Hello there! Welcome to the weekend! Mynnette, our challenge hostess at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, has chosen holiday goodies as the theme for this week’s challenge. It sounds like a fun way to indulge in some sweet treats without gaining calories, doesn’t it? :)

I had a hard time deciding what to create for this challenge.  I really don’t have many stamps that would work for this theme, other than things like mugs of hot cocoa that I feel are more wintry than really Christmas-y.  So I browsed around online and found a site, www.coloringpagessheets.com, that has a lot of free outline images that could be printed really large to use for children’s coloring pages, or printed smaller for card making.  A cute image of a bear with a candy cane caught my eye and I decided I’d give that one a try for my card.  I sized it to fit into the large open area of this week’s Freshly Made Sketches layout and went from there.  I included a bit of designer paper that has a gingerbread man, a candy cane, and what appears to be peppermint candies.  A bow made from the seam binding seemed like it would be too large and overpowering for the design, so I layered some twine over the seam binding and fashioned a bow from that.  I felt that given the orientation of the bear and candy cane, a mirror image of the sketch would work better than the original version.  I really wanted to use a sentiment that read “Have a very beary Christmas”.  I stamped it on one of my Stamp-a-ma-jig imaging sheets and held it to the card, but it looked too crowded in the available space.  So I went with a shorter, one-line sentiment instead.

I hope you’ll check out the challenge details at the 52{C}CT site and play along with us this week!  Be sure to visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs for some more inspiration.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Digital Image: Candy Cane Teddy Bear (ColoringPagesSheets.com)
Stamp: Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); designer paper from Nordic Holiday 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: printer ink; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding (SU); Cherry twine (Really Reasonable Ribbon); markers (Copic); small scallop die (Papertrey Ink)

9 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – May theme challenge”

  1. Perfect DSP to use with this image. I love the color scheme too :o) Darling card friend!

  2. A perfectly clean and simple Christrmas card. I do like the red, kraft and white, with the touch of green Christmas paper to pop! The image is super and beautifully coloured.

  3. That’s a sweet image! Love the DSP and the twine is just perfect. Super card!

    Louise xx

  4. Patricia, I really like the feel of your card. It almost looks like you could eat it! The papers you chose are great, and what a great idea to print out a coloring page! That red and white baker’s twine adds just the right touch.

  5. Absolutely adorable. Great choice of image, colors, papers and sentiment! This is such a sweet Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  6. This is gorgeous – so cute too – Jacqueline xx

  7. Such a darling card, Patricia! Your image is so sweet and I adore the kraft base and CAS feel! HUGS and have a great weekend! :)

  8. What a fun Christmas card! You’ve colored it beautifully, and I love the baker’s twine. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  9. This is just adorable! Love how you were able to combine the challenges … and your twine over the seam binding is perfect! Love it.
    Cheers, Karen

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