Drink and Be Merry

CCT22There is a new challenge up over at Christmas Card Throwdown, and this week it is a color challenge.  The colors for this challenge are Brown, Green, and Kraft, and I am not going to lie to you, I found this challenge especially hard.

I don’t know if it is some kind of personal block or what, but I really struggled to come up with a design this week!  And since I struggled, I did what I rarely do, and made another card, so here are two cards for the price of one.

I sort of always promised myself that if I was going to do this, I wasn’t going to pretend that everything I did as perfect.  I was going to admit to the mistakes and the ugly…and I sort of think this week is one of those occasions.   Even now I write these words I am coming up with better ideas then what I created.  I am not going to say much this week about the process…no what I am going to say is that I struggled, and let you decided for yourself if I was successful in the end.

This is the first card I created, and in the end, I think it was the better of the two…sort of.

EK Gorman CCT 22 a2

Then stamp set is from an Inkadinkadoo stamp set, and the metallic green background is created with washi tape.

EK Gorman CCT 22 a2

And yes, the circles are actually cork which I love.

The second card I created, technically I think is a better design, but I just can’t connect to it.

EK Gorman CCT 22 a4

This one was created with a Recollections stamp and die set.

EK Gorman CCT 22 a5

And yes, I used the cork stickers again here, because seriously that is a cool dot adhesive.

I hope this challenge comes a little easier to you than it did for me.  I can’t wait to be inspired by your designs.

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