Cardz 4 Galz # 159 – CAS

Welcome to another Cardz 4 Galz biweekly challenge!  Caz chose the theme for challenge # 159 and picked Clean and Simple.  When you are done here, I hope you will hop over to the challenge blog to check out the cards from all the other design team members.  There’s a great deal of inspiration all on one post!  

I’m a bit late, which seems to be the theme of my life this week, but here’s my card:


I only used Misty Moonlight and white cardstock for this card to keep it clean and, hopefully, simple.

Measurements and Such:

  • The Misty Moonlight base measures 4-1/4 inches by 11 inches and scored at 5-1/2 inches to create a tent card.
  • I used a scrap piece of white cardstock and a blending brush to create the Misty Moonlight circle.
  • The white cardstock for the top of the card started out as 4-1/4 inches by 5-1/2 inches. I didn’t trim it down to 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches until after I ran it through my Cut and Emboss machine using the pine needles 3D folder from the Wintry duo. This folder will fit in the mini Cut and Emboss, so I did have to run it through twice. Since it is a 3D folder, it’s better to wait until after the cardstock is embossed to trim it. I used dimensionals to raise up this layer.
  • While I was embossing, I also embossed the envelope flap.
  • The Christmas tree comes from the Whimsy and Wonder suite collection. There are two layers to the tree because I wound up with a happy accident. After cropping the first white tree, I thought it would be a good idea to color the whole tree with clear Wink of Stella. However, it was not such a good idea at all. That’s when I decided to crop another tree using the glossy white cardstock. I did purposely offset the top tree just a tiny bit to allow some of the Wink of Stella to show.
  • The sentiment also comes from the Whimsy and Wonder suite I stamped it in Misty Moonlight then very quickly added clear embossing powder. Then I use my heat tool to set it, then outlined the trimmed cardstock.
  • Next, I wrapped a piece of ribbon around the top layer and tied it in a simple square knot.
  • Three basic pearls finished the card off.

The Inside:

Here’s the inside, which is as clean and simple as the front:

  • As always, the inside cardstock measures 4 inches by 5-1/4 inches.
  • Both the sentiment and the tree can also be found in the Whimsy and Wonder suite collection.
  • I stamped off Misty Moonlight ink before stamping the tree. Then, I used a full inking for the little lights stamp.
  • Finally, I used the clear Wink of Stella to add a bit of bling on each of the lights on the tree.
  • I repeated the tree process on the front bottom left-hand corner of the envelope.
  • Tada! Done! I may be biased, but I think it turned out beautifully!

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Have a Peachy Day!


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