Friday 25 August 2017

A perfectly CAS holiday

Today, I have a one-layer Christmas card for you using non-holiday stamps.

Earlier this week, Susan Raihala challenged the followers of her blog, Simplicity, to create a holiday card using non-holiday stamps, and I had just the right stamp to have a go.

The fern stamp (Optimism leaf by Sheena Douglass) arrived earlier this month as one of the items in a surprise 'grab bag' that I had ordered from a UK-based craft shop. When I first opened the big envelope, I thought I had received someone else's order, since I would never have ordered any neon green stickles lol, but the surprise package also contained this pretty rubber stamp.
I inked the stamp up with 2 shades of green (Forest Glades and Evergreen by Altenew) and then added my baubles using circle stamps from a neglected stamp set by Hero Arts/BasicGrey, Best of the Best) in Candied apple Distress oxide ink. I used a red water-based marker and a T-ruler to add my strings. To finish things off, I rounded the bottom corners with my 1/4" corner chomper.

LIM - #342 Perfect holiday

CAS on Friday - #115 One-layer wonder

ATSM - #256 Anything goes


  1. A great way to use your non-holiday stamps. So resourceful and a wonderfully CAS design too.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

  2. A super Christmas card using non-holiday stamps and fabulous CAS design.
    Thank you for joining us at Less is More.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Pauline (Guest Designer) - Crafting with Cotnob

  3. You rocked Susan's challenge with this beautiful fern evergreen CASlicious Christmas card, Marianne! It's just right for all the other challenges, too!! Hugs, Darnell

  4. What a great idea for a holiday card... I've been thinking I'd some time try to find a non-holiday stamp that would work for a Christmas card but I haven't got myself into doing it yet! I love the simplicity of this design and the letter-stamps. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

  5. How pretty - and what a great take on that challenge!

  6. Simple CAS brilliance. Loads of wonderful white space. Superb choice of a perfect holiday and a really striking festive card. Thanks for playing along at Less is More with us.

  7. Brilliant CAS card, love how you have used the little circle letters for baubles ;)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  8. What an awesome card...and perfect for my impromptu challenge. Love that fern stamp!

  9. I love your card! How clever to use a fern stamp for a Christmas card -- it goes to show that getting creative with materials increases the possibilities. And you're a much, much better photographer than I am!

  10. I love ferns! What a lovely card and absolutely looks seasonal.

  11. What an Awesome Christmas card. You were so smart to use a fern stamp for Christmas. I must go look at my fern stamps. Thanks

  12. A great christmas card.Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
    Shylaa DT@ATSM