Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Good Tidings

Even cats can't resist a lovely sunset.....  :)

Hi, Friends......

Taking time out from the Coffee Hop to post a Christmas card in non-traditional colors.  I realize that not EVERYWHERE gets snow at Christmas so maybe this scene looks a little more like home to some of you.  :) 

I was inspired by the Winnie & Walter November Color Challenge.  Look at this beautiful color palette that Heather chose for us this time:

I knew I wanted to try making a blended sky with those gorgeous colors and heat embossed some W&W silhouettes to go with it.  LOVE!!!!

Supplies used include:
Winnie & Walter - Our Town stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Comfort + Joy stamp set
Winnie & Walter - Essentials: Katharine Cutaways die set
Distress Inks in Seedless Preserves, Mermaid Lagoon, Spiced Marigold, Rusty Hinge, and Black Soot
Versafine Ink in Onyx Black
Clear embossing powder
Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock

Hope you like this non-traditional Christmas card! It's fun to do something different sometimes. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your sweet comments. They mean so much to me!!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Winnie & Walter November Color Challenge
2. MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #414
3. The Artistic Stamper December Challenge - Christmas
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #154 - Anything Goes
5. TCP Tuesday #352 - Winter Holiday
6. ABC Christmas - Z is for Zero Embellishments
7. Simon Says Stamp Work-it Wednesday November Challenge - Ho Ho Holiday
8. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - 'B' is for...Black
9. Visions of Sugarplums Challenge #1 - Christmas/Winter
10. Double Trouble Challenge#16 - Winter/Holiday - I did Thing One: Embossing (my images are heat embossed) and Thing Two: Entering at Three Amigos
11. Three Amigos Challenge #21 - Christmas/Winter/Holiday
12. Crop Stop December Link Party #46 - Anything Goes w/ product from brand CS carries (I used Tsukineko Versafine Ink, Distress Ink, and Core'dinations - heavy duty white cardstock)
13. Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - AG Christmas
14. Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge #414 - AG Christmas opt use stickers
15. Joy Clair Dec/Jan Challenge - Mood Board (Winter Wonderland) or Anything Goes



  1. Lovely card. Thank you for joining Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge and Creative Fingers challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  2. WOW Janis, this is really beautiful. Love the blended colours of your sky and that silhouette image is gorgeous. Very well done.

  3. I do love the non-traditional colors. Living in southern Arizona, that looks amazingly like some of the beautiful sunsets we get. Nicely done!

  4. Wow, such magical colours palette!! I love the sunsets as that cat! :D You made a fab blending with your inks and the silhouettes look gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge. Good Luck!

  6. Well Janis, I am sure you said you're not comfy with one layer cards... but my word.. you're brilliant at them!!!. I love love love this non traditional Christmas card so much!!!. The background with the beautiful glow that you have created is just amazing, perfect for the gorgeous silhouette. I adore it. So glad to see you again at the artistic stamper challenge. X

  7. Oh my, that background is so cool! Love it paired with your silhouettes! Thanks for linking up to Cropstop!

  8. Beautiful card, Janis! I love that background. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.

  9. Absolutely love this! What a different and beautiful christmas card... with just that sweet sentiment at the bottom and the gorgeous blended background! Gorgeous!

  10. A great creation.

    Thanks for joining us at Christmas Crafts All Year Round and all the best for 2019!

    Helen x

  11. Beautiful card - love the colours!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Happy New Year!
    Helen x


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