Wednesday, 1 November 2017

The Card Concept #81

After a little hiatus, I'm back on the Card Concept and #81 is based on this gorgeous Christmas table. 



I was struck by the colours and just loved the green and red and as I have very few Christmas cards so far, I went with a simple CAS design I could mass produce - the key to Christmas cards for me at least!



These were simple to produce, just an old Lawn Fawn bauble set stamped in distress oxide and Versa Magic chalk inks I've had since I first started crafting. I wanted to use these to check what the difference was with basic stamping for the Oxides and the chalk inks - they seem pretty similar for just stamping, but I have yet to have a good play with the Oxides for other techniques, so the jury is still out for me with them.




To add some interest and texture as in the photograph, I cut the bauble panel down at the side to 3.75inches. I then took my WRMK Next Level embossing folders - gemstone - and embossed some coloured panels I'd cut to A2 size (US).

I adhered them to my card bases and then the bauble on top. Simple, but effective and bold like the inspiration photograph.



Thank you so much for visiting today and I hope this has given you some inspiration to play along. Happy Crafting Everyone!

6 comments:

Marianne said...

A fun and fabulous design for mass-producing and easy mailing. Also love the added texture and interest from the embossed backgrounds. So simple yet effective!
Marianne x

Lisa Tilson said...

Hi Ruth, these are PERFECT for Christmas, CAS is definitely the way to go. But the colours are good, the font of the sentiment is really nice - I don't recall this bauble set, but I really like the images (heaven help me). And the faceted background is perfect as baubles are often faceted, so it's a great fit design wise. You should have 50 of these done in no time! Lisa xx

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your fun CAS sketchy tags, Ruth! They remind me of Dr. Seuss! So much fun too!
Take Care!
Michele

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

I LOVE your galaxy backgrounds! Came out perfectly! Such a beautiful Christmas card and lovely little tags! I am not one for tags either, but I always love seeing them, when other people make them...Need to make more Christmas cards? Play with us at MCV: http://musechristmasvisions.blogspot.com/2017/11/muse-christmasvisions-88.html

Cara said...

So pretty and perfect to batch bake x

Julie Gearinger said...

Ruth, all four are perfect for mailing! Love the traditional colors as well as the CAS style! Hugs and thanks for inspiring all of us!

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