The Colour Challenge for August is up over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and this month it is a bit of a doozy. We are looking for Christmas Cards using the colors Copper or Bronze plus Dark Blue and Turquoise. That’s right…three colors you don’t normally associate with Christmas.
For my project today I thought I would play around with some die cuts to see if I could make this color challenge work. I pulled out the Christmas Door die set from Elizabeth Craft Designs.
I started by die cutting out all the pieces using some 90lb Soft Finish Cardstock. Then I pulled out my Blueprint Sketch and Faded Jeans Distress Oxides and colored up some pieces.
I colored up the door and door pieces with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxides.
Using some liquid adhesive, I assembled the door frame adding the snow in addition.
To get the bronze color from the challenge into my project, I pulled out my Antique Bronze Distress Paint and dabbed it onto the other die cut pieces using a make-up sponge.
There were a few other accent pieces I needed for my final design, and I colored them up using the Peacock Feathers and Blueprint Sketch.
I then assembled the rest of the door frame adding all the accents. I also pulled out my copic markers and added different highlights and shadows to the the project.
For my card base I took some more of the Antique Bronze and sponged it around the card frame.
I added a sentiment from the Classic Christmas sentiment from ECD and call the card finished. I wished I had made the background a little darker, so the door frame would have popped more…but there is nothing I can do now about.
I really can not wait to see how you play with this unique color challenge for your project. Until then, Happy Crafting.