Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Stamp-It: The Angel Said - CAS Christmas cards


Hi blogging friends Free Smiley Courtesy of www.millan.net

I have made so many cards these past 2 weeks that I probably won't be able to share all of them before Christmas as I am running out of time to blog them.  And then last night, I had this "sudden" idea in my head for some clean and simple one-layer cards (well, one layer other than the border I attached at the bottom of my cards) - and it all seemed to go smoothly.  Sometimes I come up with ideas but nothing seems to work and I get frustrated - but not last night - it was smooth sailing all the way and it is SO NICE when that happens!!

So here is the result - well, actually I made a gold, silver and purple one, but first is the gold.  It is really hard to photograph gold embossing but I think you will get the idea.


The image is from Stamp-It Australia called "The Angel Said" and was stamped with Versamark Watermark ink and heat-embossed it with Stamp-It Queens Gold embossing powder.

The dry embossing is a border folder from the Sizzix Textured Impressions Christmas Set #6 and I love how the embossing just seemed to tie in so beautifully with the Fancy Letter "A" on the sentiment.

There is a Scor-Pal line above and below the embossing and below the gold cord.  The gold cord is wrapped twice around the card.  I added some Fray Stop to the ends of the cord so they wouldn't keep unravelling as this cord tends to do.

The bottom gold border was made with a Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge punch (LOVE this for Christmas cards) and was punched out of gold glitter cardstock - which the punch didn't like too much as the cardstock is a bit thicker than regular cardstock.

Now, here is the silver version:


Again, it is really hard to photograph silver embossing but I just managed to get a bit of shine on it so you can see the silveriness.  The silver ribbon is also wrapped twice around the card and the bottom silver border was punched from silver Mirri card which the punched liked a whole lot better than the glitter cardstock.  It looks very dark in the photo but trust me:  it really is SILVER!

Now here is the purple version.  I love purple and white for Christmas cards; I know it's not traditional but it just appeals to me I guess because purple is my favourite colour.


The purple ribbon photographed a bit dark but matches the image perfectly IRL (in real life) and actually has gold flecks through it but you can't really tell from the photo.  I picked it up from Riot Art and Craft yesterday and is by The Paper Mill.  The sentiment was stamped with Heliotrope pigment ink and heat-embossed with Satin Pearl embossing powder.

Challenges:

I am entering my cards into the Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge CHNC #51 of "Anything Goes".

And on a final note for today:  here is a little pic of my cat Ruby catching up on some zzzzz's before the big day.......


Thanks for stopping by - I really appreciate it!   I will be back soon with another card.

Jocelyn


Gold Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stamp-It Australia 'The Angel Said' 2143F self-cling rubber

Ink:  Versamark Versamagic

Accessories:  Big Shot, Sizzix Textured Impressions Christmas Set #6 - border embossing folder, heat-gun, Stamp-It Queens Gold embossing powder, gold cord, Fray Stop, Scor-Pal, cardstock - white, gold glitter

Punches:  Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge

Silver Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stamp-It Australia 'The Angel Said' 2143F self-cling rubber

Ink:  Versamark Versamagic

Accessories:  Big Shot, Sizzix Textured Impressions Christmas Set #6 - border embossing folder, heat-gun, Silver embossing powder, silver Mirri card, Scor-Pal, silver ribbon 1/4" wide, cardstock - white

Punches:  Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge

Purple Card Recipe:

Stamps:  Stamp-It Australia 'The Angel Said' 2143F self-cling rubber

Ink:  Colorbox Heliotrope pigment

Accessories:  Big Shot, Sizzix Textured Impressions Christmas Set #6 - border embossing folder, heat-gun, Satin Pearl clear embossing powder, Scor-Pal, purple ribbon by The Paper Mill - from Riot Art and Craft, cardstock - purple, white

Punches:  Martha Stewart Arch Lattice edge


11 comments:

Hazel said...

These cards are fantastic - some of the best I've seen this year - although they are CAS there is much attention to detail with the cord/ribbon, embossing and edging and that stamp is superb. I agree about the purple (my favourite colour). As for all the other Christmas cards you'll have some to blog well into the new year! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 51 - hope to see you again soon. Oh and Ruby looks so snug and content - lovely photo. x

Anita said...

Your cards are beautiful. I love the CAS design yet they are very elegant. Thanks for sharing the picture of your kitty - I would love to be curled up like that right now catching up on my sleep lol!

Judy I said...

Beautiful. The silver and gold are great, but I'm partial to purple. It really looks regal.

Elizabeth Allan said...

That Ruby is a scene stealer! Jocelyn this collection of cards is beyond stunning. Love the elegance of the dry embossing, heat embossing and coordinating ribbons!

Katina said...

Ooh, these are so gorgeous! Fabulous CAS design Jocelyn. I think the purple one is my favourite.

Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog. xxx

Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year.
xxx

Merry said...

Oh wow Jocelyn....these are stunning. So love the crispness of the embossed border and line.

snailzpace said...

beautiful! they're all so elegant and so different with the change of ink colour and ribbons.

Rae said...

What gorgeous cards! I love them. Simple and elegant!

Rae said...

PS. I forgot to tell you I LOVE the name of your Blogspot! Not that is creative! : D (and I found your blog from visiting Hazel's Christmas challenge blog.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah really love these Jobear - a real stunner as I said! Shaz in Oz.x ( and no pop up this time around, with your comment box - really weird that!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Me again exactly a year later ... thanking you so very much for this lovely card.. which arrived this week I really, really love it and love the layout - superb stamp embossed to boot!! thanks, sis, and God bless you all in 2013 with happier healthier 2013 love Shaz in Oz.x

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