Tuesday 21 November 2017

Clearly Besotted Ornamental Style Christmas card

Hello again,

I'm back to share the new challenge over at Addicted to Stamps and More where we have the CAS Challenge for you.

and if you are new to CAS cards

I recently attended a fabulous Happy Little Stampers Retreat led by our lovely challenge owner Kylie and I spent some of the time catching up with Christmas cards. I never manage to take everything I need to a retreat so CAS cards are a good bet because you need less stuff. Here is one of the cards I made.

1) Die cut a postage edge rectangle ( I used a Sizzix one from the Butterfly Cards set which was a lovely gift from Kylie at the previous retreat).

2) Stamp the ornaments from Clearly Besotted Ornamental Style in Versamark ink and emboss with Wow Mint Macaroon embossing powder. 

3) Stamp the bows from the same set using Aqua Mist ink. As the string was too short to reach the edge of the card on the first bow, I turned the stamp around and stamped again, just using the string.

4) Use a glue pen in the centre of the ornaments and add some fine clear glitter. You can see the shine from the embossing and glitter better in this photo

5) Stamp the sentiment from Papertrey Ink, then raise the panel on the base card with foam tape.

6) Finally, add some red gems to finish it off.

You will find lots of inspiration on the ATSM blog, and if like me, you are on the final push to get your Christmas cards finished, I'd love you to join in with us this time.

I'd like to play along with 

Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends who will be celebrating this week.

Thanks for stopping by

Carol x 


Carole said...

Lovely card Carol....love the sparkle and colour on those baubles. Mint macaron...sounds yummy! Sounds also like you have been having a ball at the retreat. xx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

WOW! This is simple elegance, Carol! The color choice is stunning!

Nataliascraft said...

Gorgeous card Carol, love the sparkle on the baubles and fab colours x

Cara said...

This is gorgeous. I love the contemporary colour and sparkle x

Julie B said...

Glad you managed to make something at the weekend that was useful for the DT! Mine are still in a pile!
Still like that postage stamp style die set too.
So pleased to meet up with you again at the retreat. :)

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is absolutely stunning! I love the shimmer on those ornaments and how you popped the center panel up.

cotnob said...

Such a pretty Christmas card Carol, a fabulous CAS design.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

Brenda said...

I always ended up taking everything but the kitchen sink and that wasn't fun, so I stopped going to retreats. lol I love CAS cards because they are so clean and simple-uncluttered and this one is no exception. It is beautiful Carol! Love those ornaments and the beautiful shimmery blue embossing you used on them. Well done my friend! Hugs, Brenda

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card Carol, I love the shimmer on the baubles, so pretty xx

Ina G said...

Lucky you getting to spend time playing with the Leader of the Pack! I live just up the road (well a bit further than that) and would love to do what you did. I'm thinking she should do an Aussie one! Love those beautiful soft coloured baubles and the touch of red makes your card pop perfectly. You girls have reminded me to use my postage die again! Keep forgetting and it makes a great feature.

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is so pretty! Love that embossing colour Carol... I'll have to check that obe out... Thanks so much for your kind wishes too...

Monika Reeck said...

oh wooow I love that embossing part Carol
so shiny and so beautiful with soft colors
and perfect added of the red gems
Simply and adorable
hugs from teammate

Skye said...

Such a pretty card. The shimmery baubles are gorgeous.

Susan Hogan said...

Simple and elegant! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Jarka Ef said...

This is so gentle and nice card. Thank you for sharing it at Crafting with Dragonflies. Jarka DT

Nora Noll said...

Oh I am in love. This is so elegant and simple. I adore the edge around the stamped panel!!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.


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