Monday, September 17, 2012

Snowflakes sparkle - CAS-ual Fridays Challenge

Hello!  I'm sharing a card that I made for the the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: CFC70.

Oh yeah.  I can't resist the combo of black & white with one color.  And this fit perfectly with the card I wanted to create.  Prior to making this card, I made 7 other Christmas cards yesterday...but none of them turned out quite the way I wanted.  They just didn't have that "pop" that I was trying for.  Simple, but a little extra...something.  I finally got it right with this 8th try!
This one will be easy to mass produce.  That's something I usually don't do, but for the sake of time...I'll need to this year.
Anyway, on to my card.  After all that chatter.

I love using kraft with black and white.  It just seems so classic.  And it works with the homespun look that I was going for.  In the closeup photo you may be able to see the coarse glitter that I added to the runners on the sleigh and on the horses hooves.  Also, I used my Sakura clear stardust pen on the edges of the stamped snowflakes.  Everything else is straightforward.  I'll list my supplies below.
Thanks so much for taking a look!

card stock: kraft (PTI), basic black (SU)
ink: onyx black (Versafine), frost white (Color Box)
stamps: in the meadow (PTI)
die: in the meadow (PTI)
other: crystal coarse glitter (MS), kraft stitched ribbon (PTI), white baker's twine (SU), paper doily (Hobby Lobby), 2 way glue pen


  1. Oh this is such a soft, elegant Christmas card. Love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Susie, I love the kraft with black and white! A classic card indeed. You've got yourself a winner for Christmas cards this year. Thanks for playing along this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Awwww, this is so pretty! Love the soft, vintage feel to it, yet still CAS! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Your card is fantastic, simple and classic.

  5. So elegant Susie! Love the added sparkle and the doily is perfect! Nothing wrong with 'mass production' if it looks like this!


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