Hello! This week is color challenge week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  We have a bright, non-traditional color palette this time.  The challenge graphic shows five colors and you should choose at least three of them for your creation.  Using a few neutral colors for stamping outline images and sentiments is also allowed.

I’ve used four of the five colors for my card: the bright blue, the turquoise, and the two shades of pink.  The vivid colors suggested bright Christmas lights to me, so I pulled out my stamp set with Christmas lights and used that theme for my card.  The lights also fit into the “Shine On” challenge for Splitcoaststampers.com’s Hope You Can Cling To challenges.  It’s nice using up some of this retired pink cardstock, LOL!  The card seemed kind of bland when I laid it all out just before adhering everything, so I decided to fussy cut adjacent to the line of the lights strand.  Cutting the white cardstock was easy, but I’ll admit that trimming the black to give a consistent look with the straight edges of the panel was more difficult.  I’ve put a couple of small twinkly rhinestones in place of the dots over the letter “i”s in the sentiment, and added some larger rhinestones in the corner to balance out the look.

52CCT 10-11-2014

And now it’s your turn to show us what you can create!  We’d love it if you joined our challenge this week.  You have until 1:00 pm Eastern time Friday, October 17 to link your card at the 52{C}CT site. Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Holiday Baubles (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps); Magic of Christmas (Technique Tuesday)
Cardstock: Pixie Pink, Basic Black, Whisper White (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Pink Passion, Tempting Turquoise, Pixie Pink, Brilliant Blue (SU)
Other: rhinestones (SU)

10 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – October color challenge”

  1. Christmas lights! Now, why didn’t I think of that! This is a fab card and suits the challenge perfectly. Love the positioning of the lights too, and the strong pink as a base colour. Love it, Patricia

    Louise xx

  2. What a funky card, Patricia! These colours look like fun to work with. Have an awesome weekend!
    hugs, Asha

  3. Brilliant! I love this very clean, graphic Christmas card – the lights actually look shiny! I think the fussy cutting was well worth it. Great card!

  4. Lovely and bright and I’m seeing a lot of Christmas lights on trend too, great idea on the fussy cutting x

  5. Ooooh! I love fairy lights! And these are just wonderful. I love how you’ve used the rhinestones and the sentiment is perfect. What a great addition to your Christmas card collection. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

  6. Oh my gosh….LOVE this Patricia! So bright and festive an trendy! I think the cut out makes the whole card – nice idea!

  7. oh Patricia, quelle luminosité, je les vois presque scintiller, biz

  8. Oh Patricia, I love this bright and cheery card! The fussy cut panel is inspired – and well worth the effort! The sentiment couldn’t be any more perfect!
    Thanks for all the fun at 52 {C}CT! I’m sure I’ll bump into you around blogland! Ruth x

  9. Lovely colours, perfect for this card. I always like cards with fairy lights, they are so cheerful.

  10. Gorgeous – love the sparkle – Jacqueline xx

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