CAS Christmas August Reminder

Happy Friday, Everyone!

Today is the mid-month reminder
CAS Christmas Challenge.

Hideko is our hostess this month. 

The challenge prompt is Tree.

Be sure to make it Clean and Simple.
I wanted to do something a little different than my norm.  So I used a faux enamel tree die that I created during our CAS Design Team crafty retreat.  Bonnie and I met at her house and then Skyped with the rest of the ladies who were all together in Canada.  So, my card was pretty easy - die cutting the panel, gold embossing the sentiment and adhering the tree to the middle.

Stop by the CAS Christmas blog and check out the rest of the team's projects.  We have two new team members joining us this month, Colleen and Linda. Also, Barb is our guest designer for the month too.  So there's lots of fabulous talent to see!

Then don't forget to play along with us, creating your own CAS Christmas card featuring a Christmas tree.  You have until August 24th to play along and build up your Christmas card stash!  Who knows, you may even be one of our monthly winners!

Card Supplies:
STAMPS: Sentiment - 
PAPER:  White cardstock - Neenah Crest Solar White 110lb.
Ink: Versamark.
Extras: Gold emboss powder (WoW); Various emboss powders for tree; Lacy scalloped die (Gina Marie Designs); Tree die - Woodlands Thinlit (Tim Holtz Sizzix).


Barb Ghig said...

Such a beautiful tree, Nance! I love your elegant border and that you chose gold embossing for your sentiment...a lovely CAS Christmas card!

Thank you again for having me along as GD for the August Challenge!

nancy littrell said...

Your faux enamel die cut tree is absolutely Stunning, Nance. I love how you kept the rest of your card all white and added the Lacey die cut border and your gold embossed sentiment. TFS my friend. Hugs

Leanne said...

Oh wow, friend that is so gorgeous, love it, way to go!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this is such a gorgeous faux enamel tree, Nance! I love the rich colors! The simple gold heat-embossed sentiment and the white-on-white Lacy scalloped frame panel enhances the beauty of the tree. Your photo styling is fantastic too. Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

very elegant tree, I really need to pull this one out. I love it so much :)

Trina P. said...

Simple, yet striking! Your faux enamel tree is beautiful. Love the rectangle diecut frame. xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is a wow! card. I love the beautiful tree and how the embossing powders melted. Just beautiful. That is a lovely Gina Marie die too.

Bonnie said...

Love how your tree turned out, Nance! Wasn't that fun and we got such different results with each die cut! Your gold sentiment that mimics the tall tree and lacy edge make this so elegant, my friend!

Susan said...

Wonderful colours and texture in your faux enamel tree! I love the simplicity of the card with the beautiful vertical Joy and the elegant lacy border.

Linda said...

Another great encrusted jewels, tree. It is fantastic. Love the border around your card. Beautiful..., Nance. Hope you are having a great weekend.

Loll said...

Your tree is so pretty Nance!! Great work with the encrusted jewel technique. It is so fun to do, isn't it?? And the results are so pretty ... it really become a piece of jewelry on a card. Love the pretty border on your card base. xx