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Sunday, August 5, 2018

CAS Christmas - Tree!!

Hey everyone - I'm here with a card for the August CAS Christmas Challenge! Gorgeous inspiration by the CAS Christmas DT and they've welcomed a couple of friends from my Merry Monday days - Colleen and Linda - congrats!! Since Merry Monday ended, I've been trying hard to play along with this challenge multiple times each month. Hopefully I'm keeping on pace to complete my Christmas card list long before the holidays arrive!!

When I saw the new challenge was Tree, I was sitting in front of the TV playing on my laptop. I headed over to the Silhouette Online store with the idea to use a font with trees. Here's my first effort:

Supplies: Paper - Neenah Classic Crest Solar White;
Poptone Black Licorice
Silhouette Design ID 243265 - Hiked it & Liked it Font
Other - Copic Markers; Picket Fence Distress Stickles;
Joy ultra thin foam tape

Funny story - my new laptop isn't as quick on the Silhouette downloads - not sure why but I believe it's because it's considered a secondary machine (old laptop being primary). I'm too impatient so I'm trying to use the new font while it's still downloading - LOL! Not all the letters in the font have trees and some have nothing. From a preview at the online store, I knew the Rs had trees but I wasn't getting them on my design - ugh! Ended up having to close the program and start again.... Finally got the results I expected from the preview of the word MERRY - thought it would make a fun card.

I cut everything from white cardstock as I often do. I didn't find an individual tree that matched the one on the R edge so I cut extra Rs & snipped the tree portion off two of them. Colored the letters and extra trees with Copics and put Stickles on the snowy mountain M. Popped MERRY onto a black panel with foam tape & added to a white A2 card - DONE!!

I already cut another sentiment using a different tree font! Maybe I'll be back with a second CAS Christmas card later this week. Meanwhile, thanks for stopping by and I hope you're having a great weekend!!


Colleen said...

Linda, so good to see you here! I know what you mean, I was scrambling to find some more Christmas challenges myself in order to have my supply made through the year! You are so clever, this is a delightful card and your playing around with the silhouette and everything you had to do to make it work is brilliant and the card is fantastic. Thank you for playing along at CAS Christmas and I will continue to look for your amazing cards in the gallery! Heart Hugs, Colleen

Bonnie said...

I love this Merry tree, Linda! The coloring is such fun and shows beautifully on the black! Hope we get to see another tree word! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

Rosemary said...

what a fun design, linda! love the little trees on the Rs!

Christine Alexander said...

wow, fun sentiment with the mountains and the trees. Such a cool image and love the black against the white. So happy to see you participate with such great cards each month. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

Betty Keefe said...

such a clever idea for your card, Linda - love it!! and will look forward to your next font creation!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Linda, what a fun idea, making MERRY using the mountains and the trees! Your efforts of downloading the fonts paid off. The black is so effective in popping the bright sentiment. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS Christmas! Looking forward to seeing more of your cards in the gallery. Hideko xx

Greta said...

Now that is cute! Fun card, Linda!

Barb Ghig said...

Super fun take on the challenge, Linda! Thanks for making me smile!

Linda said...

Linda, what a creative and fantastic card. It's great to see you in the CAS Christmas gallery. And I think all of us Merry Monday fans are scrambling to make sure we have enough cards this year. Thanks for the congrats.

Loll said...

This is so fun and creative Linda!! LOVE your "MERRY" trees! :) The letters really stand out against the black background. Wonderful design! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Susan said...

Love the way you used the sentiment to fulfill the theme of the challenge! Great use of the mountains for the "M" and the trees for the two "Rs". Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!