Saturday, November 6, 2021

CASEd Mistletoe Card

      This card is for the first of the random themes Beccy has on the 30 Days of Holidays this month.  Instead of a letter of the alphabet, she wants you to CASE one of your own cards.  I've cased lots of cards by other people but I don't know if I've ever CASEd one of my own.

      Here's the one I did as the CASE card for this year, with the image reversed, and adjusted to a slim line card.  The greens are pastel and I stayed with beige for both the bow in the image and the one the card.  I had to use different dp because I didn't have any more of what I used last year but I also wanted to stay with my pastel Christmas colors.  The dp on this card is from Graphic 45.  

      The image corners are done with a Fiskars punch.  I used burlap twine and a scrap of fabric to make the bow.  I took some of the negative pieces from the corner punch to make the 3 dots in each of the diagonal corners.

      Using punched out circles/dots is one of my favorite things to do.  It means I'm making embellishments without any cost, I'm not tossing out scraps, and I can make the dots look like gems if I put a little glitter on them or 'color' them with shiny gel ink.  This time I left them white because that had the most contrast against the black card front.


     And here's the card I did last year using the same Mistletoe image from Beccy's Place.  "Mistletoe Kisses"

     Challenges:

     This was a fun challenge and I truly enjoyed CASEing myself.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie

6 comments:

Beccy said...

You did a fabulous job CASEing yourself NanaConnie, the new version is as wonderful as the original. Great choice of patterned paper, the holly is very festive and works well with the image. I like your tip about using the punched out pieces as embellishments, it's a great way to reduce waste, and you know the embellishments will always coordinate.
Cheers,
Beccy

Dewi Lestari said...

So beautiful! Thanks for joining at The Paper Shelter #490: Christmas is Coming
Hugs
Dewi

Claudia's kaartjes said...

Amazing card. Well done Thanks for joining us at Patterned Paper Challenge

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Crafts-by-Alison.blogspot.com said...

Another gorgeous card. Love Alison x

Brenda said...

What a great tip on making your own circle embellies! Wonderful card, can't choose my fav because they are both so good. Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

Squirrel x said...

Sorry that I am late in getting here, but wanted to thank you for sharing your fabulous circle embellishments make with us at AYLI. Gorgeous! Hugs Squirrel x