Friday, February 15, 2013

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - February Theme Challenge #6

Hello dear friends and blog followers!  Time for another challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  I've been having a lot of fun being the hostess this month for the challenge! Last week I might have stumped some of you a bit with my unusual non-traditional color combo, so this week I decided to choose something a bit easier.  I think that Christmas is just as much - if not actually more - the season of LOVE than valentine's day, so I decided that I want to see a heart(s) on your Christmas cards.  You can also make you card using the word or expression of LOVE instead of (or in addition to) a heart.  Here's what I came up with:
I went with kind of a rustic look to my card this week using a woodgrain pattern from some retired DSP from Stampin Up (Frostwood Lodge).  I used my Sizzix Framelit hearts for the two heart layers and added some sponging to distress a bit.  I also used my favorite dry embossing folder "perfect polka dots".  Hope you like it!  Here's the inside too:

I didn't put a sentiment on the inside so that there would be more room to write.  I used the cut-out frame from one of my hearts to sponge around the inside and create the subtle heart.  It turned out a bit more pink than I was going for - but I like the soft effect.  

I hope you will go check out what the rest of the DT at 52CCT has made for your inspiration and then decide to play along with us again this week.  Til next time... hugs and happy crafting!! 


  1. Fabulous, Great background. Love the inside.

  2. This is absolutely beautiful, Danielle! GORGEOUS inside and out! Love your inside especially--fabulous imagery! HUGS! :)

  3. Love to see what you did with this challenge, it's very different from what I expected, even more fab! The inside is beautiful, so serene

    Louise xx

  4. What a lovely card Danielle, I love the warm rustic colours and feel and the inside is beautiful too! That soft sponged heart is a a fab touch!
    What a great challenge you set for us, I loved this one so much!
    Ruth x

  5. well Danielle, a little kinder to us this week! I do love your take on the theme-going to rustic is a cool idea-I am just about to post mine and I have gone the traditional route!! I love the inside of your card and the woodgrain DSP-and what will tomorrow's challenge bring us!!


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