Jun 132011

This year in designing  my Christmas cards the words “Clean and Simple” have become my mantra.  Don’t know how long it will last before the embellishments and layers, etc. start finding their way back into the designs, but for now I’m off to a pretty good start!

The top card was made for the Clean and Simple Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. Today’s challenge is a sketch.

There was a lot of masking done here, but I so love the effect of snowy hills.

The second card is a one layer card using only the card base.  There are no embellishments.  Doesn’t get much more CAS than that!

It uses masking fluid which was flicked on the card before sponging.

I had never heard of masking fluid until I saw this post on Heather Telford’s blog.  I loved it so much and have been wanting to try it ever since.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Crafting!


Card 1

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Teeny Trees

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White and True Black

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy

Accessories: Nestabilities Classic Circles and Classic Scalloped Squares; Metallic Silver Ribbon; Masking Paper

Card 2

Stamps: Waltzing Mouse Teeny Trees

Papers: Papertrey Ink Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Not Quite Navy and Night of Navy

Accessories: Masking Fluid; Masking Paper

18 Responses to “A CAS Christmas”

  1. These are absolutely fabulous, Susan!! Love them!

  2. Such a serene card, Susan. Wow you are getting an early start!

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  4. They are both beautiful, but the second is my FAVE!

  5. Susan, I LOVE the second card!! It’s simply Beautiful! Thanks for the masking fluid tips. What a neat product!

  6. Yes, these CAS cards are like a virus – once you are infected, you can’t stop making them… and honestly, both Christmas cards are gorgeous! One can really feel the snowy atmosphere – every Christmas card finished, means stress relieve by the end of the year!!

  7. These are both gorgeous cards! I LOVE the C&S look and all of those soft blues and simple tree images!

  8. I like your ideas! These are fabulous cards, Susan. If it weren’t for all those darn cute images to color… Good luck! I really love these cards!

  9. These are lovely, Susan. They make me want to jump right back into making snowy scenes right now!

  10. I think your mantra is Stunning and Simple. These are just beautiful, Susan.

  11. I think they are beautiful and perfect for Christmas! 🙂 great job getting them done in June!

  12. Wow! They are so unique and so beautiful! I love, love how you created backgrounds on both of them! Looks so amazing!

  13. Oh Susan, these are spectacular winter scenes. Your technique using masking fluid is pure genius. And the sponging on both cards is the bomb. What gorgeous designs.

  14. Especially love card #2 as it would be super simple for mass production. Can’t believe your inking and stamping for Christmas
    already…Wahoo for you ! Pat

  15. Theses are gorgeous. Masking fluid sounds like an interesting product. Love it here. Beautiful cards Susan.

  16. Oh my, Susan…what gorgeous Christmas cards and they are flat for mailing…shear genius, gf!!!!

  17. very pretty, I especially like the second card

  18. Well I’m amazed and I’ll sienltag this idea for my friends 40th birthday!!! That is, if you don’t mind! Love your blog…I have a blog…I just don’t blog! HA

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