Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Ivy for Christmas

Evening all! And welcome to my new followers! Pull up a chair, pour out a glass of your favourite tipple, you are very welcome to this Manor of Madcapness!!

While waiting for the supermarket delivery yesterday, I made 4 Christmas cards to this design:

Hooray! It's a CAS card! I find CAS cards quite difficult, because if you make a mistake you can't cover it up with embellishments! I'm so pleased with this one that I made 4!

The image is a Woodware clear stamp from the 'Christmas Greenery' set by Francoise Read. I stamped with Embossing Ink and then embossed with Evergreen 'Heat It Up' embossing powder. If you squint hard you can almost see how it shines! The leaves looked a bit stark left white, so I gave them a very light wash of Evergreen Boughs Distress Ink.

I used a square Woodware punch to cut the images out (it JUST fits!) and glued them onto ridged gold card from the Pinflair Shop in Hertford. The ribbon came from the same place, the gold trim is very glittery. The sentiment is stamped in Evergreen Bough, too.
I hope you're all having a good week and staying warm (in the Northern Hemisphere) or cool (in the Southern Hemisphere!) Thanks for looking!

love Mags B x


Shari said...

Looks great Mags!!! Don' you just love it when a card comes together the way you want so you make duplicates!!! Thanks for all of your lovely comments on my blog! I don't seem to have much time to make comments on anybody's blog posts lately, but know that I do watch what you're up to, and love your designs!!!!

Jules said...

Hi Mags

What a lovely look!

I think CAS cards are more difficult actually as you have to be so precise with everything .. .. but you have done a wonderful job here!!

I'm not surprised you went for four of them!!!

Great layout too.

Have a lovely day.

Love Jules xx

coops said...

simply stunning mags.gorgeous cas design :D

xx coops xx

Laura said...

Lovely card Mags! Great CAS design, I also find it hard to do CAS, mine never look like they have been finished hehe!
Laura xx

Anonymous said...

fantastic, awesome stamps and love the layout!

Hope you're doing well, Mags!

mixamatoasties said...

Looks fab. Love it's simplicity. I'm not sure I can do CAS these days lol!

Susan x

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mags I must say that this is totally FAB, the image you have used as well as the sentiment look terrific.
lorraine x

mags said...

This is lovely Mags. You have really pulled off the CAS look. I really struggle with CAS.