Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Color Throwdown: Merry & Bright

I have another card using the colors at the the Color Throwdown.  I already used their colors last week on this card but I found the inspiration working for me again today.  Here are their colors.

I can tell you why I like this so much.  My deep dark secret is that I don't love red, green and white together.  Seriously!  I don't love classic Christmas colors.  They feel kind of stark to me.  But you add in a kraft or a golden yellow or a gold - and they become rich and wonderful!!  Or teal and they become trendy.  Or pink and they become soft and sweet.

Anyway, I started this card with the kraft colored deer, then I was avoiding red and green because of my phobia - but it needed red and green - and then I remembered how much I enjoyed this color challenge!

CTD Merry & Bright

Funny thing - I had actually put a red nose on this deer, then when it was all together and ready to photograph, I realized I hadn't added the antlers.  Rudolph just doesn't look right without antlers!!  So I pulled off the red nose and made it a her!  I also added an eye.  You can see that the die cuts a border, then the insides.  I wanted a simple look so just took the insides and pressed them on a Versamark pad to slightly darken them.  After I had it all adhered, I realized it would have been much better if I had Versamarked the border because it needed to be darker so you could see the eye details that was already part of the die cut.  Luckily, there's a die in this set that adds little spots to his back to make him a fawn so I just cut one of the little spots and gave it an eye!

CTD Merry & Bright close

Thanks again to the inspiration from the Color Throwdown!

Dies: Spellbinders Holiday Greetings (November Small Die of the Month club)
Cardstock: Taylored Expressions Toffee, Watermelon, Granny Smith, Peapod
Ink: Versamark
Embellishments: Little Things from Lucy's Cards Glossy Berry Mix


  1. What a darling deer, this is cute Kim!

  2. Awesome use of these die cuts, Kim! I'm so glad you liked this color combo! Thanks so much for sharing with us (again) at the Color Throwdown!


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