Monday, December 10, 2012

Thinking of you at Christmas


Hi everyone.  I made this card for my good friend, Peggy.  We met through SCS and share an obsession for card making (as most SCS members do!).  Peggy's cards are absolutely breathtaking!  Intricate designs with lots of dies, embossing and texture ... so elegant and sophisticated.  I am always inspired when I see her creations.  And Peggy always takes the time to leave me lovely comments on my cards ... so appreciated!  I wanted to make her card CAS ... and ended up with super CAS :)  Hope you like.



Stamps:  Beautiful Season (SU!)
Paper:  White (Neenah); Basic Black, Old Olive (SU!)
Ink:  Old Olive
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Antique Lamp Post die (Poppy Stamps), Pine branch punch (McGill), green glitter glue, red embroidery floss, Stamp-a-ma-jig, emery board, glue, and glue dots



As I do with a lot of my die-cut, I cut out three layers of the lamp post and glued them together to create a very thick die.  I find that some dies cut cleaner than others.  Because this is such a thin die, there were a lot of edges that weren't smooth and clean, so I used an emery board to smooth them out (I did this before gluing the layers together).


Here's a close-up of the lamp post:







13 comments:

  1. Screeching with delight at the sight of this, Loll! Love, love, love!!!!

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  2. Such a Beautiful CAS card Loll your friend will love it

    Anne

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  3. This is so beautiful, Loll, simple yet stunning!

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  4. So so uber CASlicious, Lolly! Sorry if I've asked you before or you just had it on your blog, but what glue do you use to glue your impossibly thin and flimsy and intricate dies, like this one, together? A glue stick? A spray? Thanks!! Dolly

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    1. Hi Dolly, I use the multi-purpose glue from Stampin' Up! ... it works so well and a little goes a long way. Just add tiny dots of glue along the die and hold it for a few seconds and voila! Also find there's a few second where you can move the dies around and line them up before the glue starts to stick.

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  5. CAS perfection! I love CAS but can rarely get down to something that simple - you've nailed it!

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  6. Ultimate CAS, Loll! Perfectly balanced elements, with the lamppost framing the sentiment. Wonderful!

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  7. Really beautiful, Loll. That lamp post die is just lovely, gorgeous CAS card. Sue x

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  8. This is beautiful! I had never thought to glue die cut layers together that way...I learned something new today!

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  9. I find that putting a layer of waxed paper between the die and paper makes for a great and clean cut.

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    1. Hi Lorri. Thanks for the tip ... I'll definitely give that a try.

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  10. This is so CAS it's "uber" CAS!!! lol It's absolutely brilliant and Peggy's sure to love it.

    Karen x

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  11. What a beautiful lamp post! I love the greenery decorating it for Christmas! And all that white space shows it off perfectly!

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Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I love hearing from you! Loll :)