Friday, November 9, 2012

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Color Challenge

Hello friends - we have a fabulous non-traditional color challenge this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown - Color Challenge #11.  If you have been following my blog at all you will have noticed that I LOVE to use pink in my Christmas cards so I was excited that this is our color combo this week.  The color of pink that is in the button in the inspiration photo above also happens to be my favorite color. are you doing on your Christmas cards?  Are you feeling like you are pretty caught up - or are you just deciding to get started?  Playing along with us at 52CCT each week will help you keep caught up, or get you started - depending on which spot you are currently in - so I hope that you will join us!! Here's what I came up with this week (WARNING - lots of pink below):
I started out thinking that I was going to do a CAS (clean and simple) type card but then got carried away with stamping my doily snowflakes and before long it wasn't CAS at all.  I really struggle with CAS cards for some reason - sorry I digress. I embossed the larger snowflakes with Early Espresso and just stamped the smaller ones and punched out for a bit for dimension and effect.  I forgot initially that I needed to use a little white or cream too so managed to get that in before I finished it.  I love how my fellow DT member Mynnette uses bling on most of her cards (and how she groups the bling) so I made an attempt to give it a go too with the brown rhinestones. So... a busy card but my 12 year daughter told me she thinks it an elegant card - so I'm pretty happy about that :o)  Hope you like it too and that I've inspired you to play along with us this week at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  There's lots more inspiration to be found from our other DT members on the challenge site so pop on over there and check it out.  Til next time - Hugs and Happy Crafting!!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up! except the rhinestones): Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, Whisper White and Early Espresso.  Stamps - Delicate Doilies and Border Banter (sentiment).   Brown Rhinestones - Close to My Heart (thanks Beth!).


  1. This is gorgeous Danielle, black snowflakes ..what a stunning idea!
    Louise xx

  2. Gorgeous Danielle - beautiful stamping and lots of lovely bling! - Jacqueline xx

  3. This is beautiful Danielle - a really contemporary card. I love CAS cards and think there's still plenty of breathing space here, and I love the Mynnette-style gems too! Vicky x

  4. Danielle this is awesome!!!!! Love all that bling (of course) and I love your use of a non traditional image!!! Absolutely fabulous!

  5. Thanks ladies for your lovely comments xxxooo

  6. I adore this card! This powder pink color is so gorgeous and the
    doilies as snowflakes on the card are simply adorable!
    I also like the rhinestones.
    Thank you so much, for your lovely comment on my card.

    Rosi x

  7. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Love the pink and brown combo, the bling and the composition of the stamped doilies! I just got the Delicate Doilies set on Friday and I can't wait to ink it up now I've seen your fabbylicious card Danielle!
    Ruth x

  8. You did an amzaing job with this color challenge! Love this stamp set too!


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