Color Throwdown Challenge, #560

The challenge this week included red, green, brown, and yellow using generic colors.  I wanted to make a Christmas card, so that took care of the red and green, for which I used Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce.  I picked this gorgeous plaid from the Wrapped in Plaid Specialty DSP, which can be found,in the holiday catalog.   To me, this plaid pattern looks open with all the white space included in the gorgeous plaid.

So, let’s get to it.  Here’s the challenge banner:

Normally, I would have gone with a floral card, but at this point in the year, I am working on holiday cards.  I’ve created a few Christmas cards using the New Wonders host stamp set, am always pleased with how stinking cute these angels turn out.

Here’s my card:

Working within the Challenge Colors

I usually really like non-traditional Christmas colors.  However, I also think that the Shaded Spruce and Cherry Cobbler combination is gorgeous, and this plaid is fabulous!  I also colored the small angel hearts using Shaded Spruce.  Her dress was colored using the Cherry Cobbler for the dress and Shaded Spruce for the slippers. 

This beautiful sentiment is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, also in the holiday catalog.  The Perfectly Plaid suite contains all the necessary accessories, including the Shaded Spruce and gold ribbon.  Red and green – check.

I colored this angel’s hair using the Daffodil Delight blends combo and the Crumb Cake light blend.  The three colors give the hair some depth so her hair isn’t just flat.  Yellow – check.  

I used the Crumb Cake blends combo for the angel’s fountain pen.  The light and dark blends, along with the shading from the stamp, helps make the pen look dimensional.   Brown – check.

This card wouldn’t be complete without some bling on the wings, fountain pen, hearts and stars, and her slippers.  The Gold Wink of Stella works perfectly for the tip of the pen.  I colored everything else with Clear Wink of Stella.

Once again, dimensionals provided depth for the main section of the card.  I used the same piece of DSP for the envelope flap and then stamped a plaid Christmas tree on the bottom, right corner of the front of the envelope.  

With that, I’d finished my card.  Of course, I am cutting it down to the wire for the submission to the Color Throwdown gallery, which means it’s time to cut this off.

Thank you for stopping by today.  

Have a Peachy day!


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20190904_HOL19_en-USSupply List:

Perfectly Plaid stamp set, item # 149418

New Wonders host stamp set, item # 149426

Wrapped in Plaid DSP, item # 149596

Come to Gather DSP, item # 150454

Shaded Spruce/gold ribbon, item # 149567

Shaded Spruce cardstock, item # 146981

Daffodil Delight blends combo, item #  144603

Crumb Cake blends combo, item #  144601

Whisper White cardstock, item # 100730

Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Pad, item # 126966

Momento Tuxedo Black stamp pad, item # 132708

Clear Wink of Stella, item #  141897

Stampin’ Dimensionals, item # 104430

Mini-Stampin Dimensionals, item # 144108

Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, item # 110755