Color Dare #319 - Monochromatic "Choose Your Blues"

Welcome to my blog, Paper Crafting With Rebecca! 

I am participating in a Color Dare this week. The challenge this week was to "create a monochromatic project using only Blues and Neutrals of your choice." Since I am already in the groove of making Christmas cards for next month, I decided to make a "Blue Christmas" card to enter in the color dare.

I started with gathering some Close To My Heart (CTMH) supplies and papers. The blues I chose are Crystal Blue, Peacock, and Sapphire.

I used a CTMH Stamp & Thin Cuts set that is surprisingly versatile. I didn't realize I was going to use this set as much as I have ended up using it since purchasing it.

I started by cutting the peacock blue cardstock to 4.25" x 11" to fold and use as my card base. Then I cut a piece of white cardstock to 4" x 5.25" and a piece of crystal blue cardstock to 3.25" x 5". I ran the crystal blue cardstock through my Cricut Cuttlebug in the CTMH dots embossing folder.

Next I stamped and clear heat embossed the ornaments. I made sure to make a few extra ornaments at this stage to decorate the inside of the card as well as the envelope. I used the sentiments from the same ornament stamp set. Then I simply adhered all the parts together. 



Now the card is ready for my personal note. I hope it will help to make the receiver's Christmas anything but blue!

Happy Paper Crafting,


  1. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Isn't it good when you actually USE your stamps! I have lots that have never seen ink! Great card

  2. Great use of the stamp set and the the ornaments against the embossed background...pretty card. Hope you come back and join us again for future color challenges. And thank you for your comment on my card, appreciate it.

  3. Beautiful!!! I love the blues you picked to use. The simple design really shows it all off. Thanks for sharing at Color My Heart!

  4. I love the blues that you chose to use. Isn't it great when a stamp set becomes an unexpected favorite! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  5. Such a pretty array of blues! I especially like the font of the sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Color Dare - we hope you'll visit us again.

  6. Great combination of blues and assortment of your ornaments...very pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare and please come back for future fun color challenes.

  7. Love the blue ornaments, such a great card! Thank you for joining us at Color Dare. We hope you will share again with us soon.

  8. I like how the circles on the embossed background echo the ornaments. I also think the ornaments were nicely placed. Thanks for sharing!


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