Hello!  Once again, it’s time for a new challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  This week’s theme is “Silent Night”.  There are lots of ways to interpret that, so feel free to check out the 52{C}CT site to see what the rest of the design team has made.

I decided to go with what I think is a peaceful winter scene.  I stamped the trees onto glossy cardstock with white pigment ink and then heat embossed them with clear embossing powder.  Then I masked off the ground, to keep it white and looking like it’s snow-covered, so I could sponge some deep blue inks above it to create a nighttime sky.  After I removed the mask, I added in a tiny bit of light grey ink to the ground to create a few shadows.  The current challenge at Retro Rubber is to use embossing powder, and I’ve used the sketch from The Crooked Stamper Sketch Challenge (but turned it on its side) so yay – that’s three challenges in one card.

52CCT 03-21-2015


What will you do with our theme?  Please show us by linking your own Christmas or wintry card at the 52{C}CT site by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, March 27.  We’d love to see your artwork!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamps: Lovely As A Tree (Stampin’ Up); Holiday Script (Lizzie Anne Designs)
Cardstock: Not Quite Navy, Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Glossy White (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Midnight Muse, Smoky Slate, Whisper White (SU)
Other: clear detail embossing powder (SU); Snowflakes embossing folder (Darice); oval Nestabilities dies (Spellbinders); corner rounder punch (EK Success); sponge

13 Responses to “52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – March theme challenge”

  1. I love the pretty scene you created – and you used my favorite color – such a beautiful card

  2. I love the white embossing with the sponged blue background, and great job on the masking! Thanks so much for playing my CSSC #2!

  3. Absolutely lovely! I really like this set – always makes such pretty cards. I think your sponged sky is fabulous and the embossed snowflake frame is just perfect. Great card. xxx

  4. Such a serene winter scene! I love the effect you got with sponging the sky. Hope you will play along again with Retro Rubber!

  5. Beautiful embossing Patricia, with one of my all time favourite stamp sets. I love your wintery card. Hugs, Gill xx

  6. Gorgeous winter card – love your serene scene! Thanks for joining Retro Rubber this week!

  7. Patricia, your card is so serene and lovely! Great job with the embossing and masking! So very glad that you shared this with RRBC this week and hope you will come back to play with us!

  8. Such a peaceful scene! Lovely card that show attention to detail. Thank you for joining us at Retro Rubber Challenge Blog.

  9. Love this card! The colors, the oval, the embossing – everything is perfect! Thank you for playing along with us at Retro Rubber!

  10. quel paix et quelle sérénité se ressent quand on regarde cette très jolie création Patricia, biz

  11. This is a very beautiful card – I love this image, esp embossed!! Thanks for playing with Retro Rubber!!

  12. Lovely as a Tree never, ever fails to make a gorgeous Christmas card in my opinion and this is no exception. The added shadows on the masked ‘snow’ look amazing too, a very peaceful, silent night scene Patricia
    Louise xx

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