Hello!  It’s the fourth Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for an embellishment or a technique challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This week our hostess, Jacqueline, is challenging us to use sequins and/or pearls to embellish our Christmas cards.

I’ve chosen to use pearls on my card – mainly because I don’t own any sequins.  I decided to use them as the ornaments on the tree in this digital image.  The pastel colors of the pearls dictated my color choices for the card.  The layout is a fairly recent OWH Stars & Stamps sketch that I hadn’t yet used.  I originally planned to turn the sketch on its side to make this a portrait-oriented card, with the sentiment banner across the bottom, below the image panel.  However, as I opened one of my green markers to color the image, it splattered green ink on the cardstock, right above Cocoa Mouse’s head.  I tried using colorless blender to “erase” it, but I wasn’t completely successful at that.  I didn’t want to take the time to print another image and color it, especially since I’d already colored Cocoa and the garland.  So I ended up turning the card back to a landscape layout, and angled the sentiment banner to cover up the ink spot.  I guess that’s making the best of a bummer situation.  It’s hard to tell in the photo, but the yellow cardstock is textured, to give the card a little more visual interest in real life.

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!

Digital Image: Cocoa’s Christmas Tree (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Sentiment Stamp: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Barely Banana textured, Certainly Celery (SU); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: printer ink; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: half pearls (KaiserCraft and Basic Grey); markers (Copic)

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

  1. This is a darling card Patricia! Pink is my favorite color to use on Christmas cards :o) Wonderful way to use your pearls on the tree. Hugs D

  2. This is SO cute, Patricia! LOVE the soft colors you used with this image–it’s so sweet! Fabulous creation again! 🙂

  3. What a sweet image and I love the pastels Patricia, such a soft and pretty card! You pulled off a great ‘save’ with the angled sentiment after the inky marker incident! Ruth x

  4. Oh this is so, so pretty. I love the soft pastel colours of the pearls and the cute little mouse. I would never have guessed that you’d had an “accident” with this card – looks just fab!

  5. Your card was well-rescued Patricia! The pearls look wonderful on the tree but especially on the end of the mouse’s tail.

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