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.


  1. such wonderful card
    Hello from Elma

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

  3. 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. ;-)

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

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

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

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

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

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


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