Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CAS x 2

Hello there...popping in with two very clean and simple cards.  The first up is a Christmas card.  Yes, I know Christmas in April is crazy, but I saw the colors of the Play Date Cafe challenge this week and immediately thought of Christmas.  I love this candy cane paper but it is a fairly large print so I decided to keep the card extra simple.  On the sentiment strip, I stamped the polka dots from Practicing Creativity to add the blue and a little bit of dimension.  Ingredients:  My Mind's Eye Holly Jolly Paper; Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette; The Twinery Twine; Hero Arts Stamps; Stampin' Up Cherry Cobbler Ink

Next up is a quick wedding card for the current PaperCrafts Color Inspiration.  I stamped the leaves in gold on vellum and then using clear embossing powder to make them stand out a bit.  I stitched the vellum on to the shimmery white card stock and then adhered it to the card base... the result...an elegant wedding card.

Ingredients:  Stampin' Up Pink Pirouette; Shimmery White Cardstock and Vellum; PTI Turning a New Leaf and Verve Stamps; Kaiser Kraft Gems

14 comments:

Judy said...

very pretty.. I love the Christmas card in April shows you are on top of things....
Have a great day.
Judy

Karen B. said...

Such great techniques and I really like it when you go clean and simple. Stunning!

Jen W. said...

That stamping on vellum looks awesome and I love that candy cane paper! :)

Jaclyn Miller said...

Such great cards Lynn - I agree with Karen, you are great at CAS!

Dana said...

Nothing wrong with getting a head start on Christmas! I love your wedding card! So soft and elegant!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oooh, a Christmas card in our challenge colors! What a great idea, Lynn. It turned out so nice. :) THanks for sharing it with us at The PLay DAte CAfe!

Michele Gross said...

What a fun Christmas card! LOve the CAS design :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

Such beautiful cards, Lynn! I LOVE that you used our color story for a Christmas card! So sweet! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Maureen said...

oh, very elegant cards!! Love the stitched vellum and bit of bling :)

Libby Hickson said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe! Love that you used the colors on a holiday card - well played! :-)

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Lynn! I love the use of the PDCC colours for a Christmas card (speaking of which, hope you submitted) and I love the texture of the embossing on vellum.

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

I just love how you stamped in gold on top of the vellum layer! Beautiful!
I am starting to think "Christmas", too! Love that candy cane patterned paper. You nailed the color challenge at TPDC!

Diane Jaquay said...

Love that candy cane background! The wedding card is beautiful and elegant, LOVE!

Kathy Martin said...

That color palette is perfect for Christmas! Love your cards girl! :)