There’s no happy like holiday happy

Hello, my crafty friends! Hope your week has started off nicely, and the weather isn’t too hot where you are! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic and I’m super stoked to share my GD inspiration project for the May Anything Goes challenge! I created a fun Christmas card in non-traditional colors. Red and green are usually “the” Christmas colors, but for this card… NOT!

I created a card using purple and teal which is (another) one of my favorite color combos. Using dark purple for the card base, I cut strips of dotted paper from the SU Brights, Regals and Subtles DSP stacks to create some visual interest.


I stamped the focal image in the dark ink and then stamped over it a second time in Versamark (using the MISTI) and heat embossed it in clear so I could water color the open areas of the image with ink colors matching the paper strips. I finished off the front with Gloss White Crystal Drops. Really loving how this turned out!


I kept the inside simple, as I usually do, with a strip of leftover cardstock and a stamped sentiment on a layered panel.


Proud to enter this card into the following challenges:
Christmas Card Challenges: #12 – Anything Goes with optional photo inspiration
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge Extra: May Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge: May Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #87 – Three of a Kind (three polkadot papers)
Daisy Chain Challenges: #8 – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers: May Christmas Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #57 – Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights: #66 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: SU Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White cardstock; SU Brights, Regals and Subtles DSP Stacks
Stamps: SU Mingle All The Way and Tin of Tags stamp sets
Ink: SU Blackberry Bliss, Perfect Plum, Bermuda Bay and Pool Party ink; Versamark
Accessories:  Ranger Clear embossing powder, Niji water brush, Gloss White Crystal Drops, MISTI, Fiskars corner rounder

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up an Anything Goes project with us this month! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

13 thoughts on “There’s no happy like holiday happy”

  1. Great card! I LOVE it!
    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges and good luck!
    Monica – CCC DT


  2. What a wonderful card! I love the contemporary feel of this + all the dots, very cheerful look! Thanks for joining May Christmas challenge at HLS!


  3. This looks fab …. I love the non-traditional colours. Thank you for playing along with the HLS Christmas Challenge xx


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