Friday, November 30, 2018

Noel in the Pines

This card is for a Tic-Tac-Toe color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #321, which begins on Friday, November 30, 2018 and is open for two weeks. (Your project does not have to be for Christmas.)  Although the camera did not pick up the metallic very well, the card really sparkles.

From the grid below, select a row of colors for your card and then feel free to add any other colors from the grid. The color reference is from Close to My Heart brands but you may use any colors from your stash that are closely aligned with these. I initially selected a diagonal row - red, gold, white - then added both greens, charcoal and silver, resulting in other rows as well.
I selected patterned paper that included most of the colors. A panel of red print paper was adhered to a white card base. Next, a panel of white pine cones with two tones of green, charcoal and red was adhered. To tone down the busy background paper, a panel of die cut vellum was adhered. After die cutting the pine cones in silver and gold, I hand embossed them with a stylus to show the woody scales found on pine cones.  Onto the vellum, each set of die cut pine cones and pine branches in silver and gold were arranged and adhered. The die cut sentiment was added. The inside of the card was decorated with matching patterned paper and a stamped Christmas verse.

Please visit us at Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge Blog and see the other projects made by the Design Team.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White & Vellum
Paper: Metallic (silver & gold) from stash; green glitter paper; CTMH Collection: "Tis the Season"
Dies: Waffle Flower "Lacy Layers" (vellum panel), Frantic Stamper "Layering Noel", Studio Light ""Winter Days" (pine cones and branches)
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Lovely card, Melanie. You really included details that really add to the look. The vellum touches are great!

  2. Love how you used the vellum! Such a beautiful card!

  3. So pretty! Love the layered die cuts and the touch of sparkle is perfect! :)

  4. Gorgeous, the vellum is a nice touch and it does tone down the background paper and wow, the metallic cones and sprigs really pop against the vellum.