13 November 2016

Magic of Christmas

Non-traditional colours on a Christmas card can be rather fun and refreshing. I used one challenge to give me the colours for another challenge calling for non-traditional colours. It all worked out :)


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday challenge: Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
The Color Throwdown: Orange, Rust, Teal & Copper
Addicted to Stamps and More: CAS
Crafty Gals: Use a Sentiment
Christmas Cards All Year 'Round: Santa or Elf
Penny's Paper-crafty: Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft: Anything Goes
Crafting in a hotel room with limited supplies brought in luggage


Putting It Together

I'm on vacation this week crafting in a hotel room with the limited supplies that will fit in with our luggage. We're here to visit family and friends of my sweetie, but I have a bit of down time to do stuff I love doing. I've been able to make a lot more cards this week than when I am trying to fit crafting in around a day job :) But I am limited in the types of things I can make, of course. 

I did a dry fit of the image stamp and a sentiment to see if they would fit on the water colour cardstock panel I pre-cut. 

I stamped the image with Desert Sand to do a "no lines" colouring with Distress Ink watercolouring.

The colours for The Color Throwdown challenge aren't traditional Christmas colours, but I thought they might work fot this card: Orange, Rust, Teal & Copper. I selected my Distress Inks to fit with those colour families.

I added copper Perfect Pearls to the copper ribbon and pearl to the teal outfit. I wafted the panel through a mist of water to 'set' the Perfect Pearls. I had thought about stamping copper over the black on the sentiment but the black just looked right. I used tape runner to affix the panel to the kraft card base to finish the card.


  1. Beautiful card and what a great idea to combine the challenges! Thanks for joining our challenge this week with Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.
    Marilyn DT

  2. Love the non- traditional Xmas card colors! Too fun! So glad you joined us at CTD!

  3. Love the non-traditional colors! And the image is too adorable!

    Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Use a Sentiment challenge.

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at CCAYR, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. A fabulous card and a great image. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas Cards All Year Round.
    Kath x

  6. Love Kimmie's happy face on this card- she looks overjoyed! Great job crafting on the go! Thanks for coming to play at Christmas Cards All Year 'Round! Please join us again soon! :) ~ Ali (CCAYR DT)

  7. A great card - thanks for joining us at Christmas Cards All Year Round and we hope to see you again in December!

    Helen x

  8. Awesome!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CARDS ALL YEAR 'ROUND challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper


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