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Monday, September 19, 2011

Mini cards!



Mini cards are so much fun! A small canvas, but lots of scope for creativity. I like to make 3"x3" cards as gift enclosure cards, so I made a Christmas one for the new CAS-ual Fridays challenge (CFC20):




I actually steeled myself to cut into an extra copy of a Christmas choir book I have, even though it's painful to my book-loving heart. I distressed the edges a bit before stamping some gold snowflakes around. The central image is embossed in gold. And the stamp comes pre-distressed, I didn't actually mess up the embossing. :D I'll also throw this into the growing collection for the Less is More challenge to gather 1000 entries this week! 




Supplies: green cardstock, DCWV Christmas Collection patterned paper, Christmas carol book, Studio G Joy & Hero Arts Decorate You stamps, Versamark, Antique Linen distress & Colorbox gold inks, clear embossing powder

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16 comments:

Wendy ten Hove said...

What a fun mini card! I should try that once as well, I have so mnay cute small stamps that I don't know how to use on a normal size card, but it's a good idea to then make a mini card! Love yours!!
Hugs, Wendy

kasia c. said...

gorgeous! Love the gold embossing and that it is made using a page from a choir book. :)

Chrissie said...

This is gorgeous.
Thanks so much in supporting our attempt at 1000 submissions to our 'Anything CAS Goes' challenge this week.
See you next time!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Mandi said...

FAB design, the Joy looks great with the music
Thanks for helping us towards our 1000 goal!
Mandi
LIM

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so elegant, Linds, but then again you are the embossing queen! I love the stamped layers on pp. Great mini!

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFULLY done, Lindsey! Your mini card has so many gorgeous elements!Love the background with the music note and snowflakes!! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays! xo

Virginia L. said...

And yes, like you, I would totally take out the music sheet from the music book out just for the card-making...silly, eh? You are NOT alone :)

Jen W. said...

LOL! I am so with you on the cutting up books thing - it hurts my heart! It was worth it for this card though because it's gorgeous and I love that distressed stamp - it looks awesome embossed in gold. :)

Angela said...

Ooh, I love the combo of embossed images here -- so elegant!
I have a pile of Andrew's music rejects somewhere just waiting to receive this treatment -- thanks for the inspiration!

Janna Werner said...

Fantastic CAS xmas card, Lindsey! Love it! Janna

Julie Day said...

Great design! The gold embossing looks fabulous on the sheet music. Love mini Christmas cards :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Donelda said...

This is awesome ... worth pullling the page out fo the book!! I love mini cards!!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful work!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Jaclyn Miller said...

Gorgeous card, love the embossing over the music paper. Thank you for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

beautiful! love that fabulous music paper.

Meg said...

Well, at least your book-destroying was for a good cause because it looks perfect on this wee little card! I'm starting to appreciate the "joy" of pre-distressed stamps as well, especially with that gorgeous gold embossing!