Hello blogging friends! Today, is my day to post for The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store. I have another CAS (Clean And Simple) Christmas card to share with you. I know things get so busy with the holidays so it's nice to be able to quickly whip up some Christmas cards.
For the focal image on my card today I used one of the cut outs from the Kaisercraft Silver Bells 6-1/2'' Paper Pad. This is such a beautiful paper pad! The vintage Christmas images are fantastic and there are a lot of die cut images included in the paper pad--perfect for CAS card! I used light blue cardstock for the card base which is a top folding A2 size. I also used a piece of the light blue cardstock for a mat behind the Santa image. For the background I used a piece of Bazzill Silver Mirror Cardstock and embossed it with the Darice Pine Branches In Corner embossing folder.
Here is a before and after look at the Bazzill Silver Mirror Cardstock. I love how bright and shiny this paper is but for this card I wanted to tone it down a bit and give it a brushed/ aged look. The first piece is the before and the second piece is the after. I lightly sanded the paper with a very fine grit sanding block going in a circular motion. Doing this not only toned down the silver but it also helped to make the embossed areas really pop. Just a little tip--I used the tip of the corner on the sanding block to get in between all of the embossed areas and I also sanded over the embossing.
In this close up picture you can really see how much the embossed area pops. I used Therm-O-Web Foam Squares to add some dimension to the Santa image and also the die cut circle with the sentiment. For the flower cluster I used a Petaloo - Sugared Red Berry Clusters and then added a couple of flowers from the Botanica Minis Red.
For a little sparkle I added a few sequins from the Prima - Say It With Crystals A Victorian Christmas collection.
I hope you enjoyed another CAS Christmas card. :)
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Hugs & Smiles,
Paper: Kaisercraft Silver Bells 6-1/2'' Paper Pad, Bazzill Silver Mirror Cardstock, Cardstock - Light Blue
Embossing Folder: Darice Pine Branches In Corner
Accessories: Petaloo - Sugared Red Berry Clusters, Botanica Minis Red, Prima - Say It With Crystals A Victorian Christmas, Therm-O-Web Foam Squares, Scor-Tape, Sanding Block