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Saturday, 19 November 2011

A CAS Christmas

Hi, now I've started my Xmas cards I'm feeling a bit more motivated to carry on.  I've decided that clean & simple is the way to go because; a) CAS cards look elegant (I don't generally do CAS but everyone else's look elegant), and b) as they take less time (I'm presuming) therefore I'll get more done!

Here's the first couple I made using Stampin' Up's Dasher - this is the only SU stamp I own, and he's kicking off my Xmas collection with some gilding flakes which I bought at Port Sunlight in October - they contain the most beautiful metallic colours, such as blues, greens, coppers, golds, oranges, etc. :

A tent card

A close up to try to show the colours

and one of the others:

A side opening card
I used Indigo Blu Flitter Glu with the gilding flakes - the Flitter Glu gives a lovely, clean finish.  It's the tackiest stuff I've ever used - I nearly couldn't get the lid off, lol (I must be less messy in future).  The sentiment is stamped and gilded in the same way, and a hole has been punched and some ribbon threaded through and tied.

Get Creative are asking for cards made using just two stamps, so I am going to enter my cards into their challenge, as I've used the same two stamps on each card.  I'm also going to enter the Really Reasonable Ribbons' current challenge of CAS Christmas plus Ribbon, and PanPastel are looking for Fireworks/Exploding Colours in their current challenge so I'm entering before it closes, as my gilding flakes have the most beautiful, bright, shiny colours.

I hope you like them - there will be more gilding flake creations making an appearance over the next few weeks, of that I'm certain!

Maria x

10 comments:

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful design! Love the shine! Thanks for playing along in the RRR CAS Christmas Challenge~!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Good morning Maria , lovely to see you back with us after your win last month ! Another fabulous card from you, it is indeed beautifully elegant and stylish. I have those flakes but only tried them once and it was a complete disaster gold everywhere ! This is so beautiful and dynamic and love the bow. Thank you for joining us at Get Creative and good luck. ( Your gift is in the post !)

Marie

Crafty_Fairie said...

Really classy design i'm a fan of gilding flakes to.Thanks for joining us at Pnapastel uk this week.

Kerry

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Fab, elegant christmas card, love the guilding flakes. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

elenigratsia said...

Love your cards, classy and elegant! Thanks for playing again with us at Get Creative! :)

Irini said...

Maria!
Beautiful elegant card!
Fabulous to see you here again!
Thanks so much for supporting Get Creative!

hazel said...

Wonderful elegant cards Maria. I love them.
xxx Hazel.

Αlex... said...

Very elegant and stylish cards!Thank you for joining us at Get Creative and good luck.

Joanna Lamprou said...

Hi Maria!
Love the simple and elegant style of your cards!Thank you for joining us at Get Creative.

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.