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Saturday, August 8, 2020

August 2020 Week 2 Color Challenge Green and Gold and Orange for 52 CCT Blog

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Oh, my artsy crafty heart had some anxiety about this color palette for making a Christmas card!!!! If it was for summer time or autumn, I wouldn't have had problems searching in my stash but it was extremely difficult to find orange Christmas items. Our August DT hostess at 52 CCT has chosen the color trio of green, gold, and orange for this 2nd week of August 2020!!!

Couldn't find an orange ornament or orange patterned cardstock in a Christmas or winter print so I started brainstorming about a food theme and that's how I catapulted the treasure hunt and my adaptations. This was a very time-consuming card but I LOVE how it turned out; especially that touch of humor about fruitcake!!!

No Fruitcake in this Christmas card= #30-20 for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog


more scanned and cropped pics=

Product notes and adaptations I made to create this color trio Christmas card=
a. Thanks to Bo Bunny for the green evergreen branch print cardstock, the fruit with honeycomb and spices print cardstock and the die-cuts (2 jingle bells, memories tab, and holly branch)
b. the peach cardstock card base is actually a neon orange that has scanned/bleached to look peach from Neenah
c. the dark orange cardstock mat - The Paper Studio
d. the no fruitcake tag is part of a sheet of freebies I found online; it started as a black and white multi holiday tag sheet that I printed onto Golden Honeycomb cardstock from Neenah
e. the gold glitter snowflakes started as white; my gold glitter paint pen to the rescue to transform to gold (dollar discount store)
f. the green glitter tree came as is and so did the gold glitter covered wooden pineapple; the orange slice came as plain wood so I used 3 different shades of orange markers to make it color appropriate (dollar discount store)
g. the yellow/gold jingle bell die-cut had the gold glitter pen and a black colored pencil to make sure color hues aligned with the challenge; the 2nd jingle bell was actually more of a rose gold hue to go with the Bo Bunny Christmas collection was I applied a red orange colored pencil to cover the bell portion and a black colored pencil to go over the bell opening; the holly berry branch had black colored pencil to go over the branch parts, orange to go over the berries to get more of a orange-red look instead of bright red, and then I used green glitter paint pen to edge the leaves and a combination of red and gold paint pens to edge the berries for contrast and more bling!! :)
h. the "Memories" tab was more of a beige-gold-ish hue so gold glitter paint pen for the outer edging, orange colored pencil for inside the box, and a black colored pencil to go over the word "Memories"
i. the fruit with honeycomb and spices patterned cardstock had similar coloring to the "Memories" tab so 3 different green colored pencils provided some hue contrast to the pear slices, rosemary sprigs, and apple slices; orange to those slices; several colors of pencil plus an overlay of gold glitter paint for the honeycomb and then a bright yellow gold colored pencil to go over the whole banner strip so that it would add a bit of contrast to the Gold Honeycomb cardstock used for the fruitcake tag and the other gold glitter embellishments
j. all papers and cardstocks (except the base) were edged with dark green ink

other challenge blogs and Facebook groups were this card's photo or this posting will be found=

a. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; August 2020; Anything Christmas Goes;

b. Mix It Up challenge blog; #40; Anything Goes (with an option to do embossing; I haven't)

c. The Holly and Ivy Christmas challenge blog; #76; Anything Christmas Goes

d. Mixed Media Creativity group in Facebook; a sharing closed group for artists and crafters that enjoy mixing it up; I've got plain and patterned cardstock; digital print-out; wooden shapes; dark green ink; some colored pencils to adapt and alter; ephemera/die-cuts; glitter foam shapes

e. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group in Facebook; a sharing group for crafting bloggers


Crafting in the USA heartland,

Becca S

Design team member=
1. 52 CCT
2. A Place To Start
3. My Time To Craft


  1. You have every reason to be happy with this fabulous and funny card Becca - love it!
    Stay safe

  2. ce qu'elle est fun cette carte Becca, originale et p├ętillante, biz

  3. Your card is full of great Christmas ingredients and beautiful colours! I smell cinnamon, orange, Christmas mulled wine ... just love it!!

  4. Cinnamon in oranges, wonderful holiday fragrances. Your card smells like this.

    1. Thanks, dear Goga! That was what I was hoping people would think!

  5. Hello Becca,
    What a beautiful creation you have made.
    Thank you for participating in our challenge.
    xx Bianca DT The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge Blog.

    1. Hey, Bianca! Thanks for stopping by and acknowledging from THICC.

  6. Absolutely stellar! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2

  7. Absolutely FAB! Thanks so much for sharing with us in our challenge over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog this month! We appreciate you joining us!
    Leslie, MLCCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2


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