Hello!  I hope your weekend has gotten off to a good start!  Because it’s a fifth Saturday of the month, this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a “Pick a Previous” challenge for you.  We’d like you to choose one of our previous color challenges and use that to create your card.

I really liked the April 2014 challenge colors, and since I’d missed participating in that one because I was out of town, I knew that was the color scheme I wanted to use for this week’s card.  I’ve used four of the six colors from the graphic – all three blues, plus kraft.  I created a watercolor resist for the focal panel by heat embossing the snowflakes with white ink and white embossing powder and then spreading a watercolor wash over them using inks in the three shades of blue.  I stamped the sentiment on a die cut label and added some ribbon and brads to attach it to the card front.  This was a really fun card to make.  I’ll have to do the watercolor resist again sometime.

52CCT 05-30-2015

Which color scheme will you pick?  There are over 35 from which to choose, so have fun deciding!  Then be sure to share your card with us at the 52{C}CT site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, June 5.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Festive Flurry (Stampin’ Up); sentiment from Warm Penguin (Lizzie Anne Designs for Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: Kraft, Night of Navy (SU); watercolor paper (Artist’s Loft)
Ink: Whisper White craft, Night of Navy (SU)
Other: navy grosgrain ribbon, Night of Navy, Marina Mist, and Bashful Blue reinkers (SU); white embossing powder (Stampendous); Ribbon Tags Trio die (Spellbinders); brads (source unknown)

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