Monday, October 17, 2011

The 12 Days of Clean and Simple Christmas--Stamp Simply Style

Hi there! Sharon and The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store has an exciting 12 days of CAS inspiration planned, beginning today...

"Welcome to Day 1 of The 12 Days of a Clean and Simple Christmas - Stamp Simply Style. This ongoing series will feature cards that are CAS (clean and simple), making it quick and easy to recreate them or even mass produce them for the Christmas season. Likewise, our posts will be short and sweet as well -- nothing to bore you or take up a lot of time -- just sharing some ideas for CAS Christmas creations! Hope you'll join us for this 12 days series."

Well, I'm going to go for it in the next 12 days to see how much CAS I can come up with! Hmmm....it's definitely a challenge for me. My cards are usually pretty simple, but don't know how clean I can get them?!?



I began with regular cardstock...NO decorator paper for me today! In fact, white cardstock rarely makes an appearance in any of my typical designs! I do love, love, LOVE decorator paper though, and will be right back with it for tomorrow's design.



The stamp set that I've used for today is JustRite's new "Christmas Trimmings." I really fell for the wreath and swag when I first laid eyes upon it. I must admit that I would not mass produce any design that took a lot of time with coloring, but this went fairly quickly, with hardly any shading involved.

I stamped the images out with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, stamping the swag directly onto the white background panel. After coloring with my Copic Sketch markers, I die cut the wreath and cherry layer with Spellbinder Classic Circle dies (check with Sharon for availability).

A May Art's Wrinkled Ribbon bow adds the final touch to this CAS design.

Here's a link for the entire Christmas section over at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.



Check out the other gal's CAS designs:

Sharon Johnson - The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store
Deb Saaranen (you're here!)
Michelle Woerner

Be sure to check back tomorrow for our new CAS designs! Thanks for stopping!

12 comments:

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is just gorgeous, Deb! I LOVE the fresh, crisp white you have used with the striking wreath and swag -- such a PERFECT Christmas card! Love it!

Luanne said...

Pretty!! Love the CAS design (no extra postage! :-)

Carla S. said...

This is so gorgeous, Deb! I love the clean style! The wreath and garland are so wonderfully colored!

Ravengirl said...

Simply stunning!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OH! I love this. So crisp. LOVE your coloring too. The deep rich red cardstock is a perfect background! Hugs!

Earline said...

This card is just gorgeous.

Rene said...

I really love this card...clean and simple is simply the best!

Carol E said...

Love your card it's crisp and clearn and love how the green pops, thank you for sharing it.

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Awesome card, Deb. Love it!!!!

Traci S. said...

I love this CAS card, Deb. These colors are beautiful and rich. I love the bow...and it is a surprise to see white paper on your card! Thanks so much for sharing this adorable image.

He IS Able!
Traci S.

Playing with Paper said...

What a great card clean and simple but Beautiful I love ittttt!!!

Karen said...

Beautiful Deb. I love the vibrant colors.