreath for this project. I chose Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red as my colors for this project. Here’s my card:
And here’s the banner for the challenge that inspired my card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Peaceful Wreath Stamp Set. I adore this new stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog. The sketched artistry is beautiful – and the images coordinate with a Framelits die we already have, so…SCORE! Here’s a look at the amazing images in this set:
- Coloring the Wreath. I stamped this beautiful holly wreath in Basic Black Archival ink on Whisper White and cropped it with the Wonderful Wreath Framelits (available in the Annual Catalog). I colored each leaf with a Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Write Marker and then added a touch of Old Olive to each. I started at the base of the leaf and randomly painted some of the darker green. That little touch adds so much depth to the already-beautiful leaves. I dotted each berry with my Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker.
- Color Combination. There’s nothing new about a green-and-red combination, but there’s definitely something exciting about it. I love this particular combination of greens and red – the red pops beautifully against the combination of light and dark greens.
Stamp Sets: Peaceful Wreath, Holly Jolly Greetings Papers: Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Real Red, Thick Whisper White Inks: Archival Basic Black, Real Red, Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, Real Red) Accessories: Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals
While the wreath is front and center on this project, here are photos of all the other new and exciting products I used in this card:
I hope you’ll pop over to the Merry Monday Card Challenge to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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