Sunday, 6 December 2015

Joy!

As Christmas approaches, one is filled with a sense of joy.  The beautiful decorations on the tree.  The wonderful lights along the streets.  The music---oh yes, the music!  That truly brings me joy.  How serendipitous, therefore, that Addicted to CAS has JOY as their theme.  With that in mind, I took the colours from the Create With Connie and Mary's challenge and got to work.

I wanted the word and the ornament to pop and so my base is the heavyweight Whisper White and my next layer is the "normal" Whisper White.  I've cut the corners for that layer using my Curvy Corner Trio punch plus the 1/8" Circle punch and then used my Scoring Stylus to score lines connecting the tiny circles.  I cut my JOY from Mossy Meadow cardstock and the ornament from Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  In order to have silver glinting through those beautiful cuts in the ornament, I cut a circle from the Silver foil using my 1 3/4" Circle punch.  The sprig of holly is fussy-cut from the Home for Christmas designer series paper.


Those little red dots in each of the corners?  I decided to cut some Red foil using my 1/8" circle punch and glued them into the holes I had originally punched.

This card is being entered into the Create with Connie and Marie Challenge

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This card is also being entered into the Addicted to CAS Challenge


And finally, this card is also being entered into the SIP Challenge

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22 comments:

  1. That's so clever Heidi - I love the way that your bauble is hanging off the 'joy' diecut and I adore the fussy-cut holly embellishment! Thank you for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Joanne. I love the holly design in that DSP. It's not that much fun to cut it out but it sure is pretty.

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  2. Heidi, your card is gorgeous! I love that you have your ornament hanging off of the "y" loop in joy! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamp Ink Paper for our cardmaker's choice challenge this week!

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    1. Thanks so much, Tina. It seemed more fun to have it hanging from the Joy!

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  3. The hanging ornament looks gorgeous Heidi. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper. Carolyn xx

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  4. Love your hanging ornament card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp Ink Paper :)

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  5. Lovely and simple! Perfect Christmas card! Thank you for joining us for the Stamp, Ink, Paper Card Maker's Choice Challenge! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Justin. I appreciate your comments.

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  6. Your layered ornament is so pretty!! ... and it looks perfect hanging from the "y" in JOY. Great design! Thanks for playing along at ATCAS.

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  7. Love how that elegant ornament coordinates with the beautiful script - and that was genius to hang it from the "y"! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chris. I wanted to keep it simple, without adding a branch. The "y" came in handy.

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  8. Oh, your red foil ornament looks so real against the crisp, white background! What a clever idea to hang it from the JOY diecut! Beautifully done! I'm so glad you played along with us at Create with Connie and Mary this week, Heidi!

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    1. Thank you so much for those wonderful comments, Jenny.

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  9. Your card is very elegant and your "joy" certainly does pop! It is striking on the Whisper White! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

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  10. Love the simplicity of your card but all the extra 'touches - the decorative corner, the layered ornament and the added holly on your ornament! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

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    1. Thank you so much, Mary. I wanted to keep it CAS but with a punch. I'm very happy with the finished result.

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  11. Oh...LOVE the ornament hanging off the JOY! Clever girl! And the holly spring on it is just the perfect touch! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

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    1. Thanks so much, Connie. The holly from the Home for Christmas DSP is so pretty when it's cut out.

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