Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Take Three

A recent challenge at Stamp TV was to take only three colors besides white or black and make a card. I went with a Christmas design as I know I will not be making near enough as I plan to just instead put more effort into the upcoming visit of my son and grandsons from Japan. I will instead send a simple Christmas letter or wait until New Years. And, might even use purchased cards. Yes, I know I feel guilty about that thought but I just might have to  resort to that plan. At any rate here is the card I made today.


I used two of the older sets I had purchased in the past to make this card. I love those trees and that sentiment and they are from the Gina K. Designs duo set called Merry Tree. The background was made with another Gina K. Designs duo set called Snowflake.


My three colors used on this card are Ocean Mist for the snowflakes, Christmas Pine for the trees and Cranberry Tart for the sentiment and the added card stock layers. I also used Rouge Liquid Pearls which were a very close match to the Cranberry Tart for the centers of the stars on top of the tree.

A different perspective might show off the various layers I added to the card. All the trees are layered on but only the middle one is popped. The sentiment is added to the Cheery Lynn Designs banner. I used the smallest banner. I then outlined it with the Cranberry Tart card stock before I popped it up.



So I think with the trees and  the layered sentiment and card base layer I ended up with seven layers on my card. That is pretty good for me and as you can tell I still am with the CAS style of card design.

Well, we are off to a good start on another week. And, tomorrow is June 1 already. It is my hubby's birthday but we already celebrated it when the kids were home for the weekend. It was indeed a fun time!

I am entering this in the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog challenge in which we are to use layers. I only used the DL303 Pierced Banners set on this card.

Thanks for dropping in and checking out my latest project.

God bless,
Verna

14 comments:

  1. This is very pretty! You used very elegant colors for this Christmas card. I am not sure if I will be able to get as many made this year or not.

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  2. Wonderful card design, Verna! I like your tree trio! (sounds like a song, doesn't it?) The large snowflakes in the background look like fantasy star bursts! You are so organized! hugs, de

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  3. Your Christmas card is beautiful. It's fun to pull out the old sets and play. Thanks for my birthday wishes.. we had a great day. Patti is next hers is the 4th of June.. sorry I didn't make her a sweet card set like she made me though :l Hug your hubby for his birthday. Have a great week.

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  4. Love it Verna. Great idea to make a Christmas card. Never to early to start.

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  5. Great snowflake background for your fun tree trio! Love the color combination and the way you've done the layering.

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  6. Great card, you could easily make a bunch of these for Christmas. Good idea to get started now, but I don't want to think about it yet. I am coming up on a very busy birthday month for me. Lots of cards to make.

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  7. Makes for a very pretty card. Love the sentiment writing and used it lots also. :)

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  8. This is a lovely Christmas card, perfectly created. I am no way thinking about Christmas cards...maybe I will see you in line if I have to purchase them too! LOL

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  9. I absolutely LOVE this design. Great take on the challenge, and this is pin worthy. Thanks for the great inspiration!!! And no shame in purchasing Christmas cards, family comes first. Always and forever!!!!

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  10. Fabulous Christmas card-- that mc font is awesome

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  11. sweet card MF...good for you working on your holiday cards!

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  12. Wonderful card Verna! I always say I'm going to start my Christmas cards early and then never do. Good to see you're getting ahead! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

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  13. Lovely designed Christmas card Verna, beautiful. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

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  14. Beautiful! Thanks for joining the Lots of Layers challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck in the draw!

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