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 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 🙂

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