Christmas Cheer

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge: #54 – colors.

CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #54

And here is my take:

by karen @ carefree creations - Christmas Cheer

Once I got the stop light card out of my system (posted yesterday), I needed to move on to a card that had stamping!

I really like how the red and green drinks are up near “Christmas” in the greeting, and the yellow drink (think champagne) is near “New Year”.

Speaking of the sentiment. It is normally grunge-y (meaning it isn’t a “solid” image), but that meant it wasn’t bold enough for me. I fixed that by using a marker and filling in where the stamp had open spots. I couldn’t do “happy” justice enough as it was too fine a line (and my marker is not), but this is better than without!

I’ve loved the projects I’ve seen using the stripe embossing folder, but could never figure out when to use it. I’m so glad I tried it for this card – it really was the perfect accent!

It is hard to see, but I did add glitter to the bits between stripes on the embossed background:


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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).

Christmas Cheer
Stamps: Happy Hour, Christmas Messages (SU);
Ink/Cardstock: Real Red, Gumball Green, Crushed Curry (SU); White, Black (PTI);
Other: Stylish Stripes embossing folder (SU); Labels Two die (Spellbinders); Glitter pen (Spica);

4 thoughts on “Christmas Cheer

  1. This is one of the nicest cards I’ve seen with this set- love the white embossed ‘space’, the drinks are like fun embellishments! I know what you mean about sentiments which need to be a bit bolder – great idea to use your marker!


  2. You rocked this challenge this week, Karen! Your positioning of the colors with the sentiment is very clever. It’s an excellent CAS card!

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