Thursday, 17 November 2011

Make My Monday - Week 24 - CAS Christmas Card

The latest challenge over at Make My Monday is:

 Make a CAS Christmas Card with emphasis on the Sentiment.
CAS means Clean and Simple, minimal layers and no bulky embellishments - we want to see lots of White Space.
For this I've used the lovely Peace stamp from Clarity Stamps.  I've gold embossed it onto white pearl card and then stamped again onto copy paper and cut an aperture in the letter C.  I placed the copy paper over the top of the embossed image and taped it down.  I punched a circle out of the top of a sticky note for the moon and placed it on the card.  I then used my blending tool and Distress Inks to colour the sky and mountains.  I then removed the moon mask and using the Clarity miniature stamps used Memento ink and stamped Santa and his sleigh in the sky and then the fir trees - using the ink, blot, plot method to get a look of trees in the distance.  I then die cut the sentiment using my Spellbinders Creative Book Pages, ran a gold pen around the outside and mounted it onto a square white card blank.  Then came the tricky part of the operation - photographing it!!!  I have posted two photos so you could see one that shows the gold embossing and one that doesn't but shows the colours better in the letter C - so, you choose which is best!!


  1. Karen, Your card is Fab!!
    I've just posted my MMM card after yours, and I too have used the lovely Clarity stamps.
    I bet you were watching Barbara Gray at the weekend aswell.


  2. Really beautiful card Karen and the view through the aperture is lovely.
    Thanks for joining in with this weeks Make My Monday challenge and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  3. Hi Karen! Your card is just beautiful. I will have to look for this stamp for next year's cards! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving kind comments. Best, Yvonne

  4. Such beautiful results with the Clarity stamp. Your gold embossing looks perfect. Fabulous aperture scene. Thanks for joining us at MMM. Caz

  5. WOW! Karen, beautiful card, thank you for the step by step explanation.

  6. Very elegant card and you are right about taking photographs of shiny stuff - good idea to take two to show the full effect.

  7. Beautiful card!
    Hugs and smiles

  8. Oh, this is just stunning!!! LOVE the metallic--gorgeous work! Thanks for joining us at MMM!:)

  9. A beautiful, atmospheric card. thank you for joining MMM
    Suzi B xx


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