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)

12 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – May sketch challenge”

  1. Perfectly clean, simple and very elegant. I love the soft colours you’ve used. I think the flourish behind the snowflake is super and such a fun sentiment too. Great sketch, thanks I had fun with it xx

  2. I like your swirly sentiment Patricia, actually I like the whole card very much. I also enjoyed working with this sketch, so thank you
    Louise xx

  3. love your color combo and the sentiment is so swirly and cute

  4. Such a gorgeous and elegant card, Patricia. I love the colour combo. Thanks for the great sketch! Xx

  5. Elle est superbe Patricia, les flocons j’adore toujours et les couleurs douces et fraîches que tu as choisi lui donne un air givrée, biz

  6. Your card is so pretty and serene! Love the DSP you used, which is perfect for a winter card. Thanks for playing along with the Retro Rubber challenge this week.

  7. Oh Patricia, this is simply beautiful. So classy and just a joy to look at. I particularly love the flourish stamp – I’m sad I let mine go a while back, really wish I’d kept hold of it – it’s a beauty. Thanks for a great challenge. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

  8. So soft and elegant! Thanks for doing the RR challenge!

  9. Such a lovely card! I definitely recognize most of this as SU products which I still have. I have had a lot of fun this week at RRBC’s “anything goes” challenge because it has exposed me to many other challenges I knew nothing about. Hope to join you in the future and hope you will come back to see us often!

  10. Adorable – love the clean and simple look on this card! Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber!

  11. Pretty color combo and great take on the sketch
    Julie T

  12. Sweet and simple Christmas card. Thank you for joining us at RRBC!

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