merry & bright

12/31/21 DT Favorite at A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge!

Hi everyone! A super fun Happy Hump Day to you – you’ve made it half-way through the week! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #56 – Anything Goes + Black & White Plus One Color! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month to inspire you. Just remember that the twist is not mandatory to play! I used black and white plus red for a Christmas card this time. Loving the black and red paper that looks like flannel paired with the oh-so-popular deer from the CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies! ;)

This is a super simple design that could easily be mass produced. I cut a top folding 5-1/2″ square card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock and layered the black and red flannel paper on a CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock panel which I adhered to the card base. I die cut a reindeer from red foil cardstock and a second one from CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock which I layered slightly offset beneath the red one for a slight shadow effect. I cut a layered corner element and added several black enamel dots. I heat embossed the sentiment in Hero Arts Red Embossing Powder, flagged one end and adhered it to the lower right corner of the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of the black and red flannel paper and a narrow strip of black cardstock, stamped the sentiment in black ink and layered the panel on CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock.

And one more look… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. A Bit More Time To Craft: November/December Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Addicted To Stamps & More: #419 – Any Occasion
4. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
5. Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog: #94 – December Anything Goes
6. Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog: December Challenge – Christmas Time
7. Critter Crazy Challenges: #57 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
8. Inkspirational Challenges: #252 – Plaid

9. Make The Cards Challenge: #43 – Christmas
10. QKR Stampede: #433 – Anything Goes
11. Scrapping4fun Challenges: #206 – Winter/Christmas
12. Simon Says Stamp: Wednesday Challenge – Happy Holidays/Christmas
13. The Crafting Challenge: December Challenge – Add A Christmas Sentiment
14. Your Scrapbook Place: December Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone Black Licorice cardstock, American Crafts Christmas 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Hero Arts Color Layering Holly stamp set
Ink: Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies, EK Success 3/4″ square punch
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Gemini Junior, Hero Arts Red embossing powder, Milwaukee heat tool, Eyelet Outlet Black Enamel Dots

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’ll link up a ‘black and white plus one color’ project with us this month! We can’t wait to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig

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

9 thoughts on “merry & bright”

  1. Another great card! Love the layered deer and bold buffalo plaid. Love how you carried the plaid into the inside of the card as well. Thanks so much for playing with us at Make the Cards Challenge!

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  2. WOW ! Love your card with the plaid and this beautiful stag. Also love the combo red/black. Gorgeous design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at ATSM.

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