#tgifc228 Color Challenge Christmas Gleaming Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #christmasgleaming

TGIF! It’s Time for Color Challenge!
Welcome to another TGIF Challenge, this week it’s time for some color combination inspiration!  The combination of Basic Black, Merry Merlot and Very Vanilla turns out to be STUNNING!  What a fabulous combination!

I decided to use the all-new Christmas Gleaming Bundle from the 2019 Holiday Catalog, which went live on Wednesday, September 4th!

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TGIFC Color Challenge #tgifc228
#tgifc228 Color Challenge Christmas Gleaming Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #christmasgleaming

Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock to 4 1/4 x 11.  Score and fold at 5 1/2.

Zip a 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 piece of Basic Black Cardstock through a die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Cut a piece of Merry Merlot and Very Vanilla Cardstock to 3 1/4 x 4 1/2.  Zip the Very Vanilla through the die-cutting and embossing machine tucked inside the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder.  Adhere the two pieces together and to the card as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals. 

Stamp the images and sentiment in Versamark Ink onto a piece Shimmery White Cardstock that has been rubbed with an embossing buddy.  Cover with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder, flick to remove the excess and set with a Heat Tool.  Crop with two ornaments with the coordinating Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack.  Snip the sentiment and holly with Paper Snips. Color with an Aqua Painter, Merry Merlot Classic Ink and a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.   Adhere as shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals and Mini Glue Dots. 

Add 6 Black Dots from the Monster Bash Enamel Shapes, as shown. 

#tgifc228 Color Challenge Christmas Gleaming Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #christmasgleaming

When coloring the ornaments, add a light layer of color to the entire image, leaving a small area untouched.  Allow to dry and continue to add shading to certain areas to deepen the color. 

For the holly leaves, I grabbed color with an Aqua Painter from the bursh-tip of a Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Be sure not to use too much water with the black or it will show a pinkish hue. 

#tgifc228 Color Challenge Christmas Gleaming Bundle by Stampin' Up! Handmade Card by Stesha Bloodhart, Stampin' Hoot! #christmasgleaming

Be sure to purchase the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set & Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack together as a bundle and SAVE 10%.

Christmas Gleaming Cling Stamp Set
Deck the halls this year with the gorgeously detailed ornaments and other images in the Christmas Gleaming Stamp Set. It’s a beauty.
Quantity: 9 cling stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, g

Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack
Cut fun Christmas ornaments for your projects using the Gleaming Ornaments Punch Pack—a must-have Christmas punch set.
* 2 punches
* Largest punched image: 1-3/8″ x 2-5/16″ (3.5 x 5.9 cm)


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  1. Melissa Miller

    This card is absolutely STUNNING, Stesha!

  2. Joyce Lovato

    OMG This is awesome. I really love the color scheme and the way you pulled the colors together. This is an awesome card.

  3. Kelly Schudi

    Beautiful Card Stesha. I just love the colors and your coloring. I don’t think I would have taken the time to trim that saying like you did but it makes a huge difference. Thank you for sharing your talent.

  4. Beverly

    I love. This card…I have the set already and have pinned a bunch of ideas but this one is a keeper.

  5. Diane

    I love this colour combo, beautiful card

  6. Sally

    Absolutely love your card, we hope you don’t mind we cased your card for an event and let the guests know it was your design, everyone loved it and said it was stunning, thank you for sharing


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