Hello there!  This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a fun recipe challenge for you!  Ruth, our challenge hostess, has come up with a short list of elements that need to be included on your Christmas or wintry card:  Coloring an image, adding rhinestones or ribbon (or both), and using the debossed side of embossed cardstock.

When I read the recipe list, I knew I’d use this cute Rhubarb digital image.  Actually, I’ve used the mirror image of the digi stamp, so that it wouldn’t seem like Rhubarb was looking off the edge of the card.  That’s one really awesome thing about digis vs. traditional stamps – being able to manipulate them to suit your needs when necessary!  🙂  I’ve used red and clear rhinestones for the ornaments on the tree image and in the corners of the focal panel.  To highlight the debossing, I swiped an ink pad across the cardstock.

The layout for this card is taken from the current Seize the Sketch challenge – but once again, I’ve done some manipulating.  First I turned the sketch on its side.  Because my focal panel is larger than drawn in the sketch, I opted to leave off the “any shape” element.  I felt that would be a bit too much on a card that was already pretty well packed with layers and embellishments.

Go check out the 52{C}CT blog to see what the rest of the design team has cooked up with this recipe!  Then come up with your own concoction and share your work with us at the challenge site.  You have until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, May 23 to link your card.  We hope you’ll join us!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Digital Image: Rhubarb Trims the Tree (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Wild Wasabi, Real Red (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: printer ink; Crumb Cake (SU)
Other: markers (Copic); red rhinestones (KaiserCraft); clear rhinestones, Wild Wasabi stitched ribbon, ticket corner punch (SU); D’Vine Swirls embossing folder (ProvoCraft)

10 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – May recipe challenge”

  1. adorable Patricia, très jolie scène, charmante et si mignonne, biz

  2. This is darling!!! I adore the image and the blinged up tree! Your debossing is beautiful, too! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your weekend! 🙂 Mynn xx

  3. Love your card Patricia! Your image is so cute. Love the rhinestone ornaments!

  4. This is utterly adorable! I love all the gems & that teeny bird hiding in the tree 🙂 So glad you were inspired to come play with us at Seize the Sketch!

  5. Super sweet card, Patricia! Don’t you just love Rhubarb?! Love the sketch turned. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Sketch!

  6. Super cute image and lovely layout! Really fun Christmas card!

  7. What a sweet image Patricia and that was a great idea to manipulate it! Great layout, you did a fab job with the recipe and the bedecked tree is gorgeous! Ruth x

  8. Super cute bear and I am loving the bling on the Christmas tree! A great card this week Patricia. Gill xx

  9. Adorable image and great coloring job. I like your take on the sketch.

  10. How adorable is that bear! Super sparkly card… and I LOVE it! Sorry I’m late visiting.cSo many things happening … and not all of them good. I’m trying to catch up, slowly.
    hugs, Asha

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