CAS Christmas Set

I finally stamped last weekend.  I had a deadline to meet: a set of cards for a silent auction at my daughters’ violin ensemble fundraiser.  It took me a while to get going, as I seem to be out of practice!  I pulled out my new Flourishes set  “All that Glitters” and made one card using gold embossing powder before deciding that I needed to move faster so embossing and cutting around the Christmas ornaments wasn’t a good idea.

After making one card with a single framed ornament and sentiment the next four designs fell into place easily.  I made two of each card, stamped matching envelopes and made a matching box using Stampin Up’s Merry Moments designer paper.  All the cards were made with ivory cardstock teamed up with a different feature colour.  I took my photos with the featured colour as backdrop as I’ve seen Susan Raihala do so effectively.  Sadly my photos are nowhere near as clear as hers.  I had trouble photographing these cards; it is not obvious that they are all ivory with an accent colour, not white.

Stamps:   All that Glitters, Many Merry Messages, Home for Christmas,Hugs and Wishes, Best Yet, Snow Swirled
Inks: Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Night of Navy, Not quite Navy, Bravo Burgandy
Cardstock: Real Red, Handsome Hunter, Night of Navy, Not quite Navy, Bravo Burgandy, Flourishes Classic Ivory cardstock


4 Comments on “CAS Christmas Set”

  1. Oh, Heather, these are LOVELY!!!! I love how clean they are, and the stamps are truly perfect for cards like this! I actually have a vintage ornament for my tree that looks just like the pinecone ornament in the last card!

    Not sure about how to get the ivory to look ivory, though. I shoot my photos on the macro setting with a Nikon CoolPix S550 with either natural light or an Ott light (flash turned off). Then I edit in Picasa. Sometimes, magically, ivory looks ivory, but mostly it looks white.

  2. Joan B says:

    I have this set and it never occurred to me to use it this way. I always color in the ornaments. These are beautiful!!

  3. Pauline says:

    Amazingly beautiful cards. Well done :O)

  4. These are just perfect, Heather! Sometimes when I see Marcella’s drawings I think it’s almost a shame to color them in and obscure the lines. You can really appreciate them when seen like this. Love that little tie on each ornament. I’ve never used that particular stamp, but I think I should next time.

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