Wednesday, November 16, 2011

It's that time of year...

Christmas card buffet time! I am actually doing the buffet twice this year, but with the same 10 cards, and *blush* I'm going to be CASEing a lot. Here's the first one, which is a CASE but one that I played around with some. The original card was shown at the Louisville regional and posted by Linda Heller (among others I'm sure). Here is my version, using the Paper Players color challenge of Always Artichoke, River Rock and Riding Hood Red:



I love that we now have a tool for making easy scored backgrounds! I used 1/2" score lines and sponged the River Rock panel with artichoke ink. Actually I sponged everything, LOL. Once you start it's hard to stop! The image from Bells & Boughs was colored with blender pen and reinkers so I could shade a little bit. I used one of the circles from the Pennant die for the layer behind my image. The rest of the card is pretty simple: a sentiment from Four the Holidays, vanilla and artichoke layers, RHR card base, three gold brads, and some artichoke seam binding.

I promise to show you another card buffet offering with my OCC challenge on Saturday. I can't guarantee I will make it back this week to post any of the others, but I will try! Thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful holiday card! And I love your scored background.

LeAnne said...

This is just lovely...CAS appeals to me so much! To get the diagonal scores, do you trim the corners of a square piece, or line it up diagonally on the Simply Scored? I haven't been able to master this yet...but I want to! Thanks for playing with my Paper Player Color Challenge this week!

Nance Leedy said...

Oh this is just fabulous Lori! I love the scored background--such a subtle and elegant touch and the layout is just perfect! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

Ann Schach said...

Clean, classy and oh, so pretty! I love the scoring! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Susan Joyce said...

Nice combination of design elements Lori. Thanks for playing at The Paper Players this week.

Julie Marshall said...

Gorgeous card! Your background is fabulous. I will definitely have to give that a try. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Lori, this is so pretty! I am loving the detail in the scoring. This is so fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the paper Players! :) Hugs!

Lesley said...

Great use of the scored lines, the colouring is nice too Lori. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.
Smiles,
Lesley