Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Elegance for Merry Monday #50


The Merry Monday challenge #50 is to create an "elegant" Christmas card.

I consider this to be CAS elegance, and I'm really pleased with the way it turned out.  All SU! products were used for this card. The image is from Christmas Blessings, the sentiment is from Contempo Christmas and the border was done with a fancy scallop punch. I embossed the image and sentiment with gold ep onto red cardstock, and embossed a long strip of white cardstock with gold ep to use for the punched borders. I love that this card will require only one stamp to mail because no other embellishments seem to be needed. I liked this card so much that I made a set of them...


These are so quick and easy to make that I will probably make some more in different colors.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a fabulous week!

Carol

17 comments:

Di said...

These are gorgeous Carol, really elegant - and a great way to beat postage costs :)

Hugs, Di xx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This is one striking card, my friend!

Benzi said...

I agree, this is very elegant. Love all the gold embossing against the red. You're going to have your Christmas cards made by the end of May. Wouldn't that be grand?

StampTramps said...

I marvel at how you can work on Christmas cards at any time during the year. This is a real beauty, for sure! I'm adding this one to my bag of CASE-ing tricks!

Wendy said...

OMWord, i'm trying to pick my jaw up off my laptop!! LOL These are GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL & VERY ELEGANT, Carol!! Love how simple and easy they are but pack such a punch! Gorgeous embossing and I love the gold border paper! WOWZERS!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Wendy said...

Did I say how much I love these??!!

jimlynn said...

Clean and simply and VERY elegant!!! Love that design and all the gold is wonderful. Beautiful!
Lynn

Julia said...

Love these cards!!!! I love that you were able to duplicate the process without difficulty on so many lovely cards!!!

An Ordinary Moment said...

Carol, these are stunning! I love the red with the gold and white! Gorgeous stamp! Wow, you've been so busy, look at all the wonderful cards you've been working on! You're amazing!

Donna Hanley said...

This card definitely is an example of elegant. I love it. It was a great idea to embossing the white with gold so all golds on the card would match perfectly. Wonderful job that I'm sure I'll case when I ever get around to making cards again. Talk soon my friend.

Mandy said...

Beautiful cards Carol, they really are elegant.
I so need to learn not to cover mine in embellies & make some flat cards to keep the postage costs down.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, your comment made me laugh so much & I guess you won't be wanting an invite round for pancakes lol.
hugs Mandy xx

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card Carol, I love CAS look. The red and gold look fantastic together. Thank you for playing along with us for Merry Monday this week.

Shannon White said...

Definitely Elegant Miss Carol!! Love the embossed gold with the red!! And even better that they can be mailed with just one stamp!! ;-)

Hugs
Shannon

Bonnie said...

This definitely is CAS elegance, Carol! And do I count 6 cards? Perfect for mailing and gorgeous to boot! Thanks for sharing them with us at Merry Monday!

Judy May said...

This is a great design, Carol and so elegant in red and gold. Fabulous that you got to make a few of them as well. Thanks for playing at Merry Monday with week.

JD said...

So stunning! Really like these cards, makes want to go find my gold embossing powder!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Carol this is such an elegant set of cards! The gold border really sets of the red and your gold embossing is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!