Hello!  It’s color challenge time again at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown, and Louise has come up with something pretty unique for us.  She’s challenging us to use the monochromatic scheme of black, white and grey.

Even though I tossed a few ideas around in my head before I started actually working on my card, all of my thoughts were focusing on showing snow in some way.  I finally decided I’d give this snowman image a try since I hadn’t used it yet.  I masked off part of the card’s main panel and sponged along the edges of the area with black and white inks.  I didn’t quite get the effect I wanted with that, but I decided to roll with it anyway.  I also masked and sponged an area of “snow covered ground” at the bottom.  Then I added in my snowman image and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  Some of the excess powder stayed on the card, but it’s not too bad.  Then I added a coordinating sentiment.  The snowflake eyelet was a literal last-minute decision.  I’d already assembled the card and felt like it was missing something.  I didn’t want to have to pull out the heat embossing supplies again to add a stamped and embossed snowflake in the corner.  So I opted for the eyelet instead, and gently separated the panel from the card base to hammer the eyelet into place.  Then I reassembled the card.  I do think it looks better with the eyelet, but I’m still not completely sold on the sponging.

I hope you’ll visit the other design team members’ blogs, and then create your own card using these colors!  Share your work with us at the 52{C}CT website by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, November 15. Thanks for visiting today!

Supplies:
Stamps: Kissmas & Mistletoe (Unity)
Cardstock: Smoky Slate, Basic Black (Stampin’ Up); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs)
Ink: craft White (SU); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: white embossing powder (Stampendous); snowflake eyelet (source unknown)

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

  1. Perfectly clean and simple! I do like the snowman with the pretty scroll patterns and that really fun sentiment!

  2. I think the sponging looks cool! I adore the fun eyelet, too–that was a fabulous choice! The sentiment is fabulous, too! :) HUGS and have a great weekend! :) Mynn xx

  3. Clever idea to use the black and white inks to sponge a panel- I like it! The embossed snowman is very pretty with his filigree details. I love the whole thing, and I hope you had fun playing with these ‘colours’ . Good call on the eyelet too

    Louise xx

  4. I think the sponging is terrific. It looks like a spotlight on the snowman to me. I agree that the eyelet was the perfect finishing touch. Hugs D

  5. Thank you for the nice comment, Patricia
    Yes, I was a little absent in all areas, not just in cardmaking! Some problems, but it’s better now …
    Your card is gorgeous and I love this snowman and how you did it out! …..the sentiment make me smile :)

    Rosi x

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