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Saturday, March 7, 2020

March 2020 Week 1 or Ninth Christmas Card for 52 CCT using its sketch

Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! Today's post features #9-20 for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown blog which is for the 1st Saturday of March and our designated rotation for a sketch challenge.

For card #1 the focus was to alter the background area a bit of a small offset 2nd patterned paper and then have a dramatic focal=

I decided to focus on colors of kraft beige, metallic gold, and rose gold/pink for this card #2=

link for 52 CCT 9-20=

Get all the details for the rules to participate, see the other DT crew's interpretations of this sketch, and more when you use the link to the challenge blog.

other scanned & cropped views w/o the watermark for #1=

Some design notes for #1=
a. patterned papers are from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby
b. the dark red card base, 5 x 7, was purchased from The Paper Source
c. the silver glitter snowflake is an ornament
d. 2 colors of gems used for embellishments
e. some silver glitter paint (pen) was applied where the 2 patterned papers meet

another scanned & cropped view w/o the watermark of #2--

Design notes:
a. the gems are actually light pink
b. the alpha stickers were to sort of look like a tree shape and help fill the same spot shown on the sketch by the star
c. metallic pink foil is a strip from a Bo Bunny Christmas collection paper pad
d. if I have time I might try to create another card either with the layout in the same position or rotating it....

other challenge blogs and Facebook groups=
Card #1 (silver):
*The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up; Anything Christmas theme with optional twist: Ice Ice Baby {I've got the large silver snowflake and a lot of clear gems to resemble little ice chips.}
*Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog; #20; March Anything Christmas Goes theme

Card #2 (gold):
*Jingle Belles; "Stuck on You"--using stickers theme; {on Card #2 I've used the alpha stickers in a format to sort stylistically look like a tree.}

and this posting will be shared at:
1. Paper, Paper, Paper & Design Team Calls group on Facebook
2. my personal profile on Facebook= Becca Morris Sadler

Crafting in the USA heartland,
Becca S for Becca's Heart for Creativity blog

and besides being a 52 CCT design team member, I'm also part of the crews for these 4=
A Place To Start
My Time To Craft
Scrapping 4 fun Challenges
The Crafter's Café Challenge


  1. What great cards Becca - I particularly like the elegance of the second card with the kraft background

    1. I agree, Maxine! And what I love even more is that I discovered that gorgeous metallic cardstock in a coordinating small pack of 3 prints at Dollar Tree!!!

  2. très fun ces cartes Becca, biz

  3. Becca you created very different cards. The other one especially caught my eye.
    Hugs, Majda

    1. I agree with how different they are and using the same sketch & the same orientation. It's amazing how changing papers and colors can make a huge difference.

  4. Look at you showing off with two cards. They are both great and I love how different they are!

    1. Thanks, Rose, and I agree with the differences!

  5. love those fun stickers and your double take on the awesome sketch! so pleased you were "stuck on stickers with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

  6. Two beautiful cards.

    Thanks for sharing with us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.

    Helen x


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