Yesterday was the day of the Annual Christmas Lunch that I've been sharing with two of my very good friends for the past 14 years. We normally have it at my house with a full English tea, but this year we broke with tradition and had it at C's house instead. Was a very nice change, and I was delighted to get to enjoy her Christmas decorations in her new house. G. and I brought a dish each and C. provided additional dishes plus dessert, all of which was divine. Afterwards, we had our gift exchange, and C's husband snapped a few pics. We've missed our day only once in all these years, and it is something we look forward to as a break in the holiday hustle and bustle.
Here are We Three Queens (G., C., and me!).
It is one of the few CAS (Clean and Simple) cards that I have made. CAS? Me?? But the challenge was out there, so I did my best. Of course there is still bling on it. I mean, let's not get crazy here.
The color challenge was white, gold and one other color for which I used red, a classic combination. I embossed the first layer with my trusty snowflake embossing folder.
Frosted Designs is having a 12 Days of Christmas challenge in which I'm trying to play catch-up as I only discovered them a few days ago and they were already on the 5th Day of Christmas. That, as we all know, means "5 golden rings." The challenge is to use 5 gold (or yellow) items on your project, so I used a soft metallic gold paper for the strip of paper, glittery gold snowflakes (there are three layered together), ribbon with golden threads, gold embossed greeting, and a golden rhinestone in the center of the snowflake.
Here is a picture of the snowflake showing how I've stacked three of them in graduating sizes. You can't very well see that there are three, but you can see how I've separated each one with a bit of a dimensional. And the rhinestone center.
The greeting layers were also popped up for dimension after first heat embossing the greeting using SU gold ep.
And that's it for this card. One thing about CAS cards - there aren't long lists of materials used. It kind of stops me short in my description of these kinds of cards. I do tend to ramble on, but CAS cards beg to be kept short. Hmmm. . .
So thank you for joining me today, and thank you C. and G. for a lovely afternoon!
Until next time, happy crafting!
Stamp: Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, gold glitter, gold shimmer (The Paper Studio)
Accessories: SU gold ep, gold rhinestone, ribbon, Snow Burst ef (SU), Word Window and Modern Labels punches (SU), SB Snowflake Pendant dies.
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