Saturday, 13 March 2021

Colour Challenge

I think that Christmas cards are my absolute favourite kind of card to make, probably because they all get used, whereas some which I make for challenges, never quite have the appropriate recipient and so they sit in boxes forever... just waiting!
Here is a really simple card for the challenge at Christmas Card Throwdown

I was intrigued by the colour combo and set about looking through my stash for ideas. I came across this ridged grey card and so started from there. I wanted the white to be a snowflake and so I needed to add some rose gold. I cut a square and embossed it many times with a mix of Copper and Gold embossing powders, the finished colour IRL is really rather nice. 
I ummed and ahhed about whether or not to add a sentiment and decided in the end to leave it as is.
Hopefully the Covid restrictions should start to be eased as more and more people are vaccinated. I have heard that sometimes there is a reaction to the second dose even is the first was symptom free, I should be getting my second next month, so fingers crossed that all goes well!
Stay safe everyone.



  1. Good luck for your second jab, Chrissie. I had my first just over a week ago and felt so poorly. I don't usually get reactions to the 'flu jabs, but this was very different. Hope you are symptom free with jab #2. Your card is a beauty and I love how you used the colour combo, Jo x

  2. Beautiful card, love the textured background for CAS detail! Thanks for playing at 52 CCT

  3. Oh I love how you've combined these colours! A stunning card! Thanks for joining us this week at 52CCT:)

  4. What a beautiful and simple card you made :-)) I like how you take our colours!
    Thanks for joining us at the 52CCT ❤️

  5. Your card is simply stunning Chrissie, and you created the perfect shade of rose gold, it looks beautiful. I think you were right to leave off the sentiment - the snowflake says it all.
    Hope all goes well with your 2nd jab - take plenty of rest and fluids, and look after yourself.
    Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week, Gill, DT

  6. Such a beautiful and elegant card! I love how the enameled square makes the snowflake glow! The gray corrugated cardstock is just perfect as a background, and I think a sentiment would have upset the balance of the card. Thank you so much for playing along at 52CCT. Rosi x

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