Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Ho, Ho, Ho to You

Hello there!  Thanks for joining me today, here is my goddess card for the Stampin' Royalty challenge blog.  The challenge this week is a color challenge using Gumball Green, Real Red, and Whisper White, or very similar colors.  Grab your provisions and create anything using these colors, and link it up.

This is a version of my own Christmas cards that I am sending out this year.  I just made one card in these colors to fit the challenge this week.  I grabbed my polka dot parade DSP, and embossed a piece of gumball green core'dinations with the chevron embossing folder.

A little clear heat embossing on my gumball green Ho, Ho, Ho gives a little shine.

I made my own chalkboard art with A Banner Christmas stamp set, I added the star and Noel stamps as well.  I loved all of the images and thought they would work well together as "art".  How did I do it perfectly every time?  Take a look:

It was pretty easy to change, remove, and straighten this way.  I stamped my whisper white craft ink on basic black card stock for that great chalkboard look.  Would you like to see my actual Christmas cards?  If you said yes, have a look,

Pretty much the same, except I used the season of style DSP, along with cherry cobbler and old olive colors and accessories.  I really tried to keep them simple this year, both for ease of making a ton of them as well as to be able to mail them easily.

Here is the inside, courtesy of MDS, I love how with three stamps and a text box you have a very professional looking card.

So, I have to ask, which version do you prefer?  The bright gumball green and real red or the elegant cherry cobbler and old olive?  I have to say for me, it is a toss up, but I am leaning toward the elegant cherry cobbler only because the DSP has more designs.  Leave me a comment on your favorite, I love to read them all.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  A Banner Christmas
Paper:  Polka dot parade DSP, Season of Style DSP, real red, gumball green, whisper white, cherry cobbler, old olive, and crumb cake card stock
Ink:  Whisper white, versamark
Tools:  Big shot, snowflake bigz die, chevron EF, MDS, circle punch, clear embossing powder, heat tool, cherry cobbler chevron ribbon

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