Thursday, January 12, 2012

52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Week 1

Starting in January to make Christmas cards should help me have enough this year if I keep at it! This is the first week of the Christmas Card Throwdown challenge, making it a sketch week. I used this sketch from their blog to make my card. I hope I can meet their challenge every week.

I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the ornament and snowflake. I dotted glitter gel on the middle of the small snowflakes on the background paper and on the ends of the large snowflake. In real life, the rhinestone brad in the middle adds extra sparkle but looks dark in this photo. I love these new brads I bought this year. I'm entering this card with "something new" in the Basic Grey Challenge since the pink and maroon papers are from Basic Grey. Because the theme of my card is "Tis the Season to Sparkle" I'm including it in Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge #39, "Sparkle and Ribbon."

6.5" x 5" Card:
Paper - Basic Grey, Close To My Heart "Wonderland", White Daisy, and Twilight CS
Stamp - Close To My Heart special edition
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories - Cricut Art Philosophy, CTMH Glitz Glitter Gel Stardust, Bow Easy, ribbon unknown


Judy Rozema said...

This is a terrific sketch with great colors! Thanks for joining our Sparkle With Ribbon Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon!

Jacqueline said...

Lovely card - you have used our sketch so well. Thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Holly Young said...

beautiful! Love the die cuts, and the paper is fab!

Liz's creative corner said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely card with us at Basic Grey, fab papers, hugs Liz xx

Mynnette said...

This is a fabulous card! I LOVE that you have followed the sketch so well--beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT! :)

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Lou said...

Hi!really lovely card,the snowflake and the colours/papers are gorgeous together.
Thank you for joining us at BasicGrey challenge,
hugs Lou and the DT.xx