Thursday, October 20, 2011

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

We're back for day four of the 12 Days of a Clean and Simply Christmas-Stamp Simply Style!


My design for today features one of my favorite styles: vintage. Even though I wanted to do a vintage card, I still strove to keep it CAS. It truly can be done, once you have the correct supplies.

My Mind's Eye "Lost And Found Christmas" 6 X 6" decorator paper adds the muted, rich colors and wonderful prints leaning toward a vintage look. With this type coloration and print, you already have achieved a bit of time worn appeal. This pad is actually quite versatile, as Sharon used it on day three of the 12 Days of CAS, lending a more modern and elegant feel.



If you have followed my designs from the past, you will recognize this poinsettia blossom, Spellbinder's "Nested Poinsettia." This is one of my favorite ways to add a festive focal point to my Christmas designs. Easy, too, as you can cut all three layers of the poinsettia out of a 6 X 6" pad at once. Exciting news: Spellbinder has come out with a brand new "Layered Poinsettia"!

A punched snowflake and a Webster's Pages "Vintage Button Assortment" round out the poinsettia, while Melissa Frances cream "Lace Trim" borders the design.

Just a note: Sharon has gotten a passel of gorgeous buttons and embellishments...I'm drooling!...check them out here!

Quite often I design cards without a greeting on the front panel. This way, I can use the card in any manner for any event during the holiday. Just add your sentiment to the inside, and you're ready to go!

You can find the above named supplies at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be certain to check out Sharon's design for today as well:

Sharon Johnson- The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Thanks for stopping by, hope you can come back tomorrow for day five of a CAS Christmas-Stamp Simply Style!

Edited to add to answer Traci's question: there is dimensional tape between each of the poinsettia flower's three layers. The layers are die cut from the same decorator paper pad (Lost and Found Christmas) with the edges slightly bent up for dimension.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow Wow Wow!!!!! I'm loving this CAS card. That poinsettia is stunning! Love it with the added snowflake and button. Beautiful card!!!
Beth Greco

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Deb, this is GORGEOUS! You have done such gorgeous things with that Poinsettia over the years -- LOVE this version with this paper I am totally smitten with! Great card.

Carla S. said...

This is gorgeous, Deb! I love the vintage look and it's still CAS! Beautiful poinsettia!

Barb(GrandmaUpNorth) said...

Love the poinsettia. And who would have thought to add a snowflake to it? But it works so beautifully!!! Love it!!!!

Luanne said...

WOW~ Awesome!!

Nan G said...

Oh GORGEOUS! The paper does the trick alright! I better get some of it.

Carol E said...

Love your card, it's amazing, thank you so much for sharing it.

Traci S. said...

Hi Deb~

This is beautiful! I bought this paper and some sheer olive and toasted almond ribbon to go with it...other than that, I am lost. I will check out all of the embellishments that Sharon's store has! Thanks for the tip!

You are so talented at putting together different dp and having it come out like it was supposed to go exactly like that! I love your poinsettia! I can't tell if it is paper or fabric, and I wish you knew how you put it together and adhered it. I would love to add some poinsettias to my cards for this year.

I LOVE this 12 Days of CAS Christmas! I have learned so much from you, Michelle, Holly and of course, Sharon. I think the 12 Days of CAS Christmas will soon become the 12 Days of CASEing Christmas! LOL

He IS Able!
Traci S.

I would love to know the answers to those questions about this card, if you don't mind.

Ravengirl said...

This is pure gorgeousness!

Playing with Paper said...

Beautiful!! Love the colors love the lace and the poinsettia is gorgeous!!!