Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Simple Christmas Wishes

Hi there.  I was so excited to combine 2 challenges for today's card.  I'll start with the sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch!, it was perfect for showcasing a textured paper as the base.  I chose to use a new embossing folder that I hadn't even taken out of the package called Cable Knit.  I lightly misted the cardstock with water before I ran it through my Big Shot, the paper is deeply embossed with a sweater pattern with no cracking of the cardstock.  

Since I used the Cable Knit dynamic folder, I decided to combine the sketch with this weeks Merry Monday Christmas Challenge to use red, green, and white.  I cut the New England Ivy with my new die set from Papertrey Ink, I love the stitched border it adds.  I stamped the sentiment with Versamark and heat embossed it with Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder for some color and sparkle.  

I had a hard time capturing the sentiment, so here is a close up:

On a different note, I'm surprised how much of a difference cameras made in these photos.  I have an older point and shoot Canon that I keep in my craft desk for taking pictures for my blog.  I was having a hard time with it focusing on the sentiment, so I switched the memory card to my new camera that my husband got me for Christmas.  What a huge difference in photo quality.  I'm going to retire the Canon and let the girls use it when they go to church camp this summer.  

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Cozy Christmas - Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Versamark
Real Red Glitter Embossing Powder, Real Red Cardstock, Cable Knit Dynamic - Stampin' Up!
New England Ivy Cardstock - Close to My Heart
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Double Ups: Rectangle Die Collection - Papertrey Ink


  1. Just love the crisp white cable knit background, Stacy! Perfect with the pop of red & green!!

  2. Lovely CAS card. Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday.

  3. Nice job on this card! I never saw that background folder before. It's really neat! I like the way you used it.

  4. Love that embossing folder. Love your take on the sketch. Glad you shared with Merry Monday!

  5. So pretty, I love the background texture. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.