I think everyone's idea of CAS is different....to me, it means lots of white space and no embellishments. But, this time I tried something new! I used Kraft card stock for my base and decided that this card needed some ribbon. What do you think?
recipe: Stampendous Eiffel Noel; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor Pencils; Bazzill Kraft Card stock; Michaels Sheer Green ribbon
When I first received this stamp, Eiffel Noel, from Stampendous I kind of had mixed emotions about it. I liked it, I just didn't think it was my "style" and it wasn't speaking to me (please tell me I'm not the only one whose stamps speak to them!). But, I bit the bullet, and inked it up for this challenge. I'm pleased to say I now LOVE IT!!!! It was fun to color and I really had fun working with it. I think most people think poinsettias should be red, but I colored mine white because I carried white poinsettias, holly berries, red roses and evergreens in my bouquet at our Christmas wedding 11 years ago. Without the ribbon this card just looked "blah", but once I added that touch of sheer green ribbon VOILA!
I hope you'll be inspired to ink up a stamp that you think isn't you style....give it a try, you may be surprised like I was! If you'd like to make a card like this one, all the supplies are available at Michaels.
Our challenge to you this month is to join us in making CAS holiday cards. We want to help you get into the holiday spirit, so this month we are giving away a Cling Jumbo Sparkle Joy set to a random winner. You don't have to use a Stampendous image or products to play along, but we sure love it when you do! You have until Thursday, November 3 at 11:59 PM EST to add your link to the linky tool, and we'll draw a random winner. You can enter as many times as you'd like.
Here's the other girls that are playing along....check out all of their CAS designs!
Taylor Usry - http://taylorusry.blogspot.com/
Wendy Jordan - http://www.papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/
Melinda Gleissner - http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/
Pam Hornschu - http://1pamperedstamper.blogspot.com/
Krissy Fossmeyer - http://www.paperinkspirations.blogspot.com/ <----- that's me!
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