Monday, January 27, 2020

Unconventionally Sweet

Hello Everyone,

For today I am going to be playing with Color My Heart Color Dare. I know the holidays are over. As for me, I have seen enough green and red to last another 11 months. But CMHCD had this color challenge and I had a stamp that I have been wanting to try for quite some time. So, here is my card for today. Enjoy!

I first want to shout out to The Peddler's Pack!! They are the company who designed this fantastic stamped image. They closed their brick and mortar store and opened an Etsy shop called StampPeddler. 
I have said it before and I'll say it again these stamps are amazing! They do the shading work for you with their meticulous stippling and always stamp clean and crisp. 

So now I will get to my card, enjoy!!

This card could be for Christmas or Valentine's Day. I purposely used the 'sweetest' to mark its versatility. It is an unconventional card for both holidays but also works for both holidays.
I colored the candy-canes using Prismacolor pencils.
I have found that these colored pencils tend to gray out the stamped image.
So all I did was keep the stamp on my MISTI and when I was done coloring I stamped it again bringing back all the stippling. In combination with the coloring, it is really striking.
The mink background color allows the white in the candy-canes to pop off the card.
The sentiment 'you're the' is from Concord and 9th. The 'sweetest' is from Recollections. Both were stamped on white, 80lb. cardstock. Then finished off by two enamel black dots.
Challenges Entered:
I choose across: Sangria, Mink, New England Ivy

Thank you so much for stopping by and I do appreciate you taking time out of your busy day to spend time with me. I hope you all have a fantastic day and lots of good crafting vibes headed your way.

All the best,


A.Rose said...

Wonderful way to use the colors. The grey card stock really neutralizes the color to soften them! Love it thank you for join8ng us at Color My Heart Color Dare and please join us again!

Suzanne Reynolds said...

what a pretty card, and love that you made it so versatile for a Christmas or Valentine's Day card. Great color combination and coloring on your candy canes and smart leaving your stamp on the Misti...looks great. Thanks for sharing with Color Dare.

Melanie said...

Great card, Shawna! I especially like the softness of the colors. I have never thought to leave a card on the MISTI but I think you're onto something. Thank you for playing along at Color My Heart Color Dare #377.

Alyson Mayo said...

This is so cool! I love the coloured candy canes with grey as a neutral - terrific design. Thanks for joining us at Colour Dare :)

Cat Nowak said...

Love the way you colored those candy canes!! Wonderful card! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare!

Monica Maier said...

Love love love the peppermint candies and their colors! Thanks for joining us at MLC.

Monica- DT

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