Hello again!  It’s color challenge week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, and we have a very traditional combination for you to work with: red, green, and your choice of either metallic silver or metallic gold.

My card ended up as a rather traditional styled card.  I opted for a classic poinsettia image for my red and green.  I used the paper tole technique on the poinsettia to give it some dimension.  Unfortunately, it also gave the poinsettia a bit of glare that I couldn’t avoid when I was photographing the card.  The large red panel is textured cardstock, which gives the card some subtle visual interest.  I did go a little out of the ordinary with the sentiment panel, attaching it diagonally across the card.  The sentiment panel is edged with a bit of gold embossing to coordinate with the gold embossed sentiment and flourishes.  A couple of gold brads finish off the card.

52CCT 11-08-2014

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, November 14.  We look forward to having you join us!

Stamps: Season of Joy, Scenic Season (Stampin’ Up)
Digital Image: Poinsettia (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Real Red textured (SU); Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: gold (ColorBox); printer ink
Other: gold embossing powder (Ranger); gold brads (Making Memories)

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