Halloween Colour Christmas

Happy Monday everyone.  Time sure flies since I last posted.  I’ve been working on a calendar project, and it was my December month that I thought would work as a Christmas card as well. Anyone who knows me knows I am a fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards. I don’t remember making a traditional red and green Christmas card – EVER.  So I took well known Halloween colours and combined it with heat embossing and emboss resist techniques to come up with this CAS Holiday Style card.

Halloween Colours Christmas Card

I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Whisper White cardstock.  I first stamped the hooks with Charcoal ink, followed by the strings because it was easier to line up the images in this sequence.

Next, I stamped the boughs with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the emboss resist technique to reveal the boughs.  I sponged on some Sour Apple ink and then wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas.

I used my MISTI to stamp my ornaments with Lavender Fields and Deep Iris inks and then punched them out with a 1″ circle punch.  To give them dimension, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder twice.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder as well,  To finish, I mounted the stitched rectangle to a white card base and added a few clear sequins.

Halloween Colour Christmas Card


This year I plan to donate some of my handmade cards to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  I made this the kickoff of this goal.

Halloween Colours Christmas Card




I am participating in the following:

Cards in Envy – Purple and Green
52 Christmas Card Throwdown – October Technique Challenge Embossing
HLS Christmas Challenge – October Challenge Embossing
STAMPlorations – October Anything CAS Goes optional Black
STAMPlorations – October Theme Challenge Sponging 




20 thoughts on “Halloween Colour Christmas

  1. Trina, What a pretty card! I love the resist effect, the super shiny ornaments, your atypical Christmas palette, and this fab CAS design. Well done! I’m so glad you joined us at Cards in Envy. 🙂

  2. Love these colours and the wonderful shine on the embossed ornaments. Super set of cards. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week! Deborah, DT.

  3. Love the emboss resist on the boughs and I think purple and green make an awesome modern looking Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy Purple & Green Challenge 🙂

  4. I totally love the Halloween colors for Christmas. I love the emboss resist and shadowing techniques that you used. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers October Christmas Embossing Challenge!

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