Tuesday, November 20, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays: CFC79






Can anyone resist Christmas/Winter cards in beautiful cool shades of blue? Not me!

Somewhere in my Internet travels, I came across a picture similar to my card.  I tried to find it, but of course, couldn't...so this is all done from memory! 

I drew the outline of the tree as well as the inside branches, stamped the Christmas balls with SU Tempting Turquoise and Pacific Point. I found an ancient rub-on that is perfect for this card. I was quite surprised that it actually stuck to the paper!

 I drew the stem of the tree directly on the card stock, popped the tree up with dimensionals, added some Glossy Accents to the dots and snowflake, and finished with a bit of bling (on the snowflake).

I wanted the blue panel to really pop, so I doubled up the dimensional tape! I tried to photograph the card with a shadow to help highlight the raised elements.

Remember, this is a two week challenge so that our neighbors to the south can spend time with friends and family during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.

Happy crafting!


11 comments:

  1. I really like this. Wonderfully CAS and with a very modern touch.

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  2. This is simply perfect. Love the gloss on the 'balls' and the colours and the beautiful simplicity of the tree. Just gorgeous!

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  3. I love this~simple and effective!

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  4. Love the tree you have created - the snowflake & sentiment are perfect with it!

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  5. Yes, these blues are wonderful for Christmas, Geri, but it's what you've done with them that make them truly stand out. Such a fab tree and those baubles are glorious! Anita :)

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  6. Simply striking and so effective. Love this modern card. Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

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  7. Ok, so if this card came in my mailbox, it would be one of those "save forever" cards. I am truly awed by the entire composition. The colors are perfect, the design is perfect, the execution is perfect. Geri, this is exquisite! Love it! Bev

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  8. Lovely graphic design, Geri! The gloss on the baubles is the perfect finishing touch.

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  9. I've just come across your blog & I think your cards are absolutely stunning! I love the CAS look but find it can be so much harder to do than it looks, you however are a true master & I shall follow your blog with great interest!

    All the best

    Jan x

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  10. Geri, I love how your tree has a retro look and I can really see all the dimension. Great job!

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  11. No way, you drew the tree freehand? That's so cool! Love the effect, and the dimensional ornament balls on the branches. Finally getting a chance to catch up on some blog posts, and wanted to thank you so much for your words of sympathy on my blog last week. They really mean a lot to me! Thanks, Geri.

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