Sunday, October 13, 2013

A Folk Art Christmas Card - CAS-ual Fridays and Case Study

It's been a busy weekend, getting some work done in our basement.  So, I rewarded myself this afternoon by spending a little time at my craft table.  I'm playing along in 2 challenges today.

CAS-ual Fridays - CFC #117: In Stitches

Case Study #161 - CSC #161: Elena Roussakis' folk art piece is our inspiration this week

I took my inspiration from the small patterned prints in the head scarf and in the banner.

I thought of this folk art patterned paper by Authentique and knew that would be my focus.  Since it's a busy print, I decided to stitch a piece of vellum over it.  I love that soft look it added and the stitching lends a homespun feel to the card.  A die cut snowflake and a punched circle for my sentiment finished my card.  This card was a quick one to pull together, unlike the 2 cards prior to it.  I haven't decided whether I'll post those.  You know how it goes sometimes, don't you?
Anyway, thanks for stopping in!

Supply list ~
card stock: real red, very vanilla (SU)
ink: real red (SU), onyx black (Versafine)
stamps: happiest of holidays (PTI)
patterned paper: festive 6 x 6 bundle (Authentique)
die: damask snowflake (PTI)


  1. Wonderful card! Great choice of products.

  2. Simply stunning Susie! Love the softened look with the vellum :-) Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE Susie!!!! What a fabulous technique to soften your pattern! Thanks for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge! :)

  4. Your card is gorgeous that big snowflake! Congrats!!!

  5. Gorgeous card! I love that snowflake! Thanks for playing with us over at CASE Study Challenge! :)

  6. Love the design, easy to mass produce but still special :)

  7. This is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!


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