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Monday, October 10, 2011

CAS Let it Snow

Good morning!  I hope this finds you off to a good start for the week. The season may be fall, but we have had some unusually cold weather last week with snow at the 8000 ft level.  Lucky for me I am only at 3200 ft elevation and we only had the cold and not the snow.  I am so not ready for the white stuff.  I do like              stamping snowflakes though and have tons of them in my stash.  


I am working on my CAS skills.  I actually completed this card in less than 30 minutes.....a new CAS record for me. :)  I started with some Gina K. Designs kraft cardstock (this is the best kraft cs on the market IMHO) and embossed it with the Snowflakes CB EF at the top and very bottom of the card, leaving a little ditch for my sentiment.  The sentiment is from Verve's Holiday Phrases set and the snowflake is from Penny Black.  The date on the side of the snowflake is 2001 and I bet that I have had it since then.....it has been well loved!  The stamping and distressing were done with the new seasonal Gathered Twigs Distress ink.  The red print is from the Memory Box Distressed Dot collection.  We all love our bling so I finished my card off with a few red gems.  Who doesn't love a little sparkle?


Todays card is for two challenges:  The Outlawz Sunday CAS1009 challenge which was to use your favorite stamp(s) and the CR84FN40 challenge which is to use: red, brown and kraft.  Isn't their graphic beautiful?
 


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Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

love the snowflake with kraft cardstock!

Carol said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Love the fun, non-traditional colors...red on kraft is always gorgeous! I use the GKD pure luxury hvywt for my CAS with copics and really want to get some of her kraft.

Pryn said...

GORGEOUS card Melissa! Your CAS skills ROCK!!! Thank you for playing along with our CAS challenge this week at The Outlawz! It is our pleasure to have you join us :)

craftingcottage said...

Amazing Card! I love everything about it. So clever of you to leave a space for the sentiment :)

Sue Lelli said...

Melissa, LOVE the embossed AND the stamped snowflakes and all of your inking and distressing! The red gems make this card sparkle! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Melissa! What a STUNNING card! The embossed background looks amazing and I love those beautiful snowflakes! The little red rhinestones are the perfect touch! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Fabulous card Melissa! Beautiful!!!

Debgem said...

I do like snowflakes on Christmas cards. Super embossed background and lovely stamped flakes too. Fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Hi...I'm Cindy said...

wow gorgeous card love it
hi Melissa, I am Cindy from over at The Outlawz, I just joined and started my blog last week, I saw you in the list for followers so here I am following and looking around everyone's blogs, I feel like a creeper, lol
Anyway you have a lovely blog, a lot of very nice creations here, ty for sharing your creations with us.
Cindy Potentier aka Cropingqueen
http://toolsofacropingqueen.blogspot.com

Marybeth said...

Such a beautiful embossed card!

Nancy Guse said...

What a beautiful card!! This is so rich looking.

Andrea M said...

This card is STUNNING!!! WOW!! I love the embossed and gold snowflakes! Melissa, this is AMAZING! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Cheryl said...

Melissa, this card is super gorgeous! Love the embossing, distressing, and layout. Those gold snowflakes are so beautiful! I'd be wanting to use that stamp on everything! I'm so glad you joined us at CR84FN this week! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Suzanne Russell said...

I love this card! It's such an unique take on the color challenge. Great job!

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