Friday, July 12, 2013

52{C}CT July Color Challenge with Sweet Sketch Wednesday

Hi! This week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown we have a color challenge for you. The colors are deep red, dark green, ivory, and dark brown. I've been using the retired Mistletoe paper pack on a lot of my cards, but it was perfect for this color challenge, so I brought it out again. I do have a LOT of that paper left over!

I was so happy to get to pull out one of my BRAND new stamp sets that I got from my Frosted convention bundle! You can order it from me on August 1st. It's called Yuletide Greetings.

The sketch is from Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I used our Cranberry and New England Ivy alcohol markers to color in the holly and bow. I used a little red glitz glitter gel on the berries too, because I wanted them to stand out.

So come and play along with us at 52{C}CT this week. We'd love to see your take on the color challenge!

Materials used:
Cardstock: Colonial White, Cocoa
B&Ts: Mistletoe (retired)
Stamps: Yuletide Greetings - available August 1st.
Ink: New England Ivy
Markers: Cranberry, New England Ivy, Ruby
Other: Cocoa Ribbon Rounds (retired), Clear Sparkles, Red Glitz Glitter Gel


  1. What a gorgeous traditional Christmas card Sarah! The foliage image is beautiful and I love that you added some seasonal sparkle! Have a great weekend! Ruth x

  2. Another reminder to me to get started on my Holiday cards! Your card is just perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  3. What a beautiful Christmas card. Love the lovely image and you papers. Thanks for joining us.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  4. Oh, I love how you rotated the sketch. What a lovely Christmas card! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

  5. What a gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy ssw

  6. This is so beautifully traditional Sarah - I love it - Jacqueline xx

  7. Oh Sarah, this card is BEAUTIFUL!!! Perfect for Christmas. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  8. Hi Sarah - this is so elegant. I love that sketch that you used. That paper is gorgeous, no wonder you have lots of it :o)

  9. Oh Sarah, Christmas card already it remind's me how fast this year is flying by. Love this card, what a great image and pretty embellishments. Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  10. What a gorgeous card! LOVE the fabulous image and your ribbons!!! HUGS and have a great week! :)

  11. Gorgeous card Sarah!! I would welcome Christmas right now in the midst of this heat wave we are having in New England - ready for the colder weather!!
    So glad you played along with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!
    Blessings to you!!
    Sally SSW-DT

  12. Gorgeous card. Love your papers. I still don't want to have to think about Christmas though . . .

    Thanks for sharing with us at SSW this week.


  13. Such a fun Christmas image! Love your card. Arlana@SSW!!!

  14. This is such a pretty Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at SSW!
    Sharon, SSW-DT

  15. The festive pine spray is so pretty! I love that musical score background paper, too.