This week we have a very simple color challenge for you at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – shades of green.  That’s it.  Just green.  You may use one neutral color, such as white, black, cream, or kraft.  For the full challenge details, please see the 52{C}CT site.

I admit I had to really think to figure out what to create for this challenge.  I considered doing something with a tree image, but wasn’t really feeling it.  Finally I decided to fall back on a clean and simple design, and make a card with a wreath on it.  I chose my large medallion stamp for the wreath and added a die cut circle to the center to give it a wreath shape.  I inked the stamp with two shades of green ink and tried sponging to blend them together.  I was hoping that would result in a third shade of green, which unfortunately didn’t work quite as well as I’d hoped it would, but it still turned out okay.  An ivory bow and pearl “mistletoe berries” complete the card.  I first planned to use velvet ribbon for the bow, but opted for the taffeta instead because it lies flatter, making it a better choice for Operation Write Home.

Go over to the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenge site to get some more inspiration from the rest of the design team, make a card of your own, and share it with us using the linky tool at the site!  You have until 1:00 p.m. eastern time Friday, June 14 to link your work.  We hope you’ll join us!

All supplies are from Stampin’ Up unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Medallion, Fundamental Phrases
Cardstock: Certainly Celery, Garden Green, Very Vanilla
Ink: Certainly Celery, Garden Green
Other: pearls (Queen & Co.); petite scalloped circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); Very Vanilla taffeta ribbon

5 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – June color challenge”

  1. This is so beautiful, Patricia! I just love the green & white palette. The tiny pearls and “ombre” effect of your stamping are gorgeous. Hello from northern VA!

  2. OH…MY…WORD. This totally took my breath away when I first saw it, Patricia! I absolutely LOVE it–the coloring of the medallion is stunning and the way you turned it into a wreath is genius! HUGS and hope you have a great weekend! :)

  3. Stunning! This is just so lovely – the shades of green, pretty ribbon and pearls are fab! Love it!

  4. Such an elegant card – the the way you created the wreath. the pearls and ribbon are perfect touches.

    Louise xx

  5. OMGoodness – this is stunning!! It may not have been the color you were going for but it turned out amazing. Nice job Patricia!

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