Hello!  The month of July seems to be flying by.  It’s hard to believe it’s the 20th already!

Over at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, the challenge hostess gets to choose either a theme challenge or a recipe challenge for the third Saturday of the month.  I’m hosting this month, and I’ve decided to cook up a recipe challenge.  Don’t worry, it’s easy as 1, 2, 3!  That means using 1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers, and 3 gems on your card.

I’ve stayed with the 52{C}CT July sketch for the layout of my card, but turned it on its side.  For the one ribbon requirement, I made a tiny fork bow with the toddler fork my son used when he was little, and used it to dress up the larger penguin.  One of my designer papers is the falling snow design on the focal panel, and the other is the red snowflake pattern on the middle panel.  I’ve added a tiny pearl to the center of each of the three stamped snowflakes.  And there it is – 1, 2, 3!  I used shimmer paint on the white cardstock to make it look like light glistening on the snow.   It’s not one of my best coloring jobs on the penguins, but oh well.

This card fits into several other current challenges, too – the OWH Midweek Throwdown “Christmas in July” challenge, the Cards In Envy layers challenge, and the Merry Monday “Anything Christmas Goes” challenge.

I do have to acknowledge and thank my 14-year-old son for the input he gave on this card.  He preferred the look of pearls to rhinestones.  He also tickled my funny bone with his comments about the smaller penguin:  “That is THE most thoughtful penguin ever.  He has such a thoughtful look on his face.  It’s like he’s looking at nothing, but he sees everything.” 🙂

OK – that about wraps things up for this post!  Thanks for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the samples the rest of the 52{C}CT design team has made.  Then go try the recipe yourself!  You have until 1:00 p.m. eastern time Friday, July 26 to link your card to the challenge post on the 52{C}CT website.

Stamps: Critters in the Snow, Pa-Rum-Pa-Pum-Pum, A Birdie Told Me (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); designer papers from Fa La La collection petite paper pack (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Tuxedo Black (Memento); Baja Breeze (SU)
Other: Frost White shimmer paint (Tsukineko); markers (Copic); ribbon (Offray); half pearls (KaiserCraft)

10 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – July recipe challenge”

  1. Such a sweet card Patricia, you really make fab cards with that layout! The tiny bow is an adorable accent! I had to chuckle at what your son said about the smaller penguin – I agree, I think he’s a zen penguin – a zenguin LOL!

    I loved following your recipe challenge – a great choice!

    Have a wonderful weekend! Ruth x

  2. Nice card, cute image. Thanks for playing along with us at Cards in Envy.

  3. Love the penguins. Cute card. Thanks for plaiyng with Cards in Envy.

  4. Your cards are always so great. Love the penguins and the layers and that little ribbon bow. Thank you for joining us at Cards in Envy! ~ Marilyn

  5. Adorable Christmas card! Love the cute penguins and how you did the layers! Thanks for sharing with us at Cards in Envy!

  6. I think this is just adorable! I do like the cute penguins; I can see what your son means about the little penguin!! Love the posh bow tie too!

  7. That is funny about your son. I’m always a bit hesitant to ask my daughter’s opinions as I’m not sure what might come out :o)
    I love that you used the sketch from last week again and made another fabulous card! I think your coloring of the penguins is just fine – they look a bit chilly. Good color combo too. Just really like this lots. Hugs D

  8. This is a great challenge Patricia – thanks. A lovely card too – I love your penguins! – Jacqueline xx

  9. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday – you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July – I’d love to see it there too. x

  10. ohhhh LOVE your layers on black!!! soooo glad you played along with Cards in Envy!!!!

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