3/03/2018

CAS Christmas Card March Challenge - merry christmas

Today is the day - the launch of the CAS Christmas Card Challenge!
This is my first time to be on a Design Team and I'm so thrilled! 😊

I'm also excited to get to make clean and simple Christmas cards every month with a different theme and build my stash before December. Isn't it a wonderful system? Play along with us through the year and have fun! I promise it'll help you ease the busy-ness of making Christmas cards at the last minute.

So, the challenge for the starting month, March, is Holly.



Here's my card:



I played with the colors and used brighter colors than for real holly.
I stamped the leaves and the berries on white cardstock, die-cut them, and pasted them on the card base. I stamped the sentiment with silver pigment ink on the back (smooth) side of the specialty paper. Then I cut it into a strip, layered sliver foil paper underneath, and raised it with foam tape.
I brushed Wink of Stella over the berries as a finishing touch. It's very simple and easy to make!


 
Come and check out the inspiring cards by the Design Team, and I hope to see you in the gallery!





Stamp: Modern Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Paper: Woodgrain (White - Altenew), Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheet (Stampin' Up!)

Ink:
Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo (Stampin' Up!), Encore Ultimate Metallic (Silver - Tsukineko)
Accessories:
Modern Christmas Dies (Ellen Hutson), Wink of Stella (Clear - Kuretake), Foam Tape (3M)

20 comments:

  1. Clean and Simple perfection, my friend. I love your non-traditional colored holly and your bright red berries. Your silver stamped sentiment with your silver foil frame is so pretty and wonderful with your stamped and die cut images. Attaching all to your woodgrain CS adds a wonderful texture, while keeping your design CAS. TFS Hideko.

    Congratulations on being chosen for this very special DT and Challenge. Love and Hugs, Nancy

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  2. Love the non-traditional colors on your holly leaves Hideko - and that great woodgrain background giving texture while still being CAS - and your silver sentiment is lovely backed with the silver paper! Congrats on being on the DT for this fun new challenge! Julia xx

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  3. Such a unique and contemporary card. The dry embossing on the background looks amazing. Great colour choice and a stunning CAS Christmas Card. Many congratulations on being on the DT of this new and exciting challenge x

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  4. What a FUN and bright card Hideko...I LOVE that you used non-traditional colors on your holly leaves!! CAS perfection!! :0)

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  5. Hideko, you've made a gorgeous premier creation!!! LOve all things wood-grained, and [of course] I love this timeless set from E.H. So clean, fresh, and delightful... and isn't that just what we love in a Christmas card?
    Congratulations, my sweet friend! I love the idea of getting a jump on my December stash...
    =]

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  6. Such a beautiful contemporary Christmas card, it's CAS perfection with the simple layout and colours. Hideko I'm so excited to be part of the same Design team :)
    Hugs Christine

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  7. I'm so glad to have you on our team, Hideko, and I LOVE your holly! This is fun card with the unexpected colors and wonderful texture! I love the extra berries too!

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  8. These bright colors just pop & sparkle and add such a fun feeling to this pretty CAS card. Love the subtle woodgrain embossing and the way you've placed the sentiment. Color, dimension & texture...lot going on and still CAS! Well done! TFS

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  9. I can't believe no one has asked you to be on a DT before, Hideko! Your talent is amazing and so is your first inspiration card for the new challenge!! Congratulations!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Love the great colours of your holly leaves, and the way it looks like some of the berries have fallen off and are floating down the card. Great way of doing the sentiment too! I'm so glad you're going to be on the CAS Christmas Card Challenge with me!

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  11. I’m a non-traditional colour Christmas card kinda gal, and I love your bright colour holly! I’m seeing more and more textured woodgrain cardstock being used and loving the look. I need to buy me some. Gorgeous card, Hideko. Excited to be on the sane team as you. It’s going to be fun. xx

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  12. Love the colours of your holly, Hideko. So beautiful with the bright red berries and silver accents. Gorgeous CAS design!! I'm thrilled to be working with you on the CAS Christmas team! xx

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  13. Oh this is so lovely with that perfect embossing and the unique colours you used. So very elegant!

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  14. I love your fresh and contemporary Christmas card. Hideko. A beautiful CAS design. x

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  15. Loving those funky hollies with non traditional colours. I'm especially liking your choice of card base for this beauty and the sentiment strip is smartly complimented with the silver foil paper PERFECTION! Great CAS design. A BIG CONGRATS on being on the team, well deserved xx

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  16. Congratulations again on making the DT on that new challenge blog. You card has a modern and fun look.
    I am not one to make Christmas cards all year long and I make usually just one design. I actually enjoy the assembly line process - yes, I know, I am weird... ;)

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  17. Yay on your inaugural post! LOVE your CAS hollies--so festive and fun in the non traditional colors! You're going to rock the team! Have fun!!

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  18. sweet cas cards....I'm excited for the new challenge, it will motivate all of us to get going and create.
    x Karen

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  19. Fabulous CAS card, Hideko! Love the textured embossed background and those patterned holly! So thrilled to be on the team with you! Here's to more beautiful Christmas creations this year! XX

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  20. Oh I LOVE the texture!!!!

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