Saturday, December 24, 2016

Season's Greetings


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing a CAS (Clean and Simple) Christmas card.

I started by heat embossing the poinsettia in liquid platinum onto vellum.  I used red ink and a water brush to watercolour the flower, fussy-cut, then adhered it to my card front with some glue in the center only, leaving the petals free to add some dimension.   I heat embossed a sentiment in the same embossing powder and then rounded the top corner to finish the card.  Quick and easy CAS card. :)

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Wishing everyone a wonderful holiday season.  Thanks to all that take time to visit my blog.  And a special thank you to those that spend time leaving me comments of support ... it means so much.

I'll be back just after Christmas.  See you soon.  Merry Christmas!







Stamps:  Warm Wishes (poinsettia) and Brush Pines (sentiment) both from Penny Black
Paper:  White card base (Neenah); Vellum
Ink:  Real Red (SU!); Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, waterbrush, corner rounder (We R Memory Keepers)

37 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

beautiful card Loll - have a blessed Christmas and a 2107 filled with blessings!

Betty Keefe said...

oops - i meant 2017!!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Another gorgeous card Loll. Thank you for your advice this year - have a wonderful Christmas. x

Donna said...

Pretty card. Love the embossing, Loll. X

Marianne said...

A beautiful card, Loll. Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Marianne x

Heidi Stamps said...

Merry Christmas, Loll! Lovely card!

Nancy Stislow said...

Quick and Easy? The minute you mentioned fussy cutting to me means not quick and easy! Oh my gosh, look at the pieces you cut from the center of it! Just amazing and the coloring on vellum is gorgeous, another thing I failed at. This is gorgeous Loll! Merry Christmas!

Mrs A. said...

You manage to make quick and easy look just that quick and easy but oh to classy.
Merry Christmas to you. Hugs Mrs A.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love this pattern Penny Black stamp. However, your cards are magical. I have this stamp, but in my cards missing that something that makes a person looks and looks and could not take his eyes ... Merry Christmas my dear Loll

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Donna said...

Hi Loll,
Very pretty card, and wishing you a very Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays.
I can barely type with my left hand, I have a pinched ulna nerve in my elbow and my left two fingers on my left hand are totally numb. So movement is rough.
Take care and hugs,
Donna

OceanLover said...

Just what we have come to expect from Ms. Loll: a beautiful card, well explained, and inspiration for yet another CASE moment! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent with us. May your holidays be merry and bright with good wishes for all great things in the New Year.
Carolyn L

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Loll! Merry Christmas to you and your family, my dear friend!

Pat said...

This is so simple, elegant and really beautiful Loll. Thank you so much for the wonderful work you did on my blog this year, I really appreciate it, and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and am looking forward to seeing lots more of your fabulous cards in 2017. x

Susan said...

Just beautiful! And CAS perfection!

Have a lovely Christmas and we'll catch up after I get home.

swldebbie said...

Just beautiful, Loll. The poinsettia is gorgeous and I love the rounded corner.

TK said...

Such a beautiful poinsettia and I love that it's colored on vellum and embossed with that warm ep -- exquisite! Blessings and good health to you!

Brenda said...

It might have been a quick and easy card Loll, but it looks like a million bucks! So elegant and classy! Love that poinsettia, it is just stunning. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!! Hugs, Brenda

Christine Alexander said...

amazing fussy cutting and such a beautiful CAS card.

Loll have a wonderful Christmas and see you soon :)

Linda said...

CAS at it's best ...... stunning!
Have a wonderful Christmas xx

ROBIN RICHARDS said...

It is a very pretty card. I have enjoyed your cards this year and learned many techniques from you. I'm looking forward to next year. Merry Christmas.

Bobby said...

Gorgeous poinsettia, Loll. I envy anyone who can fussy cut like that. Looking forward to see what new things you create in 2017. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Barb Ghig said...

Hi Loll ~ Merry Christmas to you! I am so sorry that I've gotten so far behind in my visits...the past few weeks have been 'crazy busy'!
This is such a gorgeous Poinsettia! I love the delicate quality of the vellum and that you chose liquid platinum EP for your embossing! So elegant and lovely! Off to see what you've been up to since my last visit :)

Julia Aston said...

Merry Christmas Loll! Hope you had a lovely day with family! I just love your inking on the vellum - so pretty with the silver embossed edges! Julia xx

Jeanne H said...

What a lovely card, Loll. May 2017 be a good year for you with health returning. Thinking of you with love. Enjoy your family this holiday season. Thanks for all the joy you bring to blogland.

Maxine D said...

CAS and absolutely stunning Loll
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda in IN said...

It may be a quick and easy card but it is so lovely. The platinum powder is just beautiful and your coloring is gorgeous. You're in my thoughts everyday and I'm sending happy, healthy, crafty wishes to you for 2017.

Maura R said...

Simple, lovely and elegant, Loll!! Christmas blessings to you and your family!

Linda said...

So gorgeous Loll. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas.

Mac Mable said...

Hope you and your family had a lovely and peaceful Christmas and here's to a healthy, happy and crafty 2017 x Absolutely love this classy and very special card x

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Loll! Hope you had a Blessed Christmas! Hugs, Anita :)

SARN said...

BEAUTIFUL work Loll (as usual)!

Best wishes to your for 2017 which I hope is a GOOD year for you and far less difficult than 2016.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

MaryH said...

How delicate this beautiful poinsettia looks done on the vellum. The EP shows up so well and just gleams. Of course, the w/coloring is superb, as usual, and has such depth with the shading as you've created within the petals. Hope Christmas was a lovely & restful day for you, and wishing you a very Happy New Year. TFS & Hugs too.

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous heat embossed, watercolored vellum poinsettia Loll. Your fussy-cutting is amazing. CAS perfection for the holidays. TFS my friend. Happy New Year, Nancy

maria f. said...

An absolutely gorgeous, yet CAS Christmas card, Loll. That poinsettia is so beautiful. As was the yupo ornament on the Christmas card you sent me - dreamy! Hope your holidays with the family were joyous and all the best for 2017!

Darnell said...

This is now the new photo in the Craft Dictionary under CAS, Lolly! It is an exemplary CASlicious design in every way!! Happy New Year Hugs, Darnell

Valerie Nolan said...

Just WOW Loll! Happy new year xx

Karen D. said...

just a fab card!