Saturday, 7 March 2015

52CCT - Sketch ...

....  Good morning!   Welcome to the first of our March challenges here at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Our aim is to get a stash of Christmas cards ready for the holiday season, so that we can enjoy the season and not have a last minute rush to get cards made.  Our host this month is Gill and she has a fabulous sketch for us to play with.  You can flip it, turn it - but we must be able to see the basic sketch in your project.  Here's my card:

Merry & Bright - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Christmas Baubles (no maker's name on the stamp); Uniko Studio - Background Builders Christmas, Simply Said Christmas
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress - Mowed Lawn, Festive Berries
Dies: Spellbinders - Labels 14 (S4-290) #4
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! Card - Real Red; Cuttlebug EF - Winter Wonderland; Copic Markers; Ribbon; Craftwork Label Sentiment; Glitter


I like this sketch, it's very versatile.  I turned the sketch through 90° as it worked better for for the image I used.  I used the colours from this week's Merry Monday - MM#148 and have finally joined in with CASE-ing Christmas Challenge - CCC#10.  I love Christmas baubles and this is such a nice stamp (but I can't find who made it).  I cut a panel of white card which I embossed with baubles to match the image.  I stamped the image onto white card, coloured it with Copic markers, die cut it and edged the image with a red Copic marker.  I stamped the image again to layer the bauble in the front.  I added some glitter to the finished image.  I coloured the ribbon with my Copic marker to match the green bauble.  The sentiment is from my stash of Craftwork card labels and works really well with the image.  On the inside I cut a mat layer of red card, added a border of Christmas holly and a simply greeting.

Merry & Bright inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsMerry & Bright sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

For more inspiration using Gill's sketch, visit our blog and check out the team's projects. 

I'm typing this on Friday morning and our current temperature is -10°C with bright sunshine, but it looks like we're in for a warm up!!  Saturday should reach a high of 3°C, and about time too!  In fact next week looks like a relative heatwave. 


We get excited when the temperature goes above freezing for the first time in months !!!!  It'll be nice to see grass after all that snow!  Yea, spring is almost here.  Sorry about that!  Have fun with the challenge and see you soon.

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18 comments:

Greta said...

What a beautiful card! Love the embossed background & how you colored the ribbon to match!

Asha said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love how you've chosen to showcase the baubles. All round fab make! Enjoy the sun... don't get burnt! :) Thank you for sharing your project with CASE-ing Christmas.
hugs, Asha

fabiola jaques said...

super joli Deborah, un joli look un peu vintage, classique et très élégant, biz

Tanja said...

such a classic Christmas card - I love that you chose baubles for the background as well

lilybygilly said...

I love your take on the sketch Deborah. The embossing is simply stunning. Enjoy the warmer weather! Hugs, Gill xx

Louise van Vuren said...

Perfect match between embossed background and your stamps. Well done on combining all those challenges.fab card
Louise xx

Patricia Hays said...

You've made the sketch very CAS! :) You've done a super job with the ornament theme in both the focal panel and the embossed background.

Bonnie said...

Love your pretty red and green ornaments, Deborah! Love that sheer green ribbon too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Debbie Henderson said...

Your Christmas bauble's are beautiful! And love the layer behind them also! Thanks for playing Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Such a pretty card - love the layout! And yes, Spring is slowly coming our way too!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne :)

April Cheetham said...

Gorgeous card, Deborah! I love those baubles! April Xx

Kristie Goulet said...

This is so pretty, Deborah! I love those ornaments and the embossed background. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Judy V said...

Beautiful card Deborah! Love the baubles! Thanks for sharing with us at CASE-ing Christmas!

Susan Joyce said...

Gorgeous! Love the background and the ornament image. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week.

Mynn Kitchen said...

A lovely card, Deb! I think your clean design is fabulous! I like the traditional colors, too! Thanks for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Julie said...

Very pretty card. Love the buttons. . Love your take on the sketch.
Julie t

Rocky said...

Thank you for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas with your lovely card. The embossed background is perfect with the bauble image, see you again soon we hope.

Anita said...

So pretty, thanks so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas. Hugs.

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