Monday, April 2, 2018

Merry Monday #284 - A Color Challenge With RED & WHITE

Hey Merry Monday fans...this week I'd like to challenge you with a color challenge using RED & WHITE on your Christmas cards.


I just LOVE red and white for Christmas cards...there's just something very CAS about that color combination!  I have a twofer for you today using a PB stamp (Ornately) that I've had for a billion years (or close!) and have never used.  I embossed the image first in WOW Metallic Red and decided I didn't like it because it looked a little pink to me, so re-stamped another one using Real Red ink.  After I finished the card, the embossed Metallic Red piece sat there staring at me, so I decided to finish it into a card and ended up liking it better than the other.  Here's the embossed WOW Metallic Red one:

I matted the card with Real Red cs and then the embossing didn't look so pink anymore.  I also added a layer of dry embossing using SU!'s Holly folder and then used the WOW Metallic Red embossing powder on vellum for my sentiment (PTI Think Big Favorites: #21).

And here's the one using Real Red ink:

This one is actually embossed too...SU! inks stay wet for a few seconds, so I added some clear embossing powder over the image and then heat set it...gives it a nice shine IRL.  I layered it with some Bitty Big DSP (Pure Poppy from PTI) and then added a few snowflakes using PTI's Fancy Flakes dies.  A few sequins, some bakers twine, and a Tiny Tag (PTI) finished off this card.

So what will YOU come up with this week using RED & WHITE??!!  We can't wait to see your cards in the gallery!!  Make sure you check out what the DT came up with using RED & WHITE for more inspiration and then play along with us right HERE.  We would LOVE to help you get those Christmas cards done on time this year!!  :0)

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


14 comments:

  1. Fun challenge, Marcia - I just love the red/white combo! Two fabulous cards with that dangling ornament stamp. Especially love the rich red one with the white snowflakes peeking out from behind!!

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  2. Fabulous cards Marcia, great challenge. Have a wonderful week.

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  3. Fun fun cards and YES for red and white, they just pop and make everything look so festive! Love both cards friend!! Happy Easter Monday!

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  4. Thanks for the great challenge, Marcia. I love white and red. Beautiful cards, my friend.

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  5. Both of your cards are really elegant and so very classy and the two different 'reds' are fabulous...both of them x

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  6. Both are beautiful! Love the stamping!

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  7. Wonderful job, love that stamp and the embossing is amazing on here too. The next one is so cool, I like plaid. Way to go Cheers, L:)

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  8. Sweet card...just love your bow with the ornaments, so festive and beautiful. And those sweet snowflakes peeking out from the sides, so clever.

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  9. Both cards are lovely with their slightly different tones of red - I really like the plaid framing the 2nd one, as well as the snowflakes peeking out of the corners!

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  10. love both cards, your ornament stamp is so pretty :)

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  11. This is a great challenge, Marcia! I love red and white and both of your cards are so pretty with the embossed ornaments! Very different but equally as lovely!

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  12. Me too, I love red and white, for Christmas . Your cards are beautiful ! How did I miss this patterned paper in pure poppy, I have been waiting for that color.

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  13. elle est magnifique ta carte Marcia, jolie touche vintage, biz

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