Friday, May 3, 2013

52 CCT May Sketch

Hi again! This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a beautiful sketch for you. I'm sure you'll have fun with this one! I sure did. I took some inspiration from Lesley at Merry Monday, because I fell in love with the colors she used on her card this week. Here is my card:

I used a spellbinders embossing folder, but the white core of my paper showed through. So I inked the paper in Cranberry, and problem solved! I love how it brings out the embossing even more. The oval shapes and the poinsettias were cut with the Artiste Cricut cartridge. I had the same white core problem with my flowers, so I inked them up as well. Overall, I'm very satisfied with the final project!

Come play along with us this week at 52{C}CT!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Bamboo, Chocolate, Cranberry, Olive
Stamps: Father Christmas
Ink: Chocolate, Cranberry
Other: Artiste Cricut cartridge, Dark Chocolate Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Spellbinders embosing folder (not CTMH), adhesive pearls - Recollections (not CTMH)


  1. Sarah, this is so elegant! I adore the dry embossing and I LOVE those beautiful poinsettias! HUGS and have a great week!

    PS: If you're interested, I have a DT call going on for a new challenge called House of Cards! I'd love it if you'd consider entering! :)

    1. Thank you for your vote of confidence, Mynnette! I'd love to, but my plate is SO full right now! Maybe next time!

  2. I agree with Mynnette - this is a very elegant card! I too love the embossing and the beautiful flowers. Very smart to use the ink to go over where the white was showing through. Never would have guessed if you hadn't confessed :o) Hugs D

  3. Hi Sarah - a gorgeous card, love the poinsettias with their pearly middles - Jacqueline xx

  4. I really like the rich, warm colours you've used on your card. The embossed background is fabulous - such an elegant card!

  5. A lovely card Sarah, I love the colours and the gorgeous embossed background! Ruth x