It seems a bit out of place to be sharing a Christmas card when the Christmas season has just ended!  But last weekend when I was browsing around online, I found a challenge site called 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  The idea of it is that a different challenge is presented every week, and participants must make a Christmas card fitting the challenge.  That way people can build up a supply of Christmas cards throughout the year and not have to rush around Thanksgiving and early December to get cards made for the people on their Christmas mailing list.  Well, I’m the type of person who would sit and mentally debate too long over which family would receive which card, if I had 50-ish different designs.  But I figured this would be a super way to create a stash of Christmas cards for Operation Write Home.

So, here’s what I created for this week’s challenge.  It’s a sketch challenge this time.  I stretched the sketch from a square to a rectangle, but otherwise stayed pretty true to the way the layout was drawn.  I decided to use a simple monochromatic color scheme.  The rock-n-roll technique was used to ink up the tree image, and there’s a small gold star-shaped brad attached to the top of the tree.  I really like using the confetti cardstock with these solid greens; the little speckles in the confetti coordinate with the solids and provide a little bit of visual interest compared to a solid vanilla or white background.

I’m looking forward to seeing what the upcoming 52CCT challenges will be!  Thanks for stopping by today.

All supplies for this card are from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Season of Joy
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Always Artichoke, Confetti Cream, Certainly Celery Prints designer series paper
Ink: Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery
Other: Always Artichoke grosgrain ribbon; star mini brad (The Paper Studio)

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