Hello there!  It’s time for another color challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card ThrowdownGill, our hostess for the month of August, is asking us to create our Christmas or wintry cards using only four colors – white, cream, silver and gold – and all four of those colors must be used.

I tossed a few different ideas around in my head for this week’s card.  I finally settled on a rather clean and simple design using the current sketch from Seize the Sketch.  For the star, I die cut cream textured cardstock, dabbed it onto my Versamark ink pad, sprinkled gold embossing powder on it, and heated up the embossing powder.  I repeated the inking and embossing several times until I achieved the grungy effect I wanted.  I used a stamp from one of my newest stamp sets for the background behind the star, and heat embossed that with silver embossing powder.  The sentiment is also heat embossed in silver.  I used dimensionals to adhere the star, attached the panel to a mat of gold foil cardstock, and then put it on a cream colored base.  The grunge look is something I haven’t really tried, but I’m pleased with the final result.

52CCT 08-09-2014

Now it’s your turn to show us what you can make with these colors!  If you need more inspiration first, go visit the 52{C}CT site and see what the rest of the design team has created.  Be sure to link your card at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, August 15.  We look forward to having you join us!

Stamps: Work of Art, More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury Ivory, Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); gold foil, Very Vanilla textured (SU)
Ink: silver (Colorbox); VersaMark
Other: Stars die (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps); dimensionals (SU); gold and silver embossing powders (Ranger)

17 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – August color challenge”

  1. Gorgeous! Love the silver & gold together – and the grunge-y look of the star.

  2. What a perfect CAS take on the sketch, Patricia! Love how you embossed the star. Thanks for playing along with us this week at Seize the Sketch!

  3. LOVE the CAS feel of this pretty card, Patricia! That star is perfect! Have a great weekend! Mynn xx

  4. Perfectly clean and simple, and elegant too. Love the grungy look to the star. Fab!

  5. Simply fabulous! Love the star! Thanks for joining along with Seize the Sketch!

  6. To me this is the perfect Christmas card it is CAS but very elegant. I may have to CASE it.

  7. This is so pretty – I love the silver and gold on white 🙂 Thanks for playing along with us this week at Seize the Sketch!

  8. Wow! …and wow again! This is my all out favourite card this week, Patricia. Hope you don’t mind if I case this one for The Male Room later this month.. Love the CAS design . It works perfectly for the colours and sentiment.
    Louise xx

  9. Love the silver and gold with the white. Never thought a card could be so subtle, yet so striking all at the same time!

  10. Beautiful and elegant holiday card.

  11. superbe, quelle élégance, j’aime beaucoup ton interprétation du sketch, c’est une réussite, biz

  12. What a wonderful card Patricia, a perfect blend of elegance and slight grunginess! I love how the layout really lets your star shine, a really fresh and clean feel!
    Ruth x

  13. Beautifully CAS – love it – Jacqueline xx

  14. Great card, love the smear of silver behind the star, great touch! So glad I saw you at Sieze the Sketch! ~Diane

  15. Really love this great card Patricia! I’m saving this idea to CASE later :o) Hugs D

  16. Gosh this is a very nice Christmas card, the gold makes it look elegant.

  17. Beautiful CAS Christmas card – love the silver/gold combination! Thanks for joining us at STS! 🙂

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