Paper craft project no. 303: Season’s greetings CAS card


Hello! It’s time for a new challenge at Time Out Challenges. This fortnight, we’ve got a theme with an optional twist. The theme is embossing and the optional twist is sparkle. Our challenge is sponsored by Avocado Arts and one lucky winner will be randomly drawn from entries that have the twist. Our guest designer is Lesley of Always Playing with Paper. I hope you’ll come check out the blog to see what Lesley and my super creative teammates did.

Okay, this is the part where I’m supposed to describe how I made this card. But I’m going to do that a bit later, as I’m hurrying to get out the door and get to our favorite Thai restaurant for an impromptu Wednesday date night with the hubby! He decided he wanted to celebrate and take me out, and although I have a bunch of stuff I gotta do tonight, I don’t want to give him the chance to change his mind. He and Thai food aren’t really friends, but we go to Thai restaurants because he knows I like my pad thai. He said tonight, “I want to see you smile, so I’m taking you out for Thai.” <insert happy sigh here> :o) Then after we indulge in all that good food (I’m getting me vegetarian pad thai!), we’re headed straight to the gym to work it all off so we won’t be back until after this post goes live. So see you in a bit!

Well, that was a most  wonderful date night! I got to eat pad thai with my favorite guy and work it off right away at the gym! ;o) Anyway, as to how I made my card: I placed the front of my taupe brown card base inside a Sizzix embossing folder and ran the whole thing through my Cuttlebug. I sponged vintage photo Distress ink over the embossed areas. It was too brown for me so I sponged some barn door Distress ink to give it that burnt red/sienna look. Then I inked up the Christmas block with jumbo java chalk ink and stamped on the embossed areas for texture. On pre-cut diecut, I stamped the Christmas bells and colored them with Chameleon Color Tones pens. I layered metallic gold vellum and textured brown cardstock and adhered to my card base with foam tape. The sentiment is from SRM Stickers.

My card also doubles as a reminder card for my challenge blog, The Mixed Media Card Challenge, where this month we’d love to see mixed media Christmas cards with or without the optional element (bells). One lucky crafter who enters a card with the optional element will win a $15 gift certificate to use towards products in the STAMPlorations shop, and one (drawn from all entries) will win her choice of 3″ by 5″ stamp set. The challenge ends on November 25.

Linking up my card to the following fun challenges: (1) Addicted to Stamps and More 122 – Make Your Mark; (2) Love to Create #142 – Make It For Christmas; (3) Crafting When We Can #82 – Use Your Markers (2nd entry); (4) Stamping Sensations – Simply Christmas (2nd entry); and (5) Aud Sentiments #120 – Use a Sentiment for Any December Holiday.

Thanks for stopping by!


20 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 303: Season’s greetings CAS card”

  1. Gorgeous creation.Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations challenge. Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  2. Wow, this is one cool card, Shery! I love that bell and the embossed background. SO original and graphic! Thank you for having me as a Guest at Time Out.

  3. Hi Shery. Beautifully inked and stamped embossed background. LOVE the colouring of your bells, they really seem to shine. Thanks for joining us at ATSM. Glad you had a great date :-) Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx

  4. Love this design.
    Thanks for joining our Make it for Christmas Challenge at Love to Create. Good luck!

    LTC DT

  5. Fabulous embossing, Shery, and the bright bells really stand out against it. Thank you for sharing your gorgeous card with us at Stamping Sensations.


  6. Beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge!
    Jackie LTC owner/designer

  7. Wow, what a great card! I like how you embossed, inked and stamped the card base. Thanks for playing at Crafting When We Can.

  8. Great technique Shery. The card looks fab.

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

  9. A beautifully elegant and traditional feeling card Sherry.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations Christmas challenge.

    B x

  10. wow, I love that background! gorgeous xx thank you for joining our current challenge over at
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)

  11. I am glad you had a lovely evening, Shery – what a sweet hubby! Fabulous texture and wonderful colours :)

  12. Gorgeous card .Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  13. What a beautiful background!! And those pink bells are wonderful!! Have a wonderful date night!

  14. Such a striking background, Shery…really shows off those gorgeous bells! Sounds like a lovely night with hubby :) So happy you could join us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  15. I love that background and the shine off the bells!

  16. What a wonderful night you had, Shery … and right on the back of a wonderful card! There’s so much fabulous texture and interest … the vibrant colours on the bells really pop against the neutral background! Anita :)

  17. LOVE this design Shery and looking forward to hearing how you made the card. Hope you had a wonderful dinner out! Loll xx

  18. Oh I hope you and your hubby had a fabulous date night. Your embossing is amazing!

  19. love that background and the yellow on the bells really pop. Hope you enjoyed that meal!

  20. Love the colourfull bells on that beautiful, allmost vintage BG! Have a good week, Gerrina

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