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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

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When I saw our new challenge was rainbow, I immediately thought of the Framed Snowman digi stamp by Dilly Bean Stamps. I tried to make him as colorful as possible even using Copic Makersand a colourful Striped background. The sentiment is from Penny Black – Festive Snippets.


52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Sketch

I am sorry I was a little late posted our current challenge. This challenge is based on a Sketch. I used an adorable stamp from Lili of the Valley Stamps called, “Present Trio.” This stamp is really not a Christmas stamp, but I thought I would improvise. I started with colouring the little bears with my Copic markers. Next I fussy cut them out. The sentiment is from a Lawn fawn Christmas based 6 x 6 paper pad. Once I adhered the images and sentiment, I added some die cut snowflakes from Marianne Designs to give the card a more festive feel. The finally touches were adding clear Wink of Stella to the presents, glossy accents to the bears noses, and a few gems.

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Our Challenges run two weeks. Please join us, we would love to see your festive creations.

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Theme Challenge – Nutcracker(s) or Toy Soldier(s)

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I love this challenge because I challenged myself to make a Christmas Card designed specifically for a boy. I used Tim Holtz’s Christmas Stamps. Their were 4 stamps in this group: tree, snowman, toy soldier, and snowflake. Note: You can also buy them as individual stamps. I stamped and coloured the soldier 4 times. I used the dull image for the base and inked the areas around the soldier with various brown distress inked. The actual soldier, I coloured with Copics. I then fussy cut his head, hat, gloves, boots, and crossed embellishments and layered them on the base using foam dimensionals. I also distressed the card stock around the toy soldier image and added amber gems and natural twine.

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Please let us help you get your Christmas card stash going. Hope to see your cards!

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Stash Challenge

I just purchased some stamps from Woodware Stamps from their Bubble Blooms series. This one is called, Bubble Bloom- Festive Tree Christmas Clear Stamp JGS355. I pulled out my hoard of gems, pearls, and enamel dots. It took a long time to set all the pieces but the results were worth it. I framed the sentiment (included) and image with red foil and layered on plain white card stock as to not detract from the gem tree. I also have three more stamps that are flower designs, watch for those cards in an upcoming blog.

Card 1

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Card 2

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I look forward to seeing your “gems”. Please join us!

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

For this Colour Challenge, we are asking you to try to make a card using yellow, gold, and kraft. I used a simple design made up with two fishtail banners, a tree die cut and a star punch. To add interest, I used a wood grain kraft card stock as the base, a patterned kraft card stock for the thin banner, and two tone kraft/yellow card stock for the wide banner. In the wide banner, I cut out a negative tree shape and backed it with gold card stock and decorated it three yellow stars. I also decorated the inside of the card with the tree shape and topped it with a star. The sentiment is from SSS.

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card5I hope you will join us! I look forward to seeing your entries!

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