Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Hello everyone! 
I’ve been crafting for a few days and waiting for some bright sun, so I can take some decent pics of my cards...but, alas we’re having dark gray skies with a few inches of snow. So, I finally gave up and used my light box to take photos of my cards!

My first card is for 2 challenges ~ Addicted to CAS - Code Word: Snowflakes  and CASology. The Cue Card for this week is also ‘Snowflake’! I created a mask with my snowflakes, then inked them with white pigment ink. I used the border from the SSS envelope sentiments to ‘hang’ the snowflakes, then added clear sequins from the SSS December Card Kit to give the card some sparkle.




My 2nd card is for this week’s challenge at Less is More . Our challenge is to use a metallic element and one other color, so I die cut the tree with green foiled cardstock, and stamped my sentiment in red with my favorite Hero Arts sentiment! I also added a silver star with foiled cardstock. CAS goodness, and another Christmas card done! 



I hope everyone is having a great week! Thank you all so much for stopping by!
Barb




Peace, Love & Joy
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Holiday Envelope Sentiments; Papertrey Ink - Think Big Favorites #9 (sentiment)
Ink: Memories - Unicorn
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Aqua Mist
Dies: Memory Box - Snowflakes
Embossing Powder: Ranger - Fine Silver

Merry Christmas

Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees
Ink: Stampin Up - Real Red
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White; DCWV Foiled CS - Green, Silver (star)
Die: Memory Box - Snowflake Tree

17 comments:

Loll Thompson said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb. LOVE the snowflakes stamped in white. And your metallic tree is beautiful - that die is amazing! Loll xx

Virginia L. said...

Love the composition on the first. The embossing really stands out! For the 2nd card, the sentiment goes beautifully with the intricate -looking Christmas tree! Well done, Barb!

Rosemary said...

beautiful set of cards, barb... love your take on the cue word!! so happy to see you playing along with CASology!

Dawn Turley said...

both of your cards are delightful Barb.

shirley-bee said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb - love the masked snowflakes, and the metallic tree is fab.

jintyoo7 said...

Very elegant, Barb :)

Cat Craig said...

Lovely cards Barb. Hope you see some sun soon.

lostinpaper said...

Pure elegance, love the foil look, reminds of those beautiful embossed cards that you can buy in the 'posh' shops.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Barb, such loveliness !!!! Super classy and classic too! Elegance!

Thanks so much for adding this lovely, lovely creation to the CASology Gallery and getting INKY with us this week! Really hope to see you more and your lovely work!
-Kimberly

Kim Hall said...

Barb I just love your dangling snowflakes the look so delicate!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Mmm-mmm-good, Barb!! These are two very CASlicious cards!! The judges are going to have a hard time picking from these challenges, but I bet your cards will be in the top for consideration! Hugs, Darnell

Jean said...

These are both so gorgeous and fitting for the time of year with their colors and hints of bling! Hope the snow is still in a pretty stage and making things seem seasonal for you!!

Chrissie said...

What super cards Barb!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
Less is More

Vicki Dutcher said...

Both cards are lovely!! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

Judy1223 said...

Barb, two gorgeous cards! I adore your snowflake card...that silver EP is amazing! Thanks for playing along at CASology again this week!

mypapercraftworld said...

These are wonderful, Barb ... the soft white snowflakes are stunning ... I adore the sheen of the silver against the blue background! Your metallic tree is so striking in those yummy traditional colours! Anita :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb both of your cards are lovely, I really love how you hung the snowflakes! Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!