Friday, October 12, 2012

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Color Challenge #10

Hello friends - Happy weekend!  Are you up for another challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge?  I sure hope so 'cause I can't wait to see what you come up with using this earthy and elegant color combo.  Here's what I came up with to inspire you this week:
I used a new stamp set called Evergeen for the tree and sentiment.  The precious little baby Jesus is part of a stamp from the 25 and Counting stamp set.  I first stamped the tree shadow in metalic gold ink and then heat set before stamping again with the sentiment over the top in Early Espresso ink.  Here's a close up of the words on the tree (my apologies that the pictures aren't clearer -  it's kind of difficult to photograph that metalic gold - especially in lower light at night).

You know how you evaluate a card after you make it and think of what you might have done differently?  Well... if I were to CASE myself I would make my banner in the metalic gold and stamp my tree in green and the words still in espresso.  I think that would be especially stunning. 
Please go check out the great creations the rest of the DT at 52CCT has made to challenge and inspire you - they are stunning as usual!  Soooo lucky I am to be working with so many talented and wonderful ladies! 
Gotta run for now.. thanks so much for stopping by to visit me once again - I'm sure glad that you did.  Oh... did I mention that my card is based on the sketch over at Try Stampin' on Tuesday (see below)?
Til next time.... Hugs and Happy Crafting!  D


  1. Danielle, this is BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE this stamp set--and a gorgeous take on our sketch at TSOT! :) LOVE the tiny baby Jesus below the tree. I just adore this card! :)

  2. This is such an elegant card! Love the background paper, and the stamped image is beautiful!

  3. What a Beautiful Christmas card. So glad you played along with us at Try Stampin On Tuesday!

  4. Great job of the sketch Danielle. Love this stamp set. Thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  5. Danielle, this is beautiful! That image is very, very classy. xx

  6. A beautiful card Danielle - love the way you have used those gorgeous stamps - Jacqueline xx

  7. What a beautiful Christmas card! Thanks for playing along with us over at Try Stampin;-)

  8. A beautiful Christmas card! Love the elegant nature of it. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

  9. Such a lovely and elegant card Danielle, you really nailed the colours and the sketch! I love the card as it is but I think a gold banner would look fab too!
    Ruth x

  10. Hello Danielle
    A so beautiful Christmas card. Love this tree with the sript on it's branches.
    Thank you so much for your nice comment about my card. I had so much fun to making that.

    Greeting from France, ...the german girl


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