Thursday, April 25, 2024

Not Your Typical Christmas Colors

Hello! Welcome to my blog. Today's project inspiration is from the latest Newton's Nook Designs Blog Challenge which is a color challenge. I used a NND stamp and die sets that I have acquired a while back and have been itching to color. I know that the stamp is a Christmas theme stamp and the challenge colors are spring themed but that's what makes it challenging, right? Not to forget, I made this into a swing card for more fun.

The cat is colored with Tisoy, my sister's Siamese cat, as my model. 

The stamp set & coordinating die I used on this project is the NN Newton's Stocking. I stamped the cat image on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink. I made sure the image is dry before coloring it with Tim Holtz Distress Crayons. I colored the Christmas stocking with a plaid pattern using the colors of the challenge. I die cut the image using the coordinating die. I heat embossed the sentiment on the stocking. I used Versafine Onyx Black ink with clear embossing powder. The sentiment stamp is part of the stamp set.

For the swing mechanism, I die cut a triangle on a green patterned paper. I die cut a small circle on the center of this triangle to hold the circle foam adhesive that will make the image swing. 

I trimmed a yellow and blue cardstock at 2 1/8" x 5 1/2" for the background. I embossed this using a snowflake embossing folder. 

Thank you for visiting my blog. Have a blessed, brilliant and creative day!

Maria Giselle B.

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  1. What a great design!! Thanks for playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge!

  2. Your card is so pretty! I love the swinging image!! Great idea! Thank you so much for joining us at the Inky Paws Challenge!

  3. What a sweet card! The little stocking looks so cute on the pattern paper tree! So glad you shared with us at Inky Paws!

  4. I love these colors for a Christmas card, Maria! So lovely! Thanks for playing along with the Inky Paws Challenge! Inky hugs, Crystal

  5. Lovely card! Come join in at the fun at the Penguin Place Month Long Challenge. You can use any companies' products to win a prize! $$