Hello!  Saturday means it’s time for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, and I’m excited to be the challenge hostess for the month of May!  We’re kicking the month off with a sketch challenge that I’ve designed.  You’re welcome to rotate the sketch onto its side, flip it mirror-image, or manipulate it into a square if you like.  The star-shaped element of the sketch can be replaced with any shape.  So long as we can see the basic elements of the sketch in your card, it’s all good!

I’ve chosen to go with a snowy theme for my card, using a snowflake patterned paper for the “bars” along the sides of the sketch and using a die-cut snowflake for the star element.  I stamped the snowflake twice, once in grey and once in aqua.  I trimmed out the center of the aqua one, added a cardstock shim to the back to give it a little dimension, and then adhered it to the center of the grey snowflake.  The grey snowflake also has a cardstock shim behind it to raise it up a bit from the card base.  A tiny rhinestone in the center of the snowflake adds a bit of sparkle.

52CCT 05-02-2015

sketch May 2015

I’m also going to include this card in the current challenge at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog since all the stamps I’ve used are more than a year old.


So now it’s time for you to check out all the challenge details at the 52CCT site, and visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs for more inspiration.  Then create your own card and link it at the 52CCT site by 7:00 pm Eastern time Friday, May 8.  I’d love to see what you do with my sketch!

Stamps: Festive Flurry, Season of Joy (Stampin’ Up); Winter Wishes (Unity)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); Winter Frost designer series paper (SU)
Ink: Smoky Slate, Pool Party (SU)
Other: rhinestone (Recollections); Festive Flurry die (SU)

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