Sunday, 23 April 2017

Just a hint of peppermint…

I’m sharing a quick CAS Christmas card featuring one of Tim Holtz’s blueprint stamps from his Christmas 3 set.

I chose my image to fit the current theme at Sparkles Christmas, a good excuse to get some ink on this stamp, the first in the set I have used.  As my image features stripes I am also entering this in the current challenge at Less is More.  Wanting to play there kept me from making this card at all fancy and I’ve laid off the embellies completely, just dusting the image and sentiment with clear embossing powder to add a bit of shine and texture.  I did add some layers to my card with a border of red, mostly so I could echo the red and white stripes of the candy cane.

Over at AAA Cards they want to see projects featuring stencils so to fit their theme I added in my sentiment using one of Tim’s mini stencils.  I chose ‘Joy’ as sucking on a candy cane is one of those joyful, albeit slightly guilty, traditions at Christmas.

Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Mondi Colour Copy Paper ~ 200gsm White
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Blueprint Strips ~ THMB015 Christmas 3

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautifully CAS and just how we like it at AAA Cards. Thanks for playing.

  2. Hey brilliant take on stripes, subtle and clever and love your stencilling for AAA Cards too. Thanks for playing along at both AAA and Less is More this week.

  3. CAS perfection! I love the design and the colour pops off the card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  4. Gosh! You are really showing us all how to make an incredibly CAS card Emily! The amount of white space here is wonderful! It really makes you focus on that fab Christmas image. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Less is More xx

  5. I am loving all of that white space with the pop of red from your fab stamped image, Emily! It is both festive and graphic at the same time. A great way to incorporate stripes too. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  6. What a great card! Perfectly CAS and very stylish with lots of impact from the clean background. Such a fab day of incorporating stripes too - love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  7. Emily, What a pretty CAS card! I just love the bright red popping off that white background. So glad you inked up that Tim stamp and shared your card with us at Sparkles Christmas. :)

  8. Fabulous card, perfect for our challenge! thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  9. This is just the cutest card ever and just perfect for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Candi Cane with or without an image" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx


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