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Thursday, April 19, 2018

CAS Christmas Challenge - Ornament

Popping in with a quick entry to Bonnie's challenge over at the CAS Christmas Card Challenge. I'm supposed to be getting ready for our Regional Sweet Adelines contest this weekend. Instead, I worked on my ornament card - oh well.... Here's my card:

Supplies - Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White; Paper Studio glitter;
Poptone Black Licorice; scrap of red; Tim Holtz kraft metallic
Elizabeth Craft Designs Ornament Set 2 (retired);
My Favorite Things Die-Namics Blueprints 26 - bow
Stamps - Hero Arts CL727 Lisa's Mix & Match Messages - hanger (retired)
Other - Xmas Red Stickles; Joy! Crafts 1.5mm foam

 I met Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) online when she was a Designer over at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge - just love her style!! Also love Christmas ornaments and have quite a collection (stamps, dies, and real ones!). Just had to play along with Bonnie's challenge even though CAS is not my usual style. Today I used yet a neglected ornament die along with a new Poppystamps frame die set. I bought the frame set on Tuesday and used it right away (can you believe it?). I cut the largest frame in both white and black - the black one called to me when I was planning my ornament card.

Ever have one of those days where things go wonky time after time? Well, I was having one of those days yesterday! I already adhered my frame to a white card and then decided to stamp the hanger for the ornament - bad idea! Should've masked the white above the frame - some ink, even though I had wiped it off, got on it!! So, I carefully peeled off the frame and put it aside while I masked a new card where I didn't want the hanger, then stamped the hanger and sentiment, and THEN added the frame. Worked much better that way! I had to wait til this morning to finish my card because I wanted to inlay some glitter paper into the ornament outline. The paper was a bit shabby so I added Stickles which needed to dry. Better to get a photo of my card in the morning light anyway. I read on Bonnie's blog here that Poppystamps has a frame challenge so I'm entering my card there too!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful day!!


Betty Keefe said...

your ornament has a stained glass look - very lovely!

Cindy C. said...

A lovely card indeed Linda!!

Loll said...

So pretty Linda. Love that black scalloped frame. And your ornament is gorgeous. What a great way to spruce it up with stickles. I have done exactly what you did ... glued something down and then decided to stamp right up to it. I have ripped apart things many times. :) Glad you stuck with it, because your card is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Lin said...

A stunner, Linda - love the touches of red glitter and the black and white make the red pop! Good luck this weekend, and have fun!

Robin said...

Love your holiday card; beautiful stained glass effect! Thank you so much for participating in Poppystamps "Framed" Challenge!

Bonnie said...

Beautifully CAS, Linda! What a pretty ornament with the sparkly poinsettia on the ornament! Love the hanger. Sorry it gave you a problem, but perseverance paid off! Thanks so much for the shout out and for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! (I have a lot of ornament dies and stamps too. Love them for Christmas cards!)

pam said...

Beautiful card design.
Thank you for joining us over on Poppystamps challenge blog.
Pam x

Greta said...

Worth all your efforts, Linda--beautiful card! Good luck with the Sweet Adelines!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful CAS design, Linda! I love the inlaid glitter poinsettia with Stickles. It looks like beautiful stained glass. Thank you for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! Hideko xx

Nance said...

Beautiful stainglass ornament, Linda! Thanks for sharing it at CAS Christmas!

Christine Alexander said...

Great colour combo with the black and red and the touch of glitter stain glass at the centre is perfect. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

Jeanne J. said...

Wow is this stunning! The contrast of red and black is so striking!