Joy To You And Yours CCS 526

by Joanne James21. November 2023 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & SketchesThis week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Nancy has asked that we include three elements overlaid with a sentiment. Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.


For my card today I decided to embrace the interesting colour palette over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and create a simple Christmas card using my Alphabet A' La Mode Dies - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

For today's card I used a dark Pebbled Path background, and having added some tone-on-tone ink around the edge of the base to add depth, I flicked the surface with some watered-down white ink for some snow splatters. I added a trio of letters to spell the word JOY for my 3 elements and cut these from white cardstock, then overlaid these with a sentiment stamped in Berry Burst from the retired 'Peace and Joy' stamp set (there is an equivalent one in the current 'Merry & Bright' stamp set).  so that they would stand out against my Pebbled Path background:

 Some diecut holly leaves and berries and a sprinkling of rhinestones complete my clean and simple card design. I wasn't sure about this colour palette when I saw it, but I ended up liking my card so much that I made two! Here;s another photo with my inside sentiment too:


I'm also linking this card up for a second entry over at Less Is More where the theme is 'Anything CAS Goes'. 

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy 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. 

Enjoy your day and I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (11) -

Nancy Elrick
Nancy ElrickCanada
11/21/2023 4:43:03 PM #

This is a perfect interpretation of my sketch!!!  I love it!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
11/22/2023 5:52:11 PM #

So beautiful, Joanne, LOVE this in our colors!  I so enjoy CAS cards in color, too - brilliant!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
11/22/2023 8:16:10 PM #

Beautifully simple - and I love the sparkly gems!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/22/2023 9:11:43 PM #

Ab Fab! LOVE this card, with the simple white 'joy' on the dark but snow splattered background. What an inspired creation!

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
11/23/2023 1:28:13 AM #

Gorgeous!  Love the pebbled path--those bright colors really pop off it!!  Thanks for sharing with us at SUOC!

Tammy Fite
Tammy FiteUnited States
11/23/2023 1:28:58 AM #

I meant Less is More!! haha!!!  Got my teams mixed up!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
11/24/2023 7:56:58 PM #

Haha - occupational hazard, I've done that before too Tammy! Thanks for popping by!

Kathy Kirby
Kathy KirbyUnited Kingdom
11/23/2023 9:41:11 AM #

Popped across from LIM to admire your entry but you have also made it fit the sketch challenge perfectly - well done to you


Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
11/24/2023 12:47:51 PM #

Oh my gosh....simple perfection!!! I have a Christmas card class coming up and I would love to case this design for the class! Thanks for the inspiration, Joanne, and thanks for playing along with us at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
11/24/2023 7:59:07 PM #

Hi Jenny - so glad you like me card! Feel free to CASE my card for your class with pleasure - hope your customers love it too!

NeilUnited Kingdom
11/29/2023 3:27:35 PM #

Lovely combination of challenges, colours and layers. CAS too - brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Less is More.

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