Hello there!  I don’t know about your area, but here in the Shenandoah Valley it is really starting to feel like winter isn’t far away!  In the last few days high temperatures have dropped from the low 70s to the low 50s, and we’ve had freeze warnings the last two nights.  The drop in temperatures is one reminder that Christmas is coming pretty quickly!  It’s just under two months away!  But if you’ve been playing along with 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this year, you should have a good stash of holiday cards ready to be signed, addressed and sent.

This week Danielle is offering up a technique challenge, to create a card using a fancy fold.  As much as I enjoy making flap cards, I figured since I’ve already shared two of them in October, I ought to do something different for this challenge.  But I did kind of take the easy way through that by creating a simple Z-fold card.  Even though I used a Rhubarb bear digital image for last week’s 52{C}CT card, I decided to use another one for today’s card.  I also used a long-retired background stamp to embellish the panel on the left.  I’ve been wanting to try out this silver glittery cardstock for a while, and today seemed like a good day to do so.  I used Liquid Applique to make the trim on the hat fluffy, and I added a bit of Stickles to it while the Liquid Applique was still wet.  There’s also some Stickles on the ribbon on the present although the photo makes it look like it’s all concentrated at the knot of the bow.

The rest of the design team members have come up with a wide variety of fancy folds!  Be sure to check them out at the 52{C}CT site.  Then create a fancy fold Christmas or winter card of your own and share it with us!  You can link up your artwork until 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, November 1.  We’d love to see what you make!

Supplies:
Digital Image: Rhubarb Santa (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Stamp: Stipple Plaid (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Silver Glimmer (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: Rose Red (SU); printer ink
Other: markers (Copic); Liquid Applique (Marvy); Frosted Lace Stickles (Ranger)

7 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – October technique challenge”

  1. Oh he’s such a cute teddy! Love the detail on his cap and the pretty sparkle too! I do like the pinks!

  2. This is OH so darling, Patricia! I adore the pink and LOVE that bit of glitter! The fold is so fun, too! I’m not sure I’ve ever seen it before! HUGS and have a great rest of the weekend! :)

  3. This is such a sweet card Patricia – the pink and the sparkly silver are the perfect partnership! I love Z fold cards, they are one of my fave fancy fold cards and yours is wonderful! Have a great week! Ruth x

  4. LOVE your Zfold card Patricia. The cuteness factor of this card with that sweet bear and the pink and sparkles is a 10!! Hugs D

  5. Gorgeous – what a cute bear image, great folds too – Jacqueline xx

  6. Awww super sweet card Patricia! :)
    Lizy xx

  7. I need to try out this Z fold, it’s so cool. Love your little guy-he’s adorable and you know that I love sparkle! Great fancy fold card

    Louise xx

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