Welcome to Becca's Heart for Creativity blog! My creative heart took a stumble this week trying to come up with a non-traditional colors Christmas card! Yikes! Should be pretty easy! But lots of the stuff I purchased to prep for this DT gig with 52 CCT this year are traditional reds and greens or wintery blues.
This minty-teal green chrysanthemum cardstock from Webster Pages was my driving force for this card I'm getting ready to show. Mums are an autumn perennial where I live but with the orange, green, and yellow large gem dots to be like berries or ornaments along with the word "gather" I thought might make this a great transitional card to bridge Thanksgiving and Christmas. The gold glitter tape and little gold pine needle branch add a bit more Christmas glam.
The tied sections of chevron cardstock symbolize the 'gather'-ing we do during the holiday season--we come together!
Gather for Christmas card for 52 CCT's #18-2020=
#18-20 challenge for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown:
and I used last week's sketch to influence this layout=
*punched holes on each side that looks like part of a belt and triple-tied cording instead of a buckle or connector piece
*sentiment word added plus a few embellishments like the glitter tape and gems complete the card
This is my favorite trio of colors: pink, purple, and silver. I dug and dug and found old pink and purple foam snowflakes that were ordered in a bulk pack from Oriental Trading many years ago. Layout-wise I'm still using last week's sketch. It's turning out very versatile and gives a chance to use a bit of contrast in patterned papers that I like to do on my cards.
Celebrate a Snowy Christmas card:
and more pics of each card=
The patterned papers on CARD #2 are also from The Paper Studio/Hobby Lobby. The purple cardstock base cardstock is folded to dimensions of 5" x 7" and is made by Astrobrights/Neenah. The silver dazzle sentiment "Celebrate" is from Paper Wishes.
Other challenge blogs and Facebook groups that I'll link the post or photos=
a. Mixed Media Creativity group on Facebook
b. PPPDTC group on Facebook
c. Creative Fingers Challenge Blog; Always Anything Goes theme for the first half of May 2020;
d. for Card #2= Christmas 24 blog; #009 with challenge theme of snowflakes
e. Merry Little Christmas challenge blog; Always Christmas Anything Goes #22 for May 2020
Crafting in the USA heartland,
Design team member of 52 CCT blog and these other 4: