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SUOC33 – Holiday Colors

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SU Only Challenges is back with another awesome theme – Holiday Colors.  We want you to show us the colors that inspire your holiday decorating, card making and crafting.  I have to say that it wasn’t a big stretch for me to commit to my color selection on this one.  The color of the season for me this year has been Always Artichoke.  I have been drawn to this color for many years but my use had faded a bit over the last couple of Christmas seasons.  Well, it has come back with full force this year.  I can tell you there is a direct correlation to my getting Bright Hopes and the resurgence!

I love the tree in Bright Hopes…love it.  The simple elegance lends itself to monochromatic cards and I have enjoyed making those all season.  It seemed appropriate that I make another for this challenge.  I started by inking the tree in Versamark Ink and then with my Always Artichoke Pad.  After stamping it on Naturals Ivory, I heat embossed it with Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  I did the same for the sentiment.  Pictures can never capture how much the heat embossing adds  but the bit of texture and shine is pretty in person.  I added a little more holiday feel by scrunching up my Always Artichoke Seam Binding along the edge of the tree panel.  I just ran a little glue along the edge and created the pleats behind the panel.  This panel was popped up on Dimensionals.  I put the sentiment on a little banner to add a little more dimension.  Of course the tree isn’t complete without some Basic Pearls so I added one to the center and two little one on the sentiment banner.  Because it is a Christmas tree, this card also qualifies for the Our Creative Corner: O Christmas Tree Challenge.

I am so excited to see all the color variations you will show us this week.  Remember that you have 10 days to participate!  The team has provided some fantastic inspiration as always!

I will be back tomorrow with a new challenge from Freshly Made Sketches and Thursday will bring new Creative Crew projects.  Hope to see you back as the week goes on!  Have a great day!

Stamp:  Bright Hopes; Paper:  Naturals Ivory, Always Artichoke; Ink:  Always Artichoke, Versamark; Accessories:  Heat Tool, Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Always Artichoke Seam Binding, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals

All products are Stampin’ Up!



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