Hi there!  It’s the second Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for another color challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown!  Since I’m hosting the challenges there this month, I got to choose the colors for this week’s challenge.  I’ve kept it very simple and festive with just two colors to work with.  Which two colors?  Keep on and you’ll find out…

I’ve used the current CAS(E) this Sketch! challenge for inspiring the layout of my card.  Hopefully my rows of die-cut jingle bells and the sentiment will work for the “banner” elements of sketch!  Since it’s “holiday” week at Addicted to Stamps and More, I’m going to enter my card in their challenge, too.

This is actually a one-layer card; I stamped the sentiment directly on the card base and glued the jingle bells in place above it.  To help define the edges of the card, I heat embossed them with gold ink and gold embossing powder.  The hardest part of making this card was lining up the alphabet stamps on an acrylic block to form the sentiment.

52CCT 04-09-2016

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, April 15.  We look forward to having you join us!  Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Stamps: Jesse’s ABCs (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); gold foil (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Gold (ColorBox)
Other: Jolly Jingle Bells die (Memory Box); gold embossing powder (Ranger)

9 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – April color challenge”

  1. I love the colours you picked for this week – so elegant. Your clean, crisp card is just super and also lots of fun! xxx

  2. Oh, this is so sweet, with all the little gold jingle bells! Great take on the sketch!

  3. Patricia, I really like the way you’ve defined the edges in gold like this – just lovely!

  4. Super fun use of the sketch!

  5. How delightful your rows of golden jingle bells are, paired with your fabulous sentiment and pretty edges! A marvelous take on the sketch challenge and a total delight for the ATSM holiday theme! So glad you shared your creativity in the gallery!

  6. so very elegant – thanks for sharing your creation at ATSM

  7. j’adore ton idée Patricia, le résultat est top, biz

  8. I love this shiny Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  9. A wonderful colour challenge Patricia. A very modern, stylish look to your card, which is fabulous. I really like the gold embossing and you did a fantastic job with the sentiment – love it!

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