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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Christmas Begins for CAS-ual Fridays

It's August, we've been having a perfect summer... and I've started to make Christmas cards. Sad but true. :P I'd rather make them a few at a time starting now than be in a rush when all the other holiday preparations also go into overdrive. 




There, at least I'm not subjecting you to snowflakes and Santa. :D I really like the pearl metallic embossing powders I found in a great stamp store in London, Ontario -- they are much nicer than I can capture in a photograph. The tree stamp is from the same store. Since this card is primarily about the heat embossing, I'm entering it in CAS-ual Fridays current embossing challenge (CFC 16), as well as Christmas Inspirations challenge (#31) for Clean and Simple cards. After all, clean and simple (and occasionally PAB -- plain and boring) is what I do. ☺ 




Supplies: white & green cardstock, Artful Stamper tree stamp, Versamark ink, Artful Stamper gold pearl, silver & copper pearl embossing powder Pin It Now!

20 comments:

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Wonderful card! Loved the embossed images. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. Hope to see you with us again soon.

Donelda said...

I really love the 3 embossing colors together! A perfect CAS christmas card! Good for you to start on your xmas cards. We should "challenge" each other in some way ... through our blogs.... might be fun and help motivate us to get some done.... mmmmm, what do you think??

marilynprestonn said...

So wise, so wise...now if your wisdom could flow over here and make me start ahead of time.

Absolutely fabulous cas cards. Well done my sweet Lindsey. I told you before, but I'll tell you again; You're good!

:)Peggy

Karen B. said...

Such a bold, yet beautiful, holiday card. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Janna Werner said...

Awesome cas card, Lindsey!!

Márcia Mattos said...

Hi Lindsey

I^loved the elgance of your card!
Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations!
Hugs

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Virginia L. said...

Your embossing is superb, Lindsey! I love how you let the embossing do the talking.... :) Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Kryssi said...

Absolutely sweet and simple! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

LOVE this fabulous cas design for a christmas card!!! the embossed trees are just perfect!

Jen W. said...

Nothing plain and boring here! I love that stamp and it's gorgeous embossed in those metallics! I've made 1 Christmas card so far. And that took effort!! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Plain and boring? Never! And you are the best embosser I know. I love the colours you chose, not only for the trees but the card base with the hint of green!

Jocelyn Olson said...

This card is so awesome that I'll forgive the comment about Santa! LOL! The embossing is gorgeous--it looks so thick and even (sounds like frosting!). I would never say your cards are plain and boring...your cards are fabulous!

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Lindsey!
This card is so pretty! I love the shape of the stamp and the colors you used!! Gorgeous!
Hugs, Wendy

JustYolie said...

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Karin said...

Totally my kind of Xmas card to make and send... Simple, flat and yet the embossing adds that impressive wow factor! I love it!

Meg said...

Oooh, fabulous CAS card Linds! I don't think it's PAB at all, especially with those fancy metal embossing powders! Maybe I'll try my hand at some Christmas cards this week, too!

Angela said...

Way to be on top of holiday card making! I'm still in summer mode...which makes no sense, I know.

Anyway, your card is fab -- the trio of embossed trees is so elegant and classy, just like you!

Heather said...

I just can't do the Christmas card thing while I am still wearing shorts, although come to think of it I lived with Christmas in the summer time for 35 years! I really like your gold, silver, bronze trees. Simple and classy.

kasia c. said...

WOW! I love this card. It is so wonderfully CAS, you never make PAB!!! Silly!
I love the colours of the embossing powder. Gorgeous!