Sunday, 22 March 2015

Papertrey Ink and Simon Says Stamps Christmas card


Hello everyone and a particularly warm welcome to Natalia of Nataliascraft blog who is a new friend joining us as a follower this week. Natalia does amazing things with die cuts and embossing folders, so why not pop over to say hello and get some great inspiration from her elegant cards.

I've been doing a little happy dance now that spring is officially here, and I'm feeling a bit smug that my Christmas card pile is slowly growing over the weeks. If you fancy making Christmas cards this spring it is time for this weeks challenge over at the Christmas Card Challenge Blog and the theme is the ever popular 'anything goes' 

I came up with this CAS card




In celebration of the pale green shoots and buds of spring that I'm seeing all over the place, I chose a delicate green and white colour scheme. I cut several of the 'peace' Papertrey Ink One Liner Dies and stacked them to give a chipboard look. I added a stamped line in an aqua green colour underneath using a border stamp from the Candy Cane stamp set. This stamp wasn't long enough to cover the whole card but it is so easy to line up, and, (note to self) it reminded me that some stamps in Christmas sets can be useful for general cards and don't need to be kept just for Christmas. I put a thin strip of aqua card between the two to give a bit of contrast to the white, and stamped the sentiments from Simon Says Stamps Sending and Wishing set. To fiish it off, I cut some holly with the Holly Jolly dies from PTI and sponged some green ink on the leaves before adding some Wink of Stella and drawing on the berries with a glaze pen




Why not visit the rest of the DT to see what inspiration they have for you this week

                     

13 comments:

  1. Hi Carol, thank you for a warm welcome. Beautiful Christmas card, love the design and fab colours. I have to start making Christmas cards too xx

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  2. Gorgeous card Carol and thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week huggles Sue xxxxx

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  3. Love the colors. Beautiful CAS card this week.

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  4. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing with us at CSAYL. Sue x

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  5. This is so pretty! I love the green that you used and that Peace die is lovely. I might have to buy that!! I like that you are doing all these Christmas cards. I cannot get into it, though, because we are still getting snow. We got two inches yesterday alone!! I so want spring to come!! Thank you for the inspiration, though. I know when it is 100 degrees outside, I will be coming back here to view your cards to get cool!!

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  6. Gorgeous card. Love the Peace die-cut and the soft colors.

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  7. This is so elegant :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS :)

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  8. Beautiful, love the CAS design. Thanks for joining us Sweet Stampin' this week.
    Chris
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  9. So beautiful, Carol. I love those aqua green lines at the bottom. The holly and berries finished it off perfectly for a Christmas card.

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  10. CAS beauty with the touch of elegance. Beautifully crafted. Great design and striking details. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Christmas Stamping All Year Long . We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs
    http://christmasstampin.blogspot.com
    Berni, DT
    christmasstampin.

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  11. I love the simple design of your card. It packs a huge punch!! Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL

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  12. Such a lovely Christmas card! I love that Peace die! Thank you for joining us for our Dies to Die 4 Challenge over at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

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