Hello!  It’s time for a new month of challenges at 52 {Christmas} Card ThrowdownRuth is sharing her talents with us as hostess during September, and I although I’m not allowed to give away any secrets, I can tell you that she has some great stuff planned for the month!

The first weekend of the month always brings us to a sketch challenge, and I’ve tweaked this one into A2 size for my card.  The designer paper did a lot of the design work for me on this one.  However, I decided to do something different than normal for the sentiment.  Instead of die cutting a piece of cardstock, stamping the sentiment onto it, and adhering it to the designer paper, this time I cut through the designer paper and the cherry red mat.  The sentiment is actually stamped onto the card base.  The panel with the designer paper is adhered with dimensionals, so it gives a shadow box effect to the sentiment.  Because I was stamping the sentiment onto kraft cardstock instead of white or ivory, I chose a lighter color of red ink than the cardstock mat and seam binding, to help make the colors match better.  Using the same color red ink as cardstock would have resulted in a darker sentiment that wouldn’t have matched well.  I ruffled the seam binding to keep it from looking too plain.   A few clear dew drops in the corner finish the sketch.

Thank you for stopping by today!  Be sure to visit the 52{C}CT site to see what the rest of the design team has made.  If you’d like to join us, simply make a Christmas card using the provided sketch, and link it at our challenge website by 1:00 pm eastern time on Friday, September 13.  We’d love to see what you create!

Stamps: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Kraft, Cherry Cobbler (SU); designer paper from Aspen Frost 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Real Red (SU)
Other: Cherry Cobbler seam binding, dimensionals (SU); petite oval and petite scalloped oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); corner rounder punch (EK Success); dew drops (Robin’s Nest)

5 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – September sketch challenge”

  1. Really like the paper and colours you’ve used here – so very pretty. I do like the way you’ve cut out the frame and I love the ruffle ribbon. Great card!

  2. This is SO gorgeous, Patricia!!! LOVE that fabulous paper and I adore the ribbon treatment! SO elegant!!! HUGS and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)

  3. Hi Patricia, what gorgeous paper on your lovely card! I love the way you’ve done the sentiment, it adds great dimension! The ribbon treatment is fab too! Ruth x

  4. Oh Patricia this is so pretty!! Love how you framed the sentiment.

  5. This is so pretty – love your ruffled ribbon – Jacqueline xx

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