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
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:
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.