Merry Moments Plaid CAS Christmas Card

by Joanne James3. May 2016 13:32

Everyone is back to school and work today so the house is quiet once more. I do love a long weekend, but if we had them all the time I guess we wouldn't appreciate them! Now don't worry, I've not gone mad - it's true, I have made a Christmas card today!! Today's card is for a few challenges and Christmas just seemed a good way to go!

    

The code word at Addicted to CAS is 'Plaid' which always makes me think of Christmas and the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch reminded me of ribbon around a gift and I knew it would be a perfect way to feature designer paper on my card yet still allow for lots of white space to suit the Less Is More challenge this week. So that is how Christmas was where I ended up: 

So here's the low-down on today's card:

Merry Moments - There are two plaid patterns in the Merry Moments designer series paper collection: one is predominantly Mossy Meadow in colour with a white plaid pattern, the other is the one I used here with a white base and a red, grey and green plaid. I chose this one because although it has more colours in the mix, the white base makes it very light and so it is the perfect base for my CAS card. I aligned the horizontal diagonal of my paper with the open cut space of the sketch, as opposed to the vertical. This creates more cohesion and leads the eye to the sentiment. 

A Christmas Sentiment - I chose to use a sentiment from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set for my card. This is a Christmas set that is on carryover and has two of my favourite festive sentiments. I stamped it in Mossy Meadow and added a Perfect Accent, coloured red with my Sharpie, for extra festive feel.

White Space - The sketch layout I've used today really lends itself to 'white space'. I've talked about what makes a clean and simple card before and how to use 'white space' - you can read more about that here. Clean and simple designs do not always have to contain truly 'white' space, but they rarely use pattern in large quantities.

So Christmas as Summer approaches, yet my card uses products that are available in the annual catalogue all year round, so if being prepared is your thing you might want to join me and make one too!

Here's the visual summary of the key supplies used to make this card for you to save for future reference:

 

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

That's all from me today; a basket of ironing awaits! I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (12) -

Leigh Penner
Leigh PennerCanada
5/3/2016 9:38:27 PM #

Oh, I love the plaid peeking through! Great take on the sketch!

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Esther
EstherUnited Kingdom
5/4/2016 9:08:36 AM #

What a fab card. The plaid looks so stylish and you've balanced the design between elements and white space perfectly. Great LIM entry, well done!

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Sharon
SharonUnited Kingdom
5/4/2016 2:32:40 PM #

So eye-catching! That plaid paper in the design you chose to follow is tremendous! Love it.
Thank you so much for sharing this with.
Sharon xx
"Less is More"

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Sid
SidUnited Kingdom
5/4/2016 7:41:22 PM #

Great card Joanne !

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Megan
MeganUnited States
5/5/2016 2:12:20 AM #

Love just that little bit of plaid peaking through!

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AlisonC
AlisonCUnited Kingdom
5/5/2016 6:23:47 PM #

Really simple but clever to have the paper peeping through like that. Lovely  paper too.

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Sarah G
Sarah GUnited Kingdom
5/5/2016 9:13:47 PM #

This is such a clever design!  Love the crisp lines and angles with the plaid showing through.  Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More, Joanne Smile

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hannelie Bester
hannelie BesterU.A.E.
5/6/2016 8:56:32 AM #

JoAnne this looks stunning!!!
Thanks for playing with my sketch at CTS!

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Chrissie
ChrissieUnited Kingdom
5/6/2016 10:31:53 PM #

This is a super design Joanne, it looks so fresh and is a great use of DP!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

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anne
anneUnited Kingdom
5/9/2016 7:01:03 AM #

Striking and stylish use of your DP Joanne!
Thanks so much for joining us
Anne
"Less is More"

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anja curvers
anja curversNetherlands
5/11/2016 7:20:36 AM #

Wow what a great way to use that patterned paper, great card. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

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bhavana kesarkar
bhavana kesarkarUnited States
5/13/2016 3:00:57 PM #

Great design, loved the use of word PLAID.Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

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