Hello everyone! I have been horrible about keeping up with my blog this week, sorry. My husband and I have been taking some time off together, so I'm a little slowed down in the creative department. But *tick-tock*, deadlines call and I HAD to get to stamping and cutting to get a few swap cards done on time. I signed up for a CAS (clean and simple) Christmas Card swap at Spiltcoast last month. I was pretty excited to play along, as CAS cards are NOT really easy for me. Don't get me wrong, I love the look of a clean design, I just love lots of layers and lots of little details. But I figured out, when creating this card, that you still can do that on a CAS card...well at least I think you can.
I pulled out 3 sets for this one: Contempo Christmas (sentiment), Delightful Decorations (ornament) and Berry Christmas (the bow which you may, or may not, recognize from another earlier project). For my colors, I used Bravo Burgundy and Always Artichoke which looks like that traditional red/green combo I tend to avoid. But WAIT, when you throw in some Pink Pirouette it changes it up a little, right?
I heat embossed the bow in silver and then added a couple of jewels and some glitter glue for added sparkle. I did my research and CAS cards can sparkle...I wanted to Smooch this baby, but thought that would be a little TOO much, though! :) The ornaments were punched out then popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals for a little lift. All that and I only added three layers...which is a monumental thing for me. Ha!
There was also some excitement today with the feline "boys" when our little gecko, Harriet (thanks to Teressa for the great name) decided to taunt them through the window. This photo is completely fabulous for one reason alone...this is the first time my boys have been this close to each other, ever, without FIGHTING! Tomas has been part of our family since early-June and every day since then they have had a disagreement! Some days even involve injury...eeek! I guess the gecko was too important to allow their differences get in the way. Finally!! :)
Oh, and for the record, I had "James Morrison radio" locked in on Pandora today. Sorry Steve Perry, but James got my mojo workin'. :)
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