Hi there!  This week is color challenge week at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  Deborah, our hostess for the month of January, has chosen a somewhat unusual one for Christmas cards:  she’d like to see shades of orange!

I will admit that this had me stumped for a while because I really don’t use orange very often, mainly just for autumnal cards.  I was browsing through my computer, looking for ways I’d used orange in the past, and rediscovered a card I’d made a few months ago.  I decided to rework it to make it suitable for the holiday season.  I scribbled red, orange, and yellow gel sticks on a piece of white cardstock and blended the colors with a slightly damp paper towel to create my orangey background.  I used shimmery white cardstock to resemble snow covering the ground and trees.  (It’s hard to get a photo that shows off the shimmer really well.)  My son helped me choose the sentiment; he picked this one because he felt the scene looked tranquil.

52CCT 01-16-2016

Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the 52CCT blog to see what the rest of the design team has made.  Then link your own card to the challenge post.  You have until 7:00 Eastern time Friday, January 22 to play along with us.  We can’t wait to see what kind of orangey Christmas card you create!

Stamp: Holiday Script (Lizzie Anne Designs for Gourmet Rubber Stamps)
Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Shimmery White (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: gel sticks (Faber Castell); Wide Open Spaces die (Memory Box)

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