WWC180 – Marsha’s “All About Holidays” Challenge

It’s Wednesday, and time for a new Watercooler Wednesday challenge. We’ve changed things up a bit and now have a more general Holiday challenge rather than specifically Christmas. The team seem to have stuck with Christmas cards this time around though! If you decide to play along remember that you can make any Holiday project you choose!

I wanted to make a one layer card for my design and I actually based it somewhat on a card I’d previously made. I started by stamping my Moose, from Paper Smooches’ Chubby Chum Pals, then added a Christmas hat to him and masked both off. I then stamped the Christmas tree from Simon Says Stamp’s Christmas Squad and added a mask to that too.

I used post-it tape to mask off the top and bottom portions of my card before ink blending with Catherine Pooler inks in Tutti Frutti and Limoncello.

Once I was happy with my blending I removed all the masks and started colouring my images. I had stamped everything with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid ink which is alcohol marker friendly, and used my Spectrum Noir Illustrator markers to do the colouring.

I went with dark green for the tree, with a yellow star, and brown for the moose. I decided to forgo the traditional red for the moose’s hat and instead went with blue. I also used the blue for the baubles on the tree. I used a light creamy colour to add shading to the white trims on the hat.

The final element on my card was the sentiment, which I white heat embossed onto the ink blended strip.

I’m really pleased with how this card came together. I love the bright, bold background from the ink blending, and the masking really adds great dimension to the one layered card. I had thought about adding googly eyes to the moose but didn’t end up doing it in the end. I think it would have been a fun touch, even though I like them without. Do you think I should have added them?


Lady Joyful

Challenges included:

Christmas Crafts All Year ‘Round – Tree

Crafter’s Castle – Anything Goes and Optional: Christmas In July

Crafty Gals Corner – Christmas In July

Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas and Optional: Use Some Red

HLS Christmas Challenge – Anything Goes

Paper Smooches – Christmas in July Simon Says Stamp Monday – Christmas In July

Watercooler Wednesday – Holidays…………………………………………………………

Check out what the rest of the DT made:

Charlotte (that’s me!)







16 thoughts on “WWC180 – Marsha’s “All About Holidays” Challenge

  1. Wow, Charlotte, you’ve done wonderful work masking these stamps to make them appear like a set. Great colouring and shading, too. I love the way you’ve thought this out and designed such a unique and adorable clean and simple card.

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  2. Such a fun Christmas card! A large portion of humor, I’m still smiling. I love how you colored all the details of the hippo. It looks stunning
    Thank you for joining the HLS Xmas challenge.
    BozenA DT HLS

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  3. This is a super adorable card ! Love all the white you left around the sentiment and main focus, it makes the color pop even more!
    Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge , hope you enjoyed the hop!
    We all hope to see you again soon xx Zoey

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  4. What fabulous colouring on your wonderful card. The masking adds a gorgeous depth of layering to your one layer card. Fun sentiment too x. Great without the googly eyes.

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