Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Another Christmas card in July

Christmas Card Throwdown - Red/Green/Brown
Shopping Our Stash - Christmas in July

I picked this die up at Hobby Lobby in January, in the Christmas markdowns. It was originally $24.99 and I got it for $6.25. How could I pass that up? For the background, I tried Jennifer McGuire's paint dragging technique with acrylic paints and an old credit card. It's really very easy and you can get neat backgrounds. You can see her video here. I didn't have any brown cardstock so I had to make my own using Catherine Pooler's brown inks - Sand Castle and Icing On the Cake. I smeared it onto a ziplock bag, sprayed some water and put the watercolor cardstock into it. Let dry, then die cut out my piece. Easy peasy!! I do like this die better using black cardstock but since this one challenge called for red/green and brown, I am going with this. I have a pretty good head start on my holiday cards because of these challenges. How about you?

Sentiment by Flora & Fauna
Christmas Tree die by Spellbinders


meg said...

love this die Sherri looks great in brown, fab card

TracyB said...

What a wonderful combination of elements using the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown colour challenge. Thanks for playing along with our challenge.

Netta said...

I have this die. Just got it and have not used it yet. looks good on a card. nice combination with the colors! good luck at 52CCT!

Goga said...

Beautiful card. Love red sky on card and fantastic die.
Thank you for joining us at 52Cct. Goga

AlisonC said...

That die is lovely and a bargain! I'm sure you will use it often. It's a great look and I like it in brown. Look forward to seeing it in black. Thanks for joining in at 52CCT

Oh You Made Me Ink said...

Your card is very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at Shopping Our Stash! Cyndi, DT