Wednesday, July 13, 2022

ABC CHRISTMAS -- N FOR NEW, O FOR OLD -- JULY 13, 2022

Hello friends and welcome back to my blog!  It's time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas, and this month, Lynda is our hostess.  She is offering up 2 cutie patootie prizes to the lucky random winner...I wish I could win them! 😆



For this month's challenge, we are working with the letters N for New, and O for Old.  My card counts for both this month:

N is for the Newborn King, and O is for the old, recycled Christmas card I used for the image.  That second part *may* be a bit of a stretch, but I think it counts! 😉 I had die cut the image a few years ago using the largest die in the small set of Spellbinders classic ovals and placed it on a mat that was cut from a piece of Bazzill Tropical cardstock using the corresponding Big Scalloped oval die, also from Spellbinders.  I had inked the edges of this scalloped layer, but I don't recall what I used for that.  When I came across this image while planning out this card, I thought it would be perfect for the letters N and O.  I dug out this pretty dark teal that I thought would complement the colors of the image, cut it down to leave a thin white border, and then embossed it with the Baby's Breath embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I did go over both sides of the cardstock with a baby wipe first, just as Jennifer McGuire does.  The folder isn't a 3D one, but I thought it couldn't hurt to keep the cardstock from cracking.  My brand-new Uncharted Mariner ink pads were also sitting on my desk, so I did a test run to see if that would match well to ink around the edges of the teal panel.  I was pleasantly surprised when it DID match well, so I used a foam ink blending tool to apply the regular Distress ink. around the edges of the embossed panel, leaving a highlight in the center.  I attached the image panel with thin foam tape, leaving enough room below for a sentiment.  The Merry Christmas is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, and I cut it 3 times from scrap white cardstock and once from the same Bazzill Tropical cardstock and layered them up for some more dimension.  And with that, the card was done!

--CHALLENGES--

Christmas with The Cuties #61:  Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas (cards for children) (2/3)
Merry Little Christmas #45:  ATG Christmas (2/8)
Love to Craft #69:  ATG (3/8)
Mix it Up #60:  ATG (3/8)
A Place to Start:  ATB (2/8)
The Holly and Ivy #119:  ATG Christmas (2/3)
Double Trouble #115:  Christmas in July
As You Like It:  Favorite Warm or Cool Colors (it depends on the season and what the specific card is for, but I really love greens, blues, and purples!)
Can You Handle the Pressure:  ATG using embossing folders
Crafty Gals Corner:  Christmas in July (1/3)
Daisy Chain #65:  No Design Paper
Unicorn Challenge #78:  Christmas in July
Die Cut Divas:  Christmas in July
Crafty Friends #157:  Embossing, wet or dry

Thanks again for stopping by today!  Head on over to the ABC Christmas challenge blog to get your entries in for the N for New and O for Old challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create, and don't forget to leave the DT some comment love while you're there!  Until next time...

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie 








15 comments:

  1. Lovely card Marie - love all the different shades of blue!
    Helen x

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  2. Wonderful card Marie! I love non-traditional holiday colors for festive cards. Thanks for entering The Paper Funday Challenge. We love seeing all the wonderful projects.

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  3. Beautiful card, Marie. Sweet image and wonderful embossed background. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's July, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Black and White" Challenge.

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  4. This is a lovely card. Well done!
    Lia DT CYHTP

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  5. oh Marie, c'est adorable, biz

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  6. Wonderful Christmas card, the embossed background looks great, and I love that new shade of blue ink! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

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  7. Very pretty blue blends for your monochromatic Christmas card... and very sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

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  8. Lovely! Nice interpretation of the N &O challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Hugz,
    Chana Malkah, Owner

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  9. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenge. Hugs Ela DT

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  10. Great upcycling of that image! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas!!

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  11. Love the way the ink on the embossing makes it pop. What a great upcycle. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at As You Like It Challenge! Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

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  12. Thanks for entering the embossing challenge at Crafty Friends. Your card is beautiful.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

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  13. This is a wonderful card. I love the idea of recycling great images from other cards. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

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  14. Lovely Christmas card. Nice colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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  15. Beautiful card, love the design. Thank you so much for playing along with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

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