Monday, December 6, 2021

Color Hues #31 (RED & GREEN) and The Flower Challenge #63 (Christmas)

Hello friends.  Just a quick post sharing a card I made for the current Color Hues Challenge that is looking for cards made with RED and GREEN, and also for The Flower Challenge that is looking for a CHRISTMAS card with a flower on it.  



Here's what I came up with for both challenges...


I'm usually much more of a CAS card maker, but I really layered it on for this particular card!  All of my dies are from PTI...Bold Borders: Flurries, Into The Blooms: Dahlia, & Silver White Winters (Snowflake), and my cardstock is all SU!...Real Red, Evening Evergreen, & Soft Succulent.  I also ink blended on the flowers and the leaves, and even added some white splatters too.


The flower centers and part of the JOY die cut were embossed with Altenews Rose Gold embossing powder, and although it doesn't show up very well in either of my photos, I used Tim Holtz's Distress Mica Flakes on the one snowflake, which really sparkles in real life.  This is a pretty busy card, but I love how it turned out!

Lots of great cards from both DT's if you need some inspiration to finish up those Christmas cards...just follow my links at the beginning of my post!  

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


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful card. I love those Dahlias and had to get this set. TFS

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  2. Gorgeous card! Wonderful richness of colours and texture!

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  3. You've really stretched your layering skills and come out on the other side with a most wonderful card, Marcia! LOve that gorgeous snowflake frame, and every blooming thing you've added - including the 'Poinsettias!'
    It's a wonderful addition to our gallery at The Flower Challenge, too!
    =]

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  4. Oh my gosh, Marcia, this is beautiful in all its layered glory. I love the extra touches in the splatters, gold embossing and sparkle on the snowflake. This is such a festive card. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Flower Challenge.

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  5. Ooh, what pretty red layered flowers, Marcia! Love the detail in the petals and the contrast with the greenery! The sparkly snowflake adds to the fun!

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  6. This is layer upon layer of prettiness, Marcia! I love the snowflake frame peeking out from under those wonderful blooms!

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  7. Ohhh wow Marcia this is just so beautiful, all those layers for the flowers and the background, stunning. Thank you so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you there again soon. Aileen DesignTeam

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  8. Wow Marcia, this is layered to perfection!! Those Dahlia flowers in red are gorgeous.

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  9. Luxurious layers, Marcia. Fabulously festive and fun.

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  10. I love the fullness of those flowers and greenery! So elegant, Marcia!

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  11. Marcia, For jumping out of your traditional card making style and going more for a layered look you did really, really well. As I said on IG, I adore ever inch of this! Well done and Thanks for joining us at Color Hues and Happy Holidays to you and yours! Cyber hugs too!

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  12. That dahlia die does make a gorgeous poinsettia! All that layering added up to a gorgeous card! Thanks joining us at Color Hues!

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  13. So incredibly beautiful Marcia!
    Thank you so much for playing at Color Hues !

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  14. This one is over-the-top gorgeous, Marcia! The lovely layers are full of textures and I think your two shades of green are perfect. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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