This week’s color challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is a bit unusual – brown, yellow and white.  I had originally thought I’d try to make something with some of my scenic stamps.  But when I was putting away my stamps used for the card in my last blog post, my eye stopped on the teddy bear included in one of the stamp sets.  And the proverbial light bulb went on in my head.

It’s hard to see in the photo, but the bear has a bit of fuzzy texture.  I achieved that by working with a scrap of chocolate brown cardstock to loosen the fibers in it, and then gently pulling the front and back apart into two pieces.  The fuzziness was left behind where the paper was separated.  I wanted the main image panel to have some texture too, to give the card more visual interest.  None of my embossing folders nor texture plates seemed to be the right thing, so I decided to use textured cardstock.  The layout of this card is this week’s OWH Stars & Stamps sketch.


So hooray – there’s another Christmas card to stockpile and send to Operation Write Home later this year.  I think this one would be cute to send home to a child, don’t you?  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: So Saffron, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White textured (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (SU)
Other: Seaside Ribbon Originals, square punch [for notching the banner] (SU); standard circle and petite scalloped circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders)

5 Responses to “a beary colorful Christmas”

  1. Oh he’s so cute and I love the sentiment. It’s a perfect use of this colour combo. So glad you played along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  2. Such a sweet card Patricia – I love how you gave the bear fuzzy texture, what a fab idea! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely card with us at 52 {C}CT and I hope you join us again soon!
    Ruth x

  3. It’s absolutely darling!!! LOVE the fun sentiment, too! Fabulously cute holiday card! 🙂 Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! 🙂

  4. You did a fabulous job making that bear fuzzy. I love how you used the color combo this week for your card. It’s terrific! Thanks so much for joining us this week :o)

  5. Really adorable Patricia, and the bear is so hugable. Love how you combined the colors from one challenge and the sketch from this week’s OWH challenge. Great job… thanks for playing!

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