Friday, September 25, 2015

Not so simple CAS

This looks like a clean and simple card, but getting there wasn't easy. I had done all the stamping and embossing  and die-cut the bottom when I realized I had burgundy ink on my fingers and had gotten some on the card. So I made a new card, then decided I didn't get the placement of the staps quite where I wanted. So, I went back to the original card and added the ribbon and bow to cover up the stray ink.

The stamps are from a variety of sets/makers.  Pine bough from Prickly Pear, sentiment from Stampin Up; pinecone is unknown. Green Grass, Baroque Burgundy and versamark inks with glittery gold EP.

This card is for these challenges:

Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge #247 -- begins with P
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra -- anything Christmas
Rudolph Days -- Anything Christmas
Addicted to Stamps #163 -- addicted to holidays
Papertake Weekly challenge -- Christmas
Simon Says Monday -- use real (not digi) stamps


  1. Really lovely card, great image and lovely ribbon and bow,
    well done on the cover up.

    Kath x

  2. Beautiful, if you had not said anything about the ink I would never have known.

    Sue xx

  3. Had a giggle over your card making descriptions. Thought it was only me who got inky finger smudges!

    The is such a pretty card. The delicate brand and pinecone looks wonderful but love that bottom stripey die cut DP.

    Thanks for taking part in the September Rudolph days Challenge.

  4. Lovely card! I think we've all been to "What can I do to hide the inky smudge" land!

  5. Oh, the dreaded smudge. Great way to cover it up and save your lovely card. Thanks for joining in the holiday challenge at ATSM this week.

  6. Love your beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

  7. Gorgeous! Beautiful card and superb stamping. I am just the same with CAS cards - they take so much more time than we anticipate! A great save and thank goodness for ribbons and flat backed gems that cover finger prints so well!

  8. Came here from Rudolph Day challenge :)
    Lovely cas creation. Very fit for the occasion.


  9. a fabulous card and well worth persevering to get it!
    hugs, annie x

  10. Such stylish layering and the ribbon looks so good on it
    So glad I dropped in via the Rudolph Challenge
    Would love to have you drop in for a visit
    Dr Sonia

  11. Sometimes I think mistakes make for a better card! The ribbon sets off the design brilliantly.

  12. I find that a lot of CAS cards are not so simple to make. I really like the ribbon on this. It adds to the festiveness. I like that "lumpy" ribbon. It has a bit more pizzazz than regular ribbon.

  13. Isn't it funny how CAS cards can sometimes take the longest to do??!! I find this happening a lot but its so worth it in the end. Just like this card, its so simple and I love the design with the striped paper along the bottom. Its a brilliant card and I'm so glad you shared it with us at ATSM this week!

  14. A great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

    Helen x


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