Sunday, September 15, 2013

Merry Chistmas from Our House to Yours

Well, my weekends have been so full that I haven't had the time to play along in many challenges lately.  I'll fix that right now!  I'm placing this card in TWO challenges.

CASE Study #157
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Emboss it! - heat or dry embossing
The first thing I noticed on Cathy Racoosin's inspiration card, was the stripes in the background.  I knew that I wanted to use dry embossing to create my stripes, so this is the result of the 2 challenges.

I used an impression plate to create these stripes.  This one always reminds me of bead board, so I decided to create a spray of pine boughs to (hopefully) resemble a decorated wall or door for Christmas time.
The little sprigs were punched using a Martha Stewart punch.  The bow was made from Stampin' Up's natural trim (I think it's in the holiday catalog). I decorated my pine boughs with 3 little Candy Dots (SU).

Thanks so much for taking a look today!

supply list ~
cardstock: white (PTI)
ink: tuxedo black Momento
stamps: love lives here-holiday (PTI)
other: pine branch punch (MS), natural ribbon trim, brights candy dots (SU)


  1. This is beautiful! Love all the texture and elegant, CAS design. :) Thanks for joining us in the 'Emboss It!' challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  2. Susie, I just LOVE this card! I have come back to look about 100 times already!! So, so beautiful!

  3. Oh my classic CAS beauty! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

  4. Susie, Susie, Susie... Just when I think I couldn't love your cards any more, you come up with something like this! Absolutely stunning.

  5. I am swooning over the burlap bow :)


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