Saturday, 3 October 2015

52CCT - Sketch ....

....  Hello!  Welcome to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown where we aim to inspire you to create your Christmas cards well in advance of the Big Day!  If you've been playing along since January, then you'll have a decent pile of cards.  But it's not too late to get going and our host this month, April, has a super sketch for us.  Go CAS, dress it up, or flip it,  just so long as we can see the sketch in your card.  Here's my take:

Warm Winter Wishes - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Scandi Doodle Christmas, Flurries
Inks: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Stampin' Up! DP - Chocolate Chip; Copic Markers; Wink of Stella - Clear; Staedtler - Triplus Fineliners


One of my all time favourite stamp companies is Waltzingmouse Stamps.  Claire (the owner) designs fabulous sets, always packed full of detailed images and her service is second to none.  Claire had a small Christmas release in September and I got my stamps this week.  One of the images - the lovely Christmas wreath with partridges is just perfect for our sketch.  So I've gone ultra clean and simple with my card.

I simply stamped the image on the card base, coloured it with Copic markers and added a touch of sparkle with a clear Wink of Stella brush.  I used one of the smaller images to add the flowers coming down from the wreath.  I stamped the birds again on some scrap card, coloured them in, cut them out and adhered them with some dimensional gel - only a little, as I want to keep the card reasonably flat for posting.  I finished the front with a lovely sentiment from another of my WMS sets.  On the inside of the card I cut a panel of design paper for the mat and stamped the pear tree and sentiment on the white panel.  I've used the colours from this week's Colour Throwdown - CTD#362 as they're just perfect.

Warm winter wishes inside - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's GemsWarm winter wishes sq - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

I also took a photo of all the lovely sparkle - you have to see it in sunshine - looks wonderful.

Warm winter wishes detail - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Please do visit our blog to see the inspiration cards from the rest of the design team - they're super.  You've got until midnight BST Friday 9th October (7.00pm EDT) to play along.  Have fun!

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8 comments:

fabiola jaques said...

Quel magnifique création Déborah, le tampon est superbe, biz

Beverley said...

Oooh! Love the sketch and LOVE your card. Beautifully done. Hugs Bev x

lilybygilly said...

I love the contemporary look to your card Deborah, and the colours you've used are just gorgeous. The added sparkle is lovely too, and so festive. Hugs, Gill xx

April Cheetham said...

Just beautiful, Deborah! I love the gorgeous image and the colours you have chosen. Xx

Vickie Z said...

Great use of the sketch and colors!! Love that image- on my wish list!! So glad you joined us at CTD!!

Lori said...

Beautiful clean and simple holiday design! Love how you colored that gorgeous image. Thanks for joining us at The Color Throwdown!

Patricia Hays said...

This is a terrific CAS take on the sketch! The Wink of Stella adds just the right amount of sparkle.

Tanja said...

love the color combo on your beautiful wreath

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