October 19, 2012

CAS(E) this Sketch - Challenge #2


Another fantastic CAS sketch this week at CAS(E) this Sketch, this week's sketch is designed by Lisa Arana.    Lisa has a really good video on her blog this week where she describes how she tackles sketches in her card designs.



I broke out my new Papertrey Mistletoe & Holly stamp set to create this CAS Christmas card.  I will usually use coloured cardstock or patterned paper as a background on a card where the focal panel is white, I chose Simply Chatreuse and Pure Poppy.   I put the Pure Poppy between the green base and the white because I knew I was going to stamp my mistletoe off the white and I didn't want it to bleed right into the background.  After I stamped my focal panel I embossed it with the Linen & Canvas Impression Plate.  I love that it gives the card a bit of texture but the impression isn't too heavy where it overpowers the design.



All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock:  White, Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy
Stamps: Mistletoe & Holly
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, Pure Poppy, True Black
Impression Plate: Linen & Canvas

38 comments :

Lesley said...

This is stunning Tracey! I love the clean lines and the fresh, bright colours.

Deanna Jean said...

I just love this stamp set :) Great take on this week's sketch.

Beverley said...

Love this stunning card, it really caught my attention in the CAS(E) this Sketch gallery.

Sue W said...

What a pretty stamp set this is! Love your pretty, traditional Christmas card Tracey~

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, Tracey! I'm kicking myself that I didn't order that set, it's so perfect for a super-CAS card. :-)

Lynn said...

Way to rock this sketch and your new stamps Tracey!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Awesome job on the sketch challenge! What a great image!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so elegant! just beautiful

Maureen Merritt said...

This is SO pretty! I love your take on the challenge and how you stamped your sentiment!

Jackie Rockwell said...

What a beautiful image Tracey! Such a bright and crisp card. So glad you played along in this week's CAS(E) this Sketch!

LeAnne said...

Love this, Tracey....perfect for the sketch. I just got this set and haven't had a chance to get it inky, but you've inspired me to play with it today!

Kara said...

Beautiful, simple Christmas card! Love it!

Kim S said...

Gorgeous card! I love your placement of the sentiment! So glad to see you at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Ardyth said...

Love that chartreuse - a very modern green for a Christmas card!

Jean said...

A great take on this sketch ~ I love how the design goes off on both the top and the left!

Tenia Nelson said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!!!!

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous! awesome take on the sketch!!!

Vicky Hayes said...

Gorgeous Tracey! The layering is just right for the image.

Natalie Power said...

What a beautiful card, amazing x

Marybeth said...

Beautiful! Love that holly stamp and sentiment.

Lisa said...

Love the way you nestled your sentiment up close to the pretty holly leaves Tracey. VERY PRETTY!

mypapercraftworld said...

This is just perfect ... such an inspiration! Anita in France

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous CAS Christmas card Tracey :) That linen texture folder is definitely on my wish list LOL!

laughadaisy said...

I really like this beautifully simple Christmas card. ;-) Your matting is perfect, and the holly leaves and berries are so lovely. LOVE the sentiment! I love how you described your process, too. ;-)

Fiona said...

Fabulous CAS, pretty images and perfect colours.

Renee said...

Gorgeous!!
The colors...
the perfectly placed image and sentiment...
LOVE this!
And so easy to mass produce...
AND mail!!
Perfect! :)

The Paper Parade said...

Tracey, I love it! I love how the sentiments are put in different lines to fit in with the holly...and that holly looks awesome!

Kim said...

This is just so beautiful...it is classy and very elegant and love those sweet holly leaves and berries.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Next to ornaments ... no, tying with ornaments, in my Christmas faves, are holly cards and this is brilliant. CASlicious!!

Jay Gee said...

Gorgeous card Tracey and great take on the sketch. I love the way you have done the sentiment - placement and colours :)

Suzanne D. said...

Tracey! Congrats on your WMS win! This card is the PERFECT take on the sketch and is just a most beautiful holiday card.

Mara Campbell said...

Beautiful card Tracey!!!

Joyce said...

Oh, this is beautiful. I love how the sentiment is just tucked perfectly into those branches, and you have used two colors of ink for it.

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love how you used the sketch.

N@ Ali said...

beautiful! thank you for joining us at CTS ; )

Jen W. said...

Love that big holly image and the double matting is perfect! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Oooh, love the red berries and the red "holly"! Very elegant!

Julie Day said...

Love the layers and that holly stamp is beautiful with the simple red and green colors :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!