Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Meet Me Under the Mistletoe!


Let me just start by saying that today's card is a lot more gorgeous in person, lol! I had a terrible time trying to get good photos with all the white and the shine of the silver embossing, sigh. Oh well, guess you will just have to take my word for it -heehee and hopefully you will be able to see it's potential anyway.

I am trying to get better at doing truly CAS cards and I think I finally got it right this time! I was inspired by the sketch @ CAS(e) this Sketch and the theme @ AAA Cards, so I will be submitting there plus @ Double D Challenges for their Red and White challenge, and @ Repeat Impressions for "Glitter".



This card was made on a white A2 card base with the addition of some red patterned paper, silver glitter paper diecut using a die from Spellbinders, skinny washi tape in 2 patterns and stamps from several sets and companies.


The inside was treated just as specially as the front 'cuz this card will be for my hubby for Christmas and he deserves only the best! I used water based markers directly on the mistletoe stamp and then blended it a bit with the clear Wink of Stella pen, so it glitters when you see it in person!


The silver heat embossed sentiment on the front helps to ground the design and complete the sketch.


Hope you are enjoying all the prep that comes along with the December holidays -as for me, it's time to finally decorate my Christmas tree! Until next time~


11 comments:

  1. Stunning. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" challenge, sure suits our theme beautifully ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

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  2. Love your embossing and layout. Great design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Double D Challenge Blog. We hope you will join us for future challenges.
    Kathy
    DD DT

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  3. Super card, loving the inside almost as much as the front. Great Christmas colours. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  4. Proper Christmassy colors, very nice and warm and inviting...where's that mistletoe? lol Thank for playing at AAA cards

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  5. Beautifully created and love all th epretty sparkle! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  6. Perfect and just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Red & White with optional touch of Green’ challenge! We hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  7. Such a beautiful Christmas card! Perfect sentiment for your hubby! Love that you decorated the inside too - so pretty! So happy you linked up to the glitter challenge The House That Stamps Built.

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  8. Oh, this is beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

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  9. This is gorgeous!! If you think it looks better in real life, I can't image how stunning it must be! Love the paper you used and the silver embossing if perfect! Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

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  10. Gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for joining us at Double "D" Challenges.
    Amelia (Double "D" Challenge Design Team)

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