Hello there, and happy Saturday to you!  It’s time for another theme challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Jacqueline, our challenge hostess this month, has chosen sequins and pearls to play off the sparkle and shine found during Christmastime.

I have to admit that I’ve never been too fond of sequins.  Unfortunately for me, I got married during the early 1990s era of lavishly iridescent-sequined satin wedding dresses.  I did manage to find a gown that wasn’t heavily embellished with them, but I can honestly say that I haven’t worn a single sequin since then.  Thankfully, I knew about this challenge far enough in advance that I had plenty of time to add a package onto my last order from Amazon.  I chose star shaped ones with the idea that they might add a fun touch to birthday cards, too.  But I still had to figure out what to create for this challenge.

I mentioned in my post for the 52{C}CT color challenge last Saturday that last week’s card was my third try with the colors.  I had this wreath image left over from attempt #2, and I thought maybe I could perk it up by adding in color with some sequins.  I played with a couple of other colors, but in the end, traditional green and red won out.  I didn’t like the holes in the centers of the sequins showing, so I covered them up with some tiny half pearls.  The current challenge at Freshly Made Sketches, and one of their design team members’ sample cards, gave me further inspiration.  I did take the liberty of “squashing” their sketch into a landscape-oriented rectangle.

52CCT 02-21-2015

And there you have it.  If you need more inspiration, be sure to stop by the 52{C}CT website and see what the rest of the design team has made.  Then share your own card with us by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, February 27.  We’d love to have you join us!

All supplies except the embellishments are from Stampin’ Up:
Stamps: Wondrous Wreath, Endless Wishes
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Glorious Green, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink: Glorious Green, Smoky Slate, Going Gray
Other: sequins (Darice); pearls (Recollections)

10 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – February theme challenge”

  1. I love your star shaped sequins Patricia – they are such fun! I particularly like how you’ve used them on the card. Great take on the sketch too. Have a great weekend, hugs, Gill xx

  2. great take on both challenges – love the color scheme

  3. I love this card. Perfectly clean and simple and I love the way you’ve used the star sequins. Perfect on the wreath. Fabulous!

  4. Oh I love those star sequins! The combination of Smoky Slate and Basic Grey is stunning, Patricia X

  5. oh Patricia, j’aime les couronnes, ta carte est super élégante, biz

  6. So I’m not alone in my allergy to sequins then! However, I could make an exception for these star shaped ones! It is a great feeling to be able to use something which you weren’t quite sure of before too. I think your wreath looks fab and I’m lovin’ the colour scheme
    Louise’s xx

  7. Yay for using a leftover from the other challenge, and you did well with the stars!! And if I see that wreath one more time I’m going to NEED it.

  8. Lovely card and colors
    Julie t

  9. Gorgeous!! I love that wreath Patricia! Great star shaped sequins! I agree they will be good for birthday cards too.

  10. Very pretty card! I really like the star sequins!

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