Friday, November 15, 2019

Christmas Tree Joy

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Today's card was created in response to a tic-tac-toe color challenge at Color My Heart Color Dare #369. Based on the color grid below, the requirement is to select three in-a-row colors and, if you so choose, any other colors that appear on the grid. Black and white are also permitted. I chose the first column, Clover, Smoothie and Candy Apple. When I selected my patterned paper I discovered it also had Ballerina, Glacier and Green Apple. I did not have the precise colors in every case but used colors that are very close matches. This biweekly color challenge begins on Friday, November 15, through Thursday, November 28, 2019.

Onto a card base of red cardstock, panels of green cardstock and patterned paper were adhered. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock. The tree, ornaments and ovals were die cut. The ovals were adhered directly to the card. The tree was decorated with the ornaments covered in Glossy Accents then adhered to the card using foam tape. The sentiment was die cut once from red foil then five more were cut from white cardstock. These were stacked to give the word depth then adhered.  For decoration, a few left over ornaments were added to the inside of the card for decoration along with some patterned paper.

The Design Team at Color My Heart Color Dare invites you to visit the challenge blog and play along at any of the biweekly challenges. There is a new challenge beginning each Friday.

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Real Red, Garden Green; CTMH Smoothie; PET Foil (red, green)
Paper: CTMH Paper Packet "Holly Jolly" 
Dies: Kat Scrappiness "Stitched and Layered Christmas Tree" (includes ornaments), Spellbinders "Classic Ovals", Reasonable Dies "Joy"
Misc.: Glossy Accents, foam tape


  1. That shiny card stock really packs a punch. Fantastic layout.

  2. Melanie I love how you used the red foil! It really makes the tree stand out nicely. Your card has such a Christmasy feel!

  3. Colorful and bright Christmas card, and the red foil really adds a pop to your fun and whimsical card. You beat me to using the Christmas packages design paper as a background.

  4. That foil adds so much to your card - love the detail on the tree as well. Perfectly Christmas!

  5. So pretty! Love your layering, the colors are just perfect too! Great design. :)