Hello!  Saturday means it’s time for a new challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown, where we celebrate Christmas all year round. Each week we offer a cardmaking challenge to help you create Christmas or wintry cards so you’ll have a bunch of cards ready to send when the holiday season rolls around.  I’m excited to be the challenge hostess for the month of April!  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.  So long as you keep the semicircle and circle elements, you’re on the right track!

I hadn’t used this cute penguin image for a long time, so I decided to dust him off and give him a little love.  I colored the snowflakes to coordinate with the cardstock I used for the semicircle, which is embossed with a snowflake design.  I’ve added narrow red mats to the white panels to show them off better.  The end result is a rather clean and simple styled card.

52CCT 04-02-2016

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, April 8.  I’d love to see what you do with my sketch!  Thanks for stopping by my blog today.

Stamps: Sweet Christmas Wishes (Unity Stamp Company)
Cardstock: Real Red, Pool Party (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Onyx Black (VersaFine); Pool Party (SU)
Other: markers (Copic); standard circle and big scalloped circle Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); Snowflake Background embossing folder (Darice); circle cutting system (Creative Memories)

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