Monday, August 13, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays (CFC65) - CAS Square Card , Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #23 - Anything Goes, and Just Keep on Creating - Christmas is Just Around the Corner challenge

HoHoHo - have you been naughty or nice this year?  I know... that's none of my business... but "you know who" is keeping a list and checking it twice.  Hope you on the nice list!  Most days I'm on the nice list but sometimes I slip - LOL!

I made this card for three challenges - CAS-ual Fridays #65 (CFC65) - Make a Clean and Simple Square Card, and Christmas Stampin' All Year Long #23 - "Anything Goes" and Just Keep On Creating - Christmas is Just Around the Corner challenge.

I love to make Christmas cards (maybe you've noticed this?) and square cards are on of my favorite to make so I couldn't pass up the CFC65 challenge.  I've also been challenging myself to get better at the CAS style, so another reason for entering the CFC65 challenge this week.  

Most of my cards use bright colors and images - but I wanted to try something a bit different with this one.  I wanted the focus to be on Santa and the kids' faces as they are looking at him - so those are the parts I colored in and left the rest uncolored.  I absolutely love how this card turned out if I must say so myself!  The copper paper behind the image gives everything just the right amount of subtle attention.  Here's a close up of the image:
My finished card size is 4 3/4" square.  I kept my layers minimal and with clean lines.  No embellies on this card either. 
I made two cards right away with this new set - the one you see here with just a spotlight of muted colors and a full color, bright version.  I don't think the second one would be considered CAS so I'll share it with you in a separate post.  Thanks so much for stopping by to visit me today - I'm sure glad that you did!  Hope you'll come back soon to see the other card too.  Til next time - Hugs!

Supplies (all from Stampin Up! except as noted): Cardstock - Bravo Burgundy, Solar White (Neenah) and Champagne Glimmer Paper (NEW).  Image and sentiment - Wonderous Wishes (NEW) colored with copic markers.  Textured embossing folder Petals-A-Plenty.  Punch - Decorative Label.


  1. such a great card, It looks fantastic in the muted colours and I love the main image as well. I've been both naughty and nice :) :)

    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is just around the corner at Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along :)

  2. Hi,
    fabulous Christmas card, thanks for sharing at CSAYL;-))m

  3. Danielle, this is AMAZING!!! LOVE the selective coloring and all that glitter!!! Thanks for joining us at CSAYL! ;D

  4. I am with Mynnette, the selective coloring looks great! CAS yet still glittery :>) Thanks for joining us at CSAYL this week!

  5. Hi there, your card is beautiful. The backgrounds you have used just takes that image to another level. It's so lovely xx

  6. Love this glad to see another card you made using it. Your background is perfect! Hope I'm on the 'nice' list this year...LOL

  7. Such a beautiful card!! I love that embossing folder!! And I really like how you created the emphasis on Santa by selective coloring. It's a great idea. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  8. The selective coloring of this image is wonderful! It really keeps the focus on the kids' faces. Love the copper accent paper and embossed background, too. Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!


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