Saturday, 3 January 2015

52CCT - Sketch ...

... Good morning!  I do hope that you all had a super Christmas and a wonderful New Year.  Here at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we've got some new team members, lots of new challenges and a new look too.  I'm hosting the challenges this month and first up is a sketch for you to play with.  Feel free to turn the sketch and you don't have to use a star.  Here's my take:

Merry Christmas - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Cheerful Christmas; Winnie & Walter - Happy Christmas, Winter Wonderland
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 24 (S4-353) #3
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Kaisercraft DP - North Pole; SU Card - Real Red; SU Markers - Real Red, Pistachio Pudding, Marina Mist; Silver sticker


I've gone for a folksy feel on my first card for 2015.  The stamps and paper are from different companies, but they work really well together.  I cut two coordinating pieces of design paper to cover the base of the card and then adhered a silver glitter sticker over the top to hide the join.  I used marker pens to selectively colour the stamped image and matched the colours to the papers used.  I cut it out with a die (one that hasn't been used for ages).  I made the mat layer by drawing round the outside of the die.  I finished the front with a bold sentiment on a white banner.  On the inside I have another mat in green gingham and a simple greeting on the white panel.

Merry Christmas inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration using the sketch, check out the blog to see what my team mates have made.   Don't forget to drop by and visit our new team members and leave a comment.

There's a really good reason for joining in with our weekly challenges, if you make one card every week during the year, you'll have a stash of 48 cards ready at the beginning of December.  Of course, if like me you make more than one card each time, you make have even more cards ready.  This challenge helps to reduce stress at Christmas.  Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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12 comments:

Kate said...

This is beautiful Deb and you always finish off the inside so perfectly as well. That stamp set is great with that DP.

Jacqueline said...

this is so pretty - gorgeous paper - Jacqueline xx

Danielle Vincent said...

Great focal shape Deborah. I agree it has a wonderful folksy feel to it. Happy New Year!

Louise van Vuren said...

Lovely homely feeling to this one, Deborah. Great attention to detail as always. Hope you had a fantastic holiday time, thanks for the sketch design, looking forward to your other challenges too
Louise xx

Tenia Nelson said...

So so FUN!!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful card Deborah! Great take on the sketch! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Patricia Hays said...

I really like the colors in your card. Happy New Year! :)

fabiola jaques said...

c'est un très charmant projet Deborah, jolies touches colorées et adorable sobriété, biz

Tanja said...

I love how you combined all the different elements

Julie said...

Beautiful card. Love the colors
Julie T

April Cheetham said...

Such a lovely card, Deborah and one of my favourite stamps. It looks great with your choice of paper, April x

lilybygilly said...

A great sketch from you this week Deborah, and I love your take on it - great colours and such pretty papers too xx

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