Friday, September 25, 2020

Blessings of the Season 2

Thank you for visiting my blog!  This card was made for a biweekly tic-tac-toe color challenge. Color My Heart Color Dare #413 starts on Friday, September 25, and runs through Thursday evening, October 8, 2020. The Tic-Tac-Toe challenge guidelines require that an entrant select three colors in a row from the board below. As long as there are three in a row then any additional colors on the board may also be used along with permitted neutrals. Using colors not on the board will disqualify the project. I selected the first column using Sangria, French Vanilla, and Fern. In addition, I used Canary. 

I took this opportunity to create a Christmas card for the challenge. I added a panel of black cardstock to the green card base. Then I stamped the images along with a dotted background onto vanilla cardstock and colored the images with Copic markers. The sentiment was also stamped, colored, and matted then adhered using foam tape. This was added to the card front. The inside of the card base was lined with vanilla cardstock and decorated with more stamped and colored images. A greeting was also stamped on the inside.

Sometimes I find these color boards to be quite challenging but I enjoy them nonetheless. Our Design Team invites you to join in the challenge by visiting the Color My Heart Color Dare Blog.

Stamps: Stampendous "Cardinal Border"
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black & Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Cucumber Crush
Paper: Foiled paper (Wine) from stash
Misc.: Foam tape


  1. This card is adorable! I love the linear design and your colors are so bright and cheery together.

  2. This is so cute - those little birdies :) I really like the combination of colours you used.

  3. Love that you were able to make a holiday card out of these colors.

  4. Such a pretty card! Love the border image with the birds! :)

  5. Very pretty layout and what a pretty personalized border stamped with the birds and holly... very pretty Christmas card.

  6. I love this design with its strong horizontals Melanie and the way you offset your sentiment tag. Vicky x

  7. What a pretty card! So refreshing to see a holiday card using colors associated with fall.