Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Christmas Sketch Card (Sketch #18)

This week, the challenge at the 52 {Chrismtas} Card Throwdown is a sketch challenge.  I couldn't wait to play along even though there were circles in the sketch.


I kept fairly close to the sketch, even using the circles. I'm trying very hard to embrace circles. Very hard. 

I chose not to do a square card though, instead going with a side fold A2 card.


When I went down to my studio to make my card, I planned on using snowflakes. Something about the sketch just made me think of snowflakes. As you can see, I ended up going in a different direction entirely. I'm so happy with how this card turned out!


Oh, I wish you could see the glitter and shine on this card!  I had to use my phone to take the pictures last night and I just couldn't get a good picture of the glitter.  I added a paper panel and another 3-d sticker above the stamped greeting. Both on the front and the inside, the sparkled areas of the patterned paper work as a resist on the ink. I like the effect of some of the letters fading out behind the glitter pattern.



Thanks for stopping by today!




8 comments:

  1. Absolutely fabulous! Love the vintage feel to your card. The layered pine cones and touch of sparkle are just lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  2. This is beautiful! The circles are perfect and I love your pinecone images. I am sure your card sparkles IRL. Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge at 52 CCT
    Louise xx

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  3. Karen, this is amazing! I adore the vintage feel and LOVE the gorgeous embellishments! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

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  4. This is a lovely card that anyone would be so pleased to recipe, thanks for sharing!!!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous Karen - so glad you embraced this sketch with its circles!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT!

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  6. What a beautiful Christmas card Karen, I love the wonderful vintage feel and the soft colours blending together! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

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  7. The soft colors and the 3-D foliage elements are gorgeous! I don't do vintage very well but you have done a super job with it here. I'm so glad you gave this sketch a try and shared your end result with us at 52{C}CT!

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Karen