Sunday, 14 August 2011

CAS Christmas

Good Evening!
I'm feeling a bit better now and thought I'd post a card I've been playing with for days now.  The flu takes almost every ounce of mojo away!
This is my take on a card I saw at Crafty Capers.  It's hard to tell but the layers are lifted slightly.  And... I tried something I won't bother trying again.  Using a glue ink pad I applied glue to my stamp and tried adding some design or dimension to the background.  Once the glue was on I used M.Stewart Ultra Fine Clear Crystal glitter and let it dry.  Trouble doesn't show well unless you tilt the card, especially since the background is a mushroomy white colour.  Oh well... live and learn!
The stamp used was Stampendous Jumbo Cling Pine Drift.  This is actually a set that includes the tree and also a flourish type background stamp which looks awesome watermarked on dark paper!
My papers were from different places...  Stampin' Up!, WalMart and Autumn Leaves (Manhattan - Fifth Avenue).
I love stickles at Christmas and the two colours used were gold and platinum.
Thanks for looking!  I'm going to try this one again when my mojo returns and hopefully will end up with something that's eyecatching!
I'll be entering this card into the CAS Sunday challenge at The Outlawz


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Very lovely Sheree in spite of the frustration!! and could see the layers before reading post. God bless you with complete healing soon, love Shaz.x

Myrna said...

Hopefully you are on the road to recovery now. Flu at any time is yukky but especially in the summer.
Love the card. It was easy to see the layers.

Gail said...

I think it looks lovely, and you'd think if you were sick your card would be sucky!?
I'm soooo encouraging huh!?
Hope you're feeling better soon!

Sherri said...

I'm glad you are feeling better! Having any health problem sucks, but the flu seems to just drag you down. Your mojo is alive & well! The tree is adorable. Love the layers!

Merry said...

Love all the layers on the tree...great card. Wonderful to hear you are getting better too.