Hello! If you’ve been playing along with 52 Christmas Card Throwdown all year long, you should have a nice supply of Christmas cards that are ready to be signed, put in envelopes and mailed now that it’s December. Or, if you’re like me, you’ve already sent them to a charitable organization of your choice so that others may use them. Either way, those cards are going to be spreading cheer very soon!
Since December tends to be a busy month for most people, at 52CCT we’ve decided to have just one challenge this month, to create a card that uses any of our challenges from 2016. You’re welcome to choose one of our color challenges, sketch challenges, theme challenges, technique challenges, or stash challenges – or, you can even combine two or more of our challenges! You can find the challenge ideas on the 52CCT site.
Due to a family emergency (don’t worry, everything will be OK), I wasn’t able to get a card made for the current CAS Colours & Sketches challenge before it went live. The challenge prompt there this week is to use any of the CC&S color challenges from 2016 to make a seasonal card. So I decided to combine the CC&S and 52CCT challenge ideas. I’ve used CC&S color challenge #161 and the 52CCT October sketch challenge. I felt the sketch lent itself well to a clean and simple card, and I thought the colors worked well for a nontraditional but frosty snowflake theme. Once I figured out what I wanted to do, the card came together pretty quickly.
Be sure to check out what the rest of the Design Teams from 52CCT and CC&S have made, and leave some love for them on their blogs, too! Then make a card for either – or both! – of the challenges and share it with us. You have until 6:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, December 7 to link your card at CC&S, but the 52CCT challenge will remain open until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday, December 28. We’re looking forward to seeing what you create!
Stamp: Merry Messages (Lawn Fawn)
Cardstock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, silver foil (Stampin’ Up)
Ink: Elegant Eggplant (SU)
Other: Stitched Snowflake dies (Lawn Fawn); candy dot (SU)