Tuesday 9 August 2011

CAS Christmas


Quick one tonight.  With this one I started with one idea and finished with an entirely different one. I quite like how it turned out.

I'm entering this into CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #14 where they are asking that we use adhesive dots or strips to add glitter to our project.

I used glue strips with two techniques.  For my glittery red strips, I heat embossed sparkly embossing powder. For my glittery white strips, I just dunked the strips into glitter (and got glitter EVERYWHERE, lucky I like to sparkle, LOL). It was slightly tricky lining the glue strip up on my card strips because I cut the card the exact size of the glue strip before I started. . . but I got there.  I used weaving for my background.  I got the idea from Cristina's card.  The weaving in my card is snuggled into a window cut in my navy coloured card.

I am also entering this card into Simon Says Stamp "Christmas In August" challenge.

Here is my card:

It is so hard to photograph white glittery bits on cards!  You can see the glitter clearer in my top section photo. And you can see the texture of the weaving a bit better here:

Colours used were Whisper White, Real Red, Night of Navy. Sentiment is SU Four the Holidays.  I hand cut the star (don't look too close).

What do you think?



Sian Ridley said...

I really like this paper weaving! I think it's pretty 'in' at the moment :) I feel for you having cut the star by hand - I have to do the same for everything as dies are still on my wish list! I think it makes your card that little bit more impressive because no one could ever tell that it wasn't machine cut :)

Jenny said...

That star looks perfect and I love the woven glitter strips. A real contemporary Christmas card.... love it :)
Jenny x

Wishcraft said...

Oh fab card! Such a great design and I think your hand cut star looks perfect :o) Lisa x

Joy said...

Absolutely gorgeous, so striking... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Chrissie said...

This is a super one Michelle and is 'Less' than many of the submissions we sometimes get at "less is More"!
It's a most novel Christmas Card!
Love it!

Michele Gross said...

Talk about WOW factor! Very clever, very detailed but still a wonderful CAS card! Glad you got glitzy with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

Wow, awesome!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!