Monday, December 2, 2019

Merry & Bright - DTC #44

This is not quite my last Christmas card for the season. I have almost all of my cards ready for mailing so this one will probably be set aside for 2020. For a different challenge, I made a card using black and white stripes and liked it so well that I decided to make another, also using black and white with broader stripes than this card.

The biweekly challenge is open at Double Trouble #44. The challenge begins today, Monday, December 2, through Sunday, December 15, 2019. To play along, here are the requirements:

Troublemaker's Thing 1 (required): "Wrap It Up!" Use holiday paper on your project.
Double Dare's Thing 2 (optional): Link with our partner, Artsy Stamper Challenge #5
Twisted Sister's Thing 3 (optional): "Tie It Up!" with a ribbon, string, etc.

Be sure to visit the challenge blogs and play along!

Stamps: Beccy's Place "Sweet Christmas" (digital image & inside sentiment)
Inks: Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White
Patterned Paper: Stampin' Up! (red/pink pattern-retired); WRMK Glitter Collection; Echo Park "Dots & Stripes"
Dies: Waffle Flower Stitched Rectangles; Reasonable Dies Stitched Labels
Misc.: foam tape and gems from stash


  1. Love this card Melanie! Black and White is my favorite. I just love black and white gingham ribbon, too! When I have it, I use it up on all my cards. LOL Thanks for entering our Artsystamper Challenge with your card. Glad to be collaborating with Double Trouble!

    Bev aka Artsystamper

  2. A very striking Holiday Card, Melanie! Love the colouring on the candy canes and the black and white striped background is a perfect choice. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the The Artsystamper Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again soon!
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations

  3. Sweet! Those candy canes are perfectly colored, love your layering too! :)

  4. Love the colors you chose for these yummy looking candy canes, Melanie!

  5. WOW this is just FABULOUS! Thanks so much for playing in our challenge at the Artsystamper Challenge Blog!
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop by for a visit.