Friday, July 12, 2013

52CCT - Color Challenge #19 {Dark Red, Dark Green, Dark Brown and Vanilla} and Merry Monday - July Challenge "Anything Goes"

Hello dear friends and followers - time for another challenge over at 52{Christmas} Card Throwdown - or 52CCT for short.  This week Patricia has chosen a very elegant color combo for our 52CCT Color Challenge #19.  These are the only colors we want to see on your Christmas cards this week - no black, no white, no blue, no light green, no pink... you get the idea. There are just so many possibilities with this color combo - we really want to see what you can come up with in true color challenge style.  Here's what I made this week:

My card base is 6 inches square.  I had this retired DSP from Stampin Up! that was absolutely perfect for this week's color challenge.  With paper that gorgeous - I didn't need to do much else in terms of stamping or embellishments.  This is one of those times that my stash of paper really worked to my advantage ;o)  Those little dots by the sentiment are called candy dots - they are new from Stampin Up! and they are fabulous. They are self adhesive so there is no poking a hole and trying to open those tiny little prongs from the brads.  I love them!  I used Early Espresso textured cardstock for the base and the sentiment. The green layer is called Always Artichoke and is one of my all-time favorite elegant greens.  

I am also entering this card in the Merry Monday - July Challenge "Anything Goes".

Well... not much else to say other than "I hope that you will decide to join us this week at 52CCT for Color Challenge #19".  Please go check out what the rest of the talented DT has made for your inspiration. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting friends. D

10 comments:

  1. The paper with poinsettias is gorgeous! I'm behind with my Christmas cards, so this is such a great idea for me if I need to make quick and easy last minute cards! There are so many lovely Christmas papers out there that doesn't need any images or lots of embellishments, so thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Yep, that paper is gorgeous! Definitely a great idea to let it take centre stage on your rich and elegant card Danielle! Love the sentiment oval and the candy dots are the perfect accent!
    Have a great weekend! {{{{hugs}}}} Ruth x

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  3. Danielle, you're right! The paper is gorgeous all by itself! You did a great job matching up a sentiment, and I like your no-poke brads!

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  4. LOVE that DSP Danielle - how could you bear to cut it up - it's almost good enough to frame! - Jacqueline xx

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  5. That paper is amazing, Danielle--totally can stand alone! LOVE the simple addition of the sentiment! Too bad you don't have a ton of it--you could get your holiday cards done in a few hours! ;) HUGS and have a great week! :)

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  6. Oh, wow! This is beautiful, Danielle!

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  7. Beautiful card Danielle, this paper is so pretty. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

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  8. Your card is absolutely fabulous, Danielle! The poinsettias are gorgeous and tie into the challenge colors perfectly. The script of the sentiment matches the elegance of the card.
    Now, how do I get on your Christmas card mailing list? ;)

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  9. I saw your lovely Christmas card on Always playing with paper Merry Monday - you might also like to enter this into my CHNC challenge extra for July - I'd love to see it there too. x

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