Christmas Card Throwdown Guest Designer

Hello everyone!

During Christmas in July, I discovered a new-to-me challenge, the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown! I love the idea of creating one Christmas card each week and hope to continue to play along throughout the year!

I’m honoured to be the Guest Designer for their current colour challenge; this month’s palette is orange, green and gold.

What an interesting combo for festive cards! I actually worked with a similar palette during Christmas in July. I liked the idea of having a green background again but I wanted to switch it up a bit this time….

So, I created a blended background using Spiced Marmalade and Carved Pumpkin distress inks and a Taylored Expressions oval stencil.  I splattered and then lifted some water droplets before using a Uniko stencil with some green Nuvo embellishment mousse – love the shimmer from this paste!

I added a gold Impression Obsession deer and a Memory Box sentiment to complete my card.

The Design Team have some amazing inspiration over on the challenge blog – you must check it out! Hope you can play along with the challenge – I can’t wait to see how this palette is used!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. I could not wait for your blog to come live so I could come read about your card. I was like you about the interesting colors but you did very well with it! It looks beautiful. I had no idea that you actually used a mousse and stencil to make the background. I thought it was a coincidence that you had paper with the orange and green! Thank you so much for playing along with us at 52CCT. beautiful card. thank you just gained another follower to your blog!


  2. elle est splendide cette carte Lucie, originale et élégante, merci de jouer avec nous et d’être notre guest designer cette semaine, biz


  3. Lucie: Wonderful creation for the assigned color trio challenge! I like what you chose to do. I was really stumped for several days! The gold glitter deer adds festive sparkle to your Christmas card! Well done!–Becca/52 CCT’s DT


  4. This is such a great card and a fantastic demonstration of the colours for our current challenge. I love your background – the green mousse gives such a crisp and fresh finish over the background. Thanks for guesting with us at 52CCT this week.


  5. Hi, Lucie! I’m in great admiration of your card! It’s so gorgeous and I just love everything on it!!! The harmony of the color sheme is really fabulous. Thank you so much for being our guest designer at 52CCT this week. Rosi x


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