Friday, December 4, 2020

Traditional Christmas Wishes

Traditional Christmas colors - I love them! This is one of my favorite cards this season and I was inspired by Color My Heart Color Challenge #423. It's really quite simple. Select your favorite traditional colors and create a card. Black and white are permitted along with gold and silver. I selected red, green, gold, white, and, of course, black ink. Just to clarify - your project does not have to be a holiday card - just select what is considered traditional for the season and create your project.

I found a digital image with a sentiment and downloaded it. After resizing, I colored it then using a fancy-edged die I cut a smaller rectangle including the digital image. Using a larger die from the same set, I cut another rectangle from white cardstock. I adhered it to a green panel. Next came the addition of a plain rectangle in gold glittery cardstock followed by the smaller fancy-edged rectangle bearing the digital image. This smaller rectangle was added with foam tape. A few gems were added. The entire card front was added to a white card base. The inside was decorated with gold glitter cardstock and a sentiment.

Design Team cards can be viewed at the Color Dare Color My Heart Challenge Blog. Our challenge began on Friday, Dec 4, and ends on Thursday, Dec 10, 2020. You may enjoy our next biweekly challenge as well. Challenge #424 begins on Friday, December 11, 2020, and features using non-traditional colors. We hope you'll play along!

Stamp: Digital image in black and white (source unknown) 
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Garden Green & Gold Glimmer
Dies: Gina Marie Designs
Misc.: Gems & foam tape


  1. Look at all that bling! I really love the border on the rectangle die cuts too, so pretty. Love how you used the prompt photo as inspiration and your colouring of the bell and ribbon is fantastic. X

  2. Traditional in every sense. I love the lacy look and the sparkle of the gold. The colors on your image are perfect!

  3. Such an elegant Christmas card - I think this is what most people picture when it comes to Christmas (bling, gold and the image). Nice work :)

  4. This has such a nostalgic feel to me. Beautiful card.

  5. That is stunning Melanie! I love the glitter under your bell images, perfectly layered! :)