Hello!  It’s time for our first color challenge of the year at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  It’s a lovely monochromatic scheme:  shades of blue.

I’ve chosen some blues that include a couple of retired Stampin’ Up colors.  It’s nice to use some of my older supplies!  The layout for this card is from the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge.  The card looked a little plain once I got it all put together. I wanted to dress it up a bit, but still keep the card within Operation Write Home guidelines, so I decided to add some tiny rhinestones to work as the ornament hangers.  They don’t show too well in the photo, but they do add a bit of sparkle in real life.

52CCT 01-10-2015

How will you depict a “blue Christmas”?  Be sure to link your card at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, January 16.  We’d love to see what you create!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Holiday Baubles (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Baja Breeze, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: rhinestones (Recollections)

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

  1. I think this is so perfectly CAS! I love the shades of blue you picked and the pretty row of ornaments with just a touch of bling! Beautiful!

  2. Great take on the sketch and a good CAS design! Hazel x

  3. I agree, so CAS and beautiful. The bling is a fab addition, just right!
    Louise xx

  4. You are going WAY back with the Blue Bayou!! I love both Baja Breeze and Blue Bayou and am definitely saving it for special cards! The ornaments have a fun look and work just perfectly with the angled panels. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. This is such a pretty Christmas card. The ornaments looks gorgeous and I love the tiny wee rhinestones! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  6. I love your clean and simple design – very modern and fresh, which I love. Gill xx

  7. super mignon Patricia, adorable guirlande, biz

  8. I love those colours and your card is gorgeous, perfectly clean and simple – Jacqueline xx

  9. I can see the tiny rhinestones and I think they add the perfect touch to this gorgeous CAS card. LOVE it! Hugs D

  10. such a pretty CAS layout and the rhinestones are the perfect final embellishment

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