Hello there!  It’s the first Saturday of the month, which means at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a new hostess and a new sketch challenge for you.  Sarah is our hostess this time, and she’s created a sketch that can be interpreted several different ways.

Before I settled on my card design, in my head I tossed around a few different options for the small boxes in the sketch.  I considered stamping them with a small solid rectangle stamp as a background for either a small snowman or snowflake image.  I thought about switching the boxes out for circles.  Then I noticed that this week’s theme at ‘ABC’ Challenges is to use scraps.  That sounded perfect!  Goodness knows I have lots of scraps!  🙂  Everything about this card was a “leftover”.  The card base is the remaining half of a sheet of cardstock used for a previous card.  The kraft panel was already cut down to the size of a quarter sheet, so I just trimmed it enough to leave a border of the card base showing.  The designer papers and the sentiment banner were all scraps.  And the poinsettia is the last one from a package I’d opened quite some time ago.

Be sure to see what the rest of the design team has created!  Then show us what you can do with this sketch.  Link your card to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown site by 1:00 pm Eastern time Friday, August 9.  We’d love to see what you make!

Stamps: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Soft Sky, Kraft (SU); designer paper scraps from Aspen Frost 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Other: paper poinsettia (Making Memories)

7 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – August sketch challenge”

  1. Patricia – just love it! The scrap papers are so pretty, very contemporary and great colours! Brilliant card.

  2. Love your mix of scraps and the Kraft background. Beautiful card ! Thanks for sharing it over at ABC Challenges too. Hugs D

  3. LOVE those scraps, Patricia! They look wonderful on top of the kraft paper–and I LOVE that bloom! This is just so pretty! HUGS and have a great week!

  4. Great Job, Patricia – they may be scraps but they look absolutely fab! Sorry I’ve not been so good at commenting on the DT’s projects lately, but I love all your creations for 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  5. This is beautiful and I love this sketch! I’m going to see if I can get a card together for this challenge! Great job and thanks for playing along this week at ABC Challenges!

  6. This is lovely Patricia, the papers are fab & go beautifully with the kraft & soft blue, gorgeous flower too! Ruth x

  7. This is so pretty! I love the colors, and I especially love the poinsettia! Great use of scraps!

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