This week our Christmas cards for 52 Christmas Card Throwdown use a CAS sketch, meaning Clean and Simple. By the time I added my sentiment, I'm not sure I left enough white space, but, oh well, that's the style I'm still trying to learn. I resisted added more than one embellishment, which was the baker's twine bow. Here's the 3rd sketch for this year:
The Perfect Sentiments Challenge #22 is to use a Christmas sentiment. I love this sentiment, so I looked through my stamps for borders that would go with it. I heat embossed each row of gifts with Versamark ink and embossing powder. I tried to mat the sentiment with shapes the same color as the gift borders for more interest and added a bow on top so it would also look like a gift. To keep it Clean and Simple I had to resist the temptation to add more bling, but maybe on a different card. . .
6.5" x 5" Christmas Card Recipe:
Paper - Bazzill and Recollections cardstock
Stamp - Close To My Heart "Holiday Trinkets"(gift border), "Christmas Magic" (retired sentiment)
Inks - Versamark, Memento Tuxedo Black
Other - CTMH embossing powders - Cranberry, Crystal Blue; Stamp 'n' Stuff Topiary; Baker's Twine; Spellbinder's nestabilities