Saturday, 16 November 2013

52CCT - Recipe Challenge ....

... Morning everyone - it's the middle of the month - time is just flying by!  The big day is only 5½ weeks away, but before that we have Thanksgiving here in the US - I'm still getting used to a rehearsal for Christmas!!  Moving on, this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Louise has a recipe for us to follow:
  • A one layer card
  • Only a hint of colour
  • Bling or ribbon
Here are my takes on the recipe - I got a bit carried away!

52CCT Christmas 1 - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

52CCT Christmas 2 - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

52CCT Christmas 3 - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - More Merry Messages
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug Embossing Folders - Winter House, Distressed Snow, Christmas Wreath; Core'dination Card - Black Magic; Peel Off Sentiments; White Lustre Card; Gems; Glitter

I've been thinking about this recipe for a while pondering how to show a hint of colour, then it occurred to me that embossing Core'dination card and sanding would give a lovely hint of colour.  I used three of my Christmas EF embossed them, sanded and added gems and glitter.  I was going to stamp the front of each card with a sentiment, but decided that this was the perfect opportunity to use some of my (many) peel off sentiments.  I cut white panels for the inside of the card and all are stamped with the same verse - see below.

52CCT Christmas 1 inside - Photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

If you've not played along with us before, now is the perfect time to join in - you've still got time to make a stash for Christmas this year.  And if you're ahead of the game - well, what's to stop you starting on your stash for Christmas 2014?? :) ;)  Don't forget to visit the blog and check out the inspiration cards from the rest of the team.  As always they are just gorgeous.  See you soon!


Maria said...

Lovely embossing on these beautiful Christmas pretty!

Mynnette said...

I adore ALL of these, Deb!!! The use of the black card sanded down to reveal the white core is amazing! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Wow, Deborah! I don't know which one I love the best! Your idea to emboss core'dinations card hadn't occurred to me, but I think it's a brilliant way to add a hint of colour. I have hundreds of Christmas peel-offs too - I think they multiply in my stash box! Thanks for doing such an awesome job!

Louise xx

Danielle Vincent said...

What a fabulous way to make a one-layer card Deborah. I love each of these cards - so awesome. Thanks for the inspiration! hugs D

sarahstone said...

I like how you sanded your embossing to show color! Great cards!

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