Tuesday 14 March 2017

Holiday @ ATSM

Evening all. This late night post must mean that it's time for a brand new challenge over at ATSM.
This week's challenge is -


So, anything celebrating a festival, St Patrick's Day, Diwali, Easter or like me Christmas.

I have to apologise about the photo as it was a really tricky card to photograph, the gold embossing always causes problems.
Over at LIM their latest challenge is a one layer one, always tricky, the theme leaves even more so.
I wasn't going to be defeated though and was determined to enter, so as this is a Holiday challenge I thought of holly leaves. It also coincides with the latest CASology theme of foliage and as I've not been there for a few weeks what more excuses did I need? Flicking through my Christmas stash I came across a NEBUS stamp plate that came with a matching EF. I must have bought it in an end of season sale a couple of years back and hadn't used it. I found some dark green card in the stash and using my MISTI I masked off a portion and inked up the stamp. It took a few goes to get a good coverage so it was a good job I used the MISTI, no more wasted panels now! After embossing with gold EP, I masked off a thin strip below the holly panel and using a Versamark pen I drew a line which I then embossed in gold as well. I think the pen is drying out as it didn't keep as stick as it should even though it showed dark enough on the panel the EP isn't as intense. To complete I added an embossed sentiment using HLS's Everyday Sentiments. 

For more fabulous holiday inspiration please check out the rest of the team here.

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  1. Such a pretty card and you are already getting ready for Christmas :) Perfect for the challenge. Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  2. So pretty Jules! The gold embossing gives it such an elegant touch. Thanks for joining us at CASology this week.

  3. I love your beautiful gold embossing Julie - such an elegant Christmas card.
    Carol x

  4. This is stunning, Julie. Gold embossing is a great way to go for Christmas and those leaves look wonderful on the dark green.

  5. This is gorgeous, Julie. Such a simple idea but really striking with that stamped embossed background, love the spiky holly leaves with the curved flourishes.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  6. This is gorgeously elegant Julie! What a beautiful effect with the coloured card base and gold embossing. Just beautiful <3 Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

  7. Simply beautiful. Your gold embossing is so elegant!

  8. Stunningly lovely card! Beautiful use of color!

  9. This is a gorgeous, leafy, CAS creation! Just beautiful! You've inspired me to try something like it!

  10. Elegant and stylish! Your gold over the coloured base is stunning!

  11. ooozing elegance here Julie and love your coloured card base against the embossed foliage. Thanks for playing along with us at Less is More this week. x

  12. Pretty. I thought the metallic was a coppery colour. That would have worked well too. (Still hate that it is March and you are making Christmas cards!)

  13. Lovely and elegant!Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  14. Oh so lovely color combo miss lady
    the gold embossing is clever idea
    Love this
    your card always wonderful
    I am so sorry just visiting All DT cards today..
    I was so busy all the weeks :)
    hugs from Teammate

  15. WOW! Such an elegant and rich Christmas card, Julie!

  16. Perfection! This card is simply lovely! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  17. This is a beautiful card! Love the embossing! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

  18. Nice embossing and love your CAS card. Thanks for joining Christmas Card Challenges.


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