Hello!  It’s December, which means that Christmas is just a few short weeks away!  If you’ve been playing along with us at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown throughout the year, you should have a nice stash of holiday cards ready to send to your loved ones.  To close out the year, we’re having just one challenge in December, but it starts today and lasts until December 19.  We’re inviting our challenge participants to create a card using any one of our challenges from 2014.

I’ve chosen the August color challenge for my card and paired it with the current Freshly Made Sketches layout.  The snowflake is die cut from brushed silver cardstock.  For the background behind it, I first made a mask by cutting a circle into an index card.  I attached the mask to the ivory panel and sprayed gold shimmer mist over the opening.  The sentiment banner was cut from white cardstock and then I centered the sentiment on it, using gold ink.  The ivory panel was attached to a white card base.  All the lovely shimmer doesn’t show in the photo.  Oh well.

52CCT 12-06-2014

There have been nearly 50 challenges at 52{C}CT this year – which one will you choose?  Be sure to link your card at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, December 19.  We enjoy seeing what our challenge participants create!  Many thanks to everyone who plays along with us.

Supplies for today’s card:
Stamp: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White, Pure Luxury Ivory (Gina K. Designs); Brushed Silver (SU)
Ink: Gold (ColorBox)
Other: Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist (Ranger); Bianca Snowflake die (Memory Box); Dimensional Banners die (My Favorite Things)

7 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – December Pick a Previous challenge”

  1. Patricia, this is so, so beautiful! I do like this colour combination – very festive and so elegant. Great snowflake die too.

  2. Wow – that snowflake is absolutely stunning Patricia! Very elegant.

  3. This is so pretty! I love how the snowflake looks layered over the shimmery circle. What a wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. This is lovely Patricia, so clean and fresh! Hazel x

  5. Oh this is just lovely! I love how intricate the snowflake is and your masked background is a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  6. Love your stunning snowflake – fab background too – Jacqueline xx

  7. très élégante Patricia, sobre, chic, très belle création, biz

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