Nov 16 2011

CAS Embossed Merry Christmas and a Winner!

Today I have a clean and simple embossed Christmas card to share, but first let’s announce the winner from last Saturday’s Ribbon Inspiration which focused on White on White creations.  The winner was chosen this week from Holly McMillen’s Blog, and the winner chosen was:

Wanda Cullen

Congratulations to you, Wanda. Please email me at [email protected] with your address to claim your prize!  Wanda won this selection of white and ivory ribbon from the scrap bin at The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store:

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And now on to my clean and simple Christmas card for today:

I LOVE this new cling background stamp by JustRite called Scrolled Vine Background.  It’s large at 4.5 x 5.75″.  After stamping the image, I cut it down a bit so I’d have room to mat the image, but the stamp is large enough to cover the entire card front when making a standard 4.25 x 5.5″ card. Gotta love that!

In fact, I didn’t have an acrylic block large enough so I used the next best thing — the B plate from my Cuttlebug– worked like a charm!  I should have some acrylic blocks large enough in stock soon, but until then, the B plate it is!

Just a closer look at all the gorgeous detail in this stamp.

Scrolled Vine Background Cling Stamp by JustRite

All JustRite NEWEST releases can be seen here

Merry Christmas 2 Wood Mount Stamp by Rubber Soul/Wordsworth

Versa Mark Ink

Super Fine Gold Embossing Powder

Heat Gun

Mirror Cardstock – Gold Silk

Red Kaisercraft Rhinestone

I can see myself doing a TON with this stamp in the future — rather than using a sentiment, I see that empty band as the PERFECT place to run a beautiful ribbon with bow and hanging tag.  And using only 1/2 the stamp is another option, leaving more white space on your card front.  This stamp makes into a beautiful, elegant Christmas card, but I also see it as absolutely perfect for wedding cards and sympathy cards as well as so many others.   OH, how I WISH I had more time to play, but I do KNOW you’ll be seeing more from me with this beautiful stamp, for sure!


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14 responses so far

14 Responses to “CAS Embossed Merry Christmas and a Winner!”

  1. Carla Suto says:

    This is absolutely stunning, Sharon! So rich and elegant! I love it!

  2. Kelly Wentling says:

    Beautiful Sharon! I love the simplicity of your card with stunning results. You have really shown us so many looks that can be made quite quickly. I really appreciate that as a busy mom. What a great stamp to showcase with multiple uses, not just for the holidays. Gotta love that! Thank you for sharing with us.


  3. Marjorie says:

    Very elegant card. Your work is always an inspiration!

  4. Have mercy! I am so going to case this card. I have been thinking about how I was going to go about using this beautiful background stamp and here you go and make it all gorgeous and stuff!

  5. Anita A says:

    Wow! This is stunning!

  6. Marilyn says:

    Wow gorgeous –I’ve looked at that stamp and said to myself what could I do with that and now I know . Thanks for the inspiration Sharon .

  7. Caryn says:

    I have seen this stamp before and I always think it’s so beautiful in every project I’ve seen done with it . Yours is no exception! I appreciate you including the size information in your description. Very clever use of your B plate!

  8. Beautiful card, I really love that bg stamp too! And way to think outside the box by using the B side folder!! I wish I would have thought darn it!!! That’s why I like your blog though, beautiful inspirational cards and loads of tips! Have a great day Sharon 🙂

  9. Kathie says:

    What a beautiful card Sharon!

  10. This card is amazing! And, you are so right, it would look great with a ribbon or bow in the sentiment spot…and save the sentiment for the inside!

    He IS Able!
    Traci S.

  11. Juanita in Ohio says:

    Very chic and sophisticated!!! I am so impressed and moved by your card. I have many background stamps that have never seen the light of day, lol. I will be getting them down today thanks to you. TFS and the inspiration.

  12. Darlene G says:

    Oh, what beautiful gifts. Your Christmas gift recipients are very lucky indeed!!

  13. […] I LOVE this stamp.  Here it is used as a Christmas card, but can be used equally as well for wedding, sympathy or any number of occasions.  And rather than stamp a sentiment in that white space, I think it calls for a beautiful ribbon to be run across with a few roses and a tag hanging.  Or how about using only 1/2 the stamp?  Versatility — that’s why I love this stamp, on top of it gorgeously beautiful scrolls and flourishes!  You can see more photos/details and find links to product on this post. […]

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