Hello there!  It’s time for another color challenge this week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  Julie, our hostess for the month of August, is asking us to create our Christmas or wintry cards using traditional red and green as the dominant colors.

For my card, I chose to use a modern take on a traditional Christmas icon, using a sketchy blueprint image of a poinsettia.  I stamped it on watercolor paper and used reinkers to paint the image.  Using the reinkers made it easy for me to match colors of cardstock for the card base and a mat.  It’s one of my simpler cards, but I’m pleased with the way it turned out.

52CCT 08-08-2015

I’m going to enter this into the “Anything Goes” challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More… because hey, why not?

Now it’s your turn to show us what you can make with these colors!  If you need more inspiration first, go visit the 52CCT site and see what the rest of the design team has created.  Be sure to link your card at the 52CCT site by 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on Friday, August 14.  We look forward to having you join us!

Stamp: Christmas Blueprints 4 (Tim Holtz)
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up); Langton Prestige hot pressed watercolor paper (Daler Rowney)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine)
Other: Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, and Baked Brown Sugar reinkers (SU); paintbrush and water

6 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – August color challenge”

  1. Hi Patricia! This is gorgeous! I hadn’t seen these Christmas Blueprint stamps! It looks beautiful against your clean white background.

  2. Gorgeous! Fab use of reinkers – such vibrant colours Xx

  3. Sure, you can join us with any card at the ATSM anything goes challenge. Thank you for playing along! … I did not yet start with my Christmas Cards 🙂 Sunny regards from stempelfrida

  4. I am not sure how my comment ended up under the wrong card :o) your pretty poinsettia is just perfect for this color challenge

  5. Elle est très élégante Patricia, j’aime la petite touche de modernité , biz

  6. Love, love this card! The blueprint image is fabulous and beautifully coloured. Great CAS cards. So sorry I’m late commenting – I thought I’d already done this xx

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