Mary is our hostess in the Color Challenge this week, and she has given us the ultimate in traditional Christmas colors: Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce and Gold. This is the last week for our Christmas in July dessert option.
My card was super simple to make, perfect for mass producing. I use a brayer to apply Cherry Cobbler ink to the debossed side of the embossing folder, then ran it through my machine with a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. The ink settles in the nooks and crannies, and really brings out the texture of the design. I dotted some gold paint on the berries, added a sprig of holly, and die cut the greeting from Shaded Spruce cardstock. This card would have been even easier if I had a shadow die for my sentiment; but since I don't, I traced around the die with a pencil on the back of the gold foil cardstock and fussy cut on the line to create the shadow layer. Finallly, I mounted the design layer on a card base of Shaded Spruce.
This month has been great fun, and I've gotten a good start on my cards for this year. I hope it's been helpful for you, too. I can't wait to see what you create in this final week of Christmas in July.
Registered: December 30, 2012 Location: Southern California Posts: 771
Tue, Jul 27, 2021 @ 8:48 AM
Oh my goodness... love, love, love the rich colors. I am obsessed with the poinsettia embossing folder. Love the technique you used to add depth to it. The gold is like the frosting on the cake. Awesome!