Sunday, 2 September 2012

2nd Card for the Dynamic Duo Challenge 18

As mentioned yesterday, as soon as I saw that the Dynamic Duo colours this week were going to be red and green, I immediately thought CHRISTMAS.  The words, holly and green (lightly) patterned paper came from a paper stack by Recollections that I talk about in THIS post. 


The trouble was, the words were a very country (ahem - muddy) red and that didn't work for the challenge. So I coloured the letters over with a red Copic marker. No change!!  So I coloured over them again with a red Prismacolor pencil crayon and that gave me the bright red I was looking for. Since they were printed on Kraft coloured paper, I also outlined them with a white pencil to brighten them up a bit.  The heart was already foiled. 


I used the Stampin' Up fancy label die for the white layer, and ran it through the Big Shot with the Stampin' Up snowflake embossing folder. Then I attached the felt mittens, also from Stampin' Up.  As mentioned above, the holly was fussy cut from one of the papers in the stack.


I used a 5 x 6.5" white card base, and also decorated the inside. Here is the thing about hoarding. I finally used up all my hoarded large white card bases and cracked open a new package. Well these new cards are quite 'wimpy' compared to the ones I had in my cupboard!  Now I wish I'd bought more way back when ... but meanwhile, I added some layers to the inside to give the card some stability. The front is pretty heavy with all the layers and foam tape.


I didn't colour over the red on these words, but did highlight areas with the white pencil.

So there you have it - a CHRISTMAS card made using red and green. Go figure!  Please go check out the wonderful Design Team samples - it's such an honour to be grouped with these talented ladies this month!

Thanks for stopping by today.

11 comments:

  1. such wonderful card
    Hello from Elma

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  2. Thia ia so cute and creative!

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  3. Oh Karen...this is SO sweet!

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  4. This is darling, Karen. ;-) You went to a lot of trouble on those words! But it paid off. Those mittens are so sweet, and I love the holly leaves and berries, too. Nice job. ;-)

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  5. This is very sweet, Karen! I would have hoarded those mittens...too cute to give up! Great job on reinking the wording!

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  6. Cold hands, warm heart, sweet card. Thanks for joining us with another card Karen at Dynamic Duos.

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  7. Your card is so much fun, congrats on your first post as GD!

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  8. This is adorable!!! Love those cute little mittens and your design. Very cool! :)

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  9. LOVE those little felt mittens! How adorable is that?! :) This is just too sweet! I really like the simple embossed panel behind them too! :)

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  10. Inside and out, your card is terrific! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

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Karen