Saturday, 1 October 2016

52CCT - Sketch & DT Call ....

.... Good Morning Everyone! Welcome to October and to 52 Christmas Card Throwdown - 52CCT39-16 where our first challenge of the month is a sketch. Kaja is our host and she has created a super sketch. You can keep it simple or dress it up, but we must be able to see the sketch in your card. Here's my card:

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

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz - Crazy Talk; Stampin' Up! - Snowflake Soiree
Inks: Versafine - Onyx Black; Delicata - Silvery Shimmer; SU - Soft Sky
Dies: Memory Box - Dazzling Snowflake
Accessories: White Lustre Card; SU Card - Smoky Slate; Silver Holographic Mirri Card


As you can see I've been completely faithful to the sketch, although I did make it square. This card is ultra clean and simple and very quick to make. I simply die cut the beautiful snowflake directly into the card. I added holographic mirri card behind the image to make it appear as though the snowflake is silver. I finished the front by adding a simple sentiment. On the inside I cut a mat layer of pale grey card and on the white panel I added a number of snowflakes in silver and pale blue along with a greeting.  I'm submitting this card to a, new to me, challenge - Winter Wonderland - WWTTT where they have two options - a sketch or tic tac toe. I've picked the diagonal from left to right on the tic tac toe panel - Snowflake, Sparkle, Die Cut. I took a close up photo of the holographic card so that you can really see the sparkle.

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

Do visit our blog to see more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team. And, on that subject, you probably noticed from the blog title that we're looking for some new members to join the team. Details below and on our blog.

DESIGN TEAM CALL

Before we get to our challenge details, you'll have noticed that we are looking to add some new members to our Design Team in 2017. The challenges this month are:

  • Week 1 - Sketch
  • Week 2 - Colours
  • Week 3 - Theme
  • Week 4 - Technique
  • Week 5 - Pick a Previous

If you wish to be considered for the DT, you must take part in AT LEAST THREE of the FIVE challenges this month. Simply add the letters, DT, after your name on your entry submission. Please remember that our challenge is for CARDS only - no tags, bags or gifts.

We will contact successful applicants during November. The new DT members will join the team in January 2017 with a revamped 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge.

That's all for now, but do come back to check out my post for the Uniko Release - it's huge!

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8 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow! Your single snowflake looks incredible Deborah and that was such a good choice with the holographic card because it really does sparkle. Such a classy design and easy to replicate for batch cardmaking. Love the silver white colour scheme and it also looks super on your elegant second card too.

lilybygilly.com said...

Your card is simply stunning Deborah. Very elegant and modern. I particularly like the shiny mirri card - it shows off the snowflake beautifully. Hugs, Gill xx

Kath said...

A fabulous card - thank you for sharing with us at Winter Wonderland.
Kath x

Christine Harrop said...

This is beautiful, stunning in its simplicity. I'm so glad you found us at Winter Wonderland and now you have we would love to see you again. We post a new challenge every two weeks. Good luck. Christine DT x

fabiola jaques said...

wow Deborah, une superbe création, elle est sublime, biz

LOU said...

Stunning card Deborah. I love how simple it is!
Thanks so much for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Lou DT xo

AlisonC said...

Really lovely, it looks fab with the mirri showing through. Simple is often best, isn't it. (No, I can't choose, I like layers too!)

April Cheetham said...

Wow! Such a stunning and stylish card, Deborah. Love it!! Xx

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