Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Red and White Christmas

Welcome to another challenge from the team at Merry Monday!  This week, Lori is challenging us to use red and white on our Christmas cards.



I had an idea in my head that I wanted a red watercolored background with large font "Merry Christmas" embossed in white.  But, do you know what single color red watercoloring looks like?  Try a crime scene photograph of blood splatter LOL.  I had to re-work my plan so decided to tone it down a bit, pick a more pinky-red ink, some watercolor stamps, and came up with this card.


I stamped the paint images from Watercolor Wonder using Hot Lips ink from SSS.  I then die-cut three of the merry die cut and stacked them together.  The sentiment was stamped in black ink underneath.  A few red enamel dots any my card was finished.




Thanks for visiting.  Be sure to check out the red and white creations from the rest of the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Watercolor Wonder, Wet Paint Holiday (PTI)
Ink:  Hot Lips (SSS), Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Wonderful Words Holiday die, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren

19 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE!!!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

What a simple and fun Christmas card!! You made me laugh out loud with your crime scene comment...funny!

laurie said...

Too funny..crime scene! What a fun card! AND a fun idea!

laurie said...

Too funny..crime scene! What a fun card! AND a fun idea!

Bonnie said...

LOL, I can imagine the crime scene! Love this with the built up merry! Have a great week, Karren!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOL, crime scene. YIKES! LOVE how your card turned out. Great card. Have a great week, Karren!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Funny where inspiration comes from :) I LOVE you're CAS card -- it came out fabulous! Hope you're having a great week!

Jen Mitchell said...

A crime scene! That's hilarious! Glad you found an alternative! Love the stacked sentiment (BTW that's the challenge at Just Us Girls this week).

Wendy said...

Love this, Karren! Love the watercolored look under your sentiment! Terrific idea!! Have a great week! :)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Perfect! I love this one!!!!

Deanne :)

Lori said...

Absolutely STUNNING card, Karren! You really made me chuckle "a crime scene" hahahaha! Hope you are having a great week xoxoxo

Katie Melhus said...

This crisp, clean and classic yet trendy, I'm loving it Karren! Hope you're having a great week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Love this clean and simple card Karren. The diecut looks fabulous with the remaining elements!

Greta said...

Oh you made me laugh, Karren! I love your final version & will have to case this! Love Watercolor Wonder & need to use it more! Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana K said...

This is gorgeous! I love graphic, typographic anything, so this really makes me go "wow".

Diana K said...

This is gorgeous! I love graphic, typographic anything, so this really makes me go "wow".

Notes by Nina said...

I love the CAS layout Karren, fabulous card.

Ksenija Rizova said...

Karren, this is perfect! Love red and white and red dots!

Susan Joyce said...

Awesome card Karren, love the CAS design.