Christmas Joy

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States. Confession – I am 41 and I don’t think I’ve ever cooked Thanksgiving all by myself…until now. Fingers crossed for me 🙂

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #53 – sketch.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #53

And here is my take:

by karen @ carefree creations - Christmas Joy

I decided to use stamping on this card to keep the layers down.

The pine bough at the top didn’t stamp fully. Instead of starting over, I filled-in, free-hand, with a marker of very similar color. Even in person, you’d have to know to look for it to find it. I’m not complimenting my skill, rather, encouraging you to try it next time a stamp doesn’t fully impress (if it doesn’t work, you haven’t lost anything).

Since I stretched the sketch to be an A2 instead of square, I chose to “add” the space at the bottom and not center the Joy panel. Also, my wheel stamps are the same size width, but I think visually the difference in color and density helps add weight.

Very simple card – and I’m quite happy with it!

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I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: Posted every Thursday, the challenges alternate between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Stamps: Pine Bough Wheel (SU); Music Notes Wheel (SU);
Ink/Cardstock: White, Scarlet Jewel, Pinefeather (PTI);
Other: Wonderful Words: Joy die (PTI);

6 thoughts on “Christmas Joy

  1. Wow! Love this card. So simple, but so elegant.
    Great idea to fill in the ‘unstamped’ bit – I must remember that tip.
    Caroline xxx

  2. What a delightful CAS card, Karen. Love how you raised the focal point higher to allow for more white space.

    Hope your turkey was fantastic!

  3. The richer, deeper shades of red and green that you used for the images look wonderful. It looks like you’ve used the negative part of the die cut for the sentiment and backed it with the burgundy cardstock. Very cool!

    (I’ve never cooked an entire Thanksgiving meal, either.)

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