Hello!  The year is passing by quickly!  Can you believe there are less than 4 months until Christmas?  If you’ve been participating in our challenges at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, you should have a nice supply of Christmas cards on hand ready to use for the upcoming season.

Our challenges this month start off with a sketch challenge.  As always, you’re welcome to turn the sketch on its side or manipulate it into a square.  So long as the basic shapes of the sketch are easily recognizable in your card, it’s all good.  For my card, I’ve stayed pretty true to how the sketch was drawn.  It’s a good one for using some designer papers!  The biggest change I made to the sketch was substituting a bow for the snowflake embellishment.  In real life, the color of the bow matches the red ink and cardstock better than it shows in the photo.  I opted not to put a sentiment on the card so it could be used any time throughout winter, and not specifically for Christmas.

52CCT 09-05-2015

I’m linking this card to the current challenges at Shopping Our Stash and Retro Rubber.


Go see what the rest of the 52CCT design team has done with this sketch, and then show us your own take on it!  We’d love to have you share your card at the 52CCT site.  The challenge deadline is 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, September 11.  Please join in the fun and creativity!

Stamp: A Beautiful Season (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red (SU); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); designer papers from Very Merry Christmas 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU)
Other: Large Scallop Edgelits die, Cherry Cobbler seam binding, dimensionals (SU)

10 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – September sketch challenge”

  1. Lovely! Love that gorgeous cardinal Xx

  2. It’s absolutely beautiful. I really like the traditional colours, the lovely image of the cardinal and super papers. Great card xx

  3. What a fun sketch to work with for a great winter card. The ribbon is the right embellishment for the image! Thanks for playing along at Retro Rubber!

  4. Magnifique cardinal, j’aime beaucoup cet atmosphère vintage et la sobriété que tu as choisis, biz

  5. Love your take on the sketch. What a great way to use patterned papers! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

  6. Lovely card, Patricia! One of my favorite things is seeing a bright red cardinal in the winter!

  7. love the bird and the pretty bow

  8. Cool card, love the layers and colours. Thanks for playing with us at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  9. This is lovely! Elegant and sophisticated! Great design and colors and elemrnts, thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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