A Christmas Card for SQSC14

This week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC14) is another series of rectangles. Here’s the original sketch:

SQSC12 Design

I knew I would never come up with something as clever as my Mime card for SQSC13, so I just went for coordinated papers from the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper. I tried to go with simple solids, as some of the example cards had, but it just looked too flat. That is one of the challenges of working exclusively with the My Digital Studio software. It’s nearly impossible to pull off something as elegant and lovely as Simply Sara Stampin’s all white anniversary card.

I found that I had to play with the papers a bit. If I didn’t use patterns, it just looked silly, but if I just used two patterns of Designer Series Paper in this sketch layout, it was far too busy. I ultimately settled on this design, a mix of three patterns and a solid:

Christmas Card for SQSC14

Here’s the breakdown on the elements:

  • Background: Letters to Santa—3
  • Large Square (pink): Letters to Santa—11
  • Borders and Long Rectangle: Letters to Santa—2
  • Solid: Very Vanilla
  • Stamp Brush Sets: Merry & Type—small post, and All Holidays—Christmas, both in Early Espresso
  • Embellishments: Grosgrain Ribbon and Bow, both in Old Olive

2 thoughts on “A Christmas Card for SQSC14

  1. love the christmas card. and i don’t think it looks too busy! glad you could join us for another challenge @ sqsc. hope we see more of your work, soon!

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