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3/16/2018

CAS Christmas Card - Holly

Good Morning and welcome - it's another sunny Friday here at this house, but we are expecting rain a bit later. Right now, the laundry is washing (mattress cover - which takes forever to dry, and then bedsheets); DH has gone to breakfast with Bro #2, and I'm having my coffee and some delicious fresh bakery cheese bread. Yummy - won't you come and join me?


There's a new CAS Challenge going on, and I've been trying to get a card made, in between the St. Pat's and Easter cards I needed. Saw a video that looked interesting so pulled out the DOX and worked on a background. Here 'tis.

 
First, here's the Youtube link: Patina Rusted Cards.   I pretty much did the same inks as Karen did, but I added in some Spiced Marmalade when smooshing the blue.



 
 
- DOX Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Broken China, Spiced Marmalade using 140# water color c/s
 
- Tim Holtz Sizzix Mixed Media Christmas Thinlits 661602  (For the Holly a snippet of package cardboard was used)
 
- S/Binders SPBS4904 Scored & Pierced Rectangles
 
- Rangers Queen's Gold EP for the Holly (2 coats) and the sentiment, which was from a clear Hero Arts Christmas set
 
The CAS Christmas Challenge is open until March 24, so hope to see you there with some CAS Holly!
 
Will be doing the 6th Blogaversary Candy draw very shortly and announcing the winner. Watch this space!
 
Hugs & come again when you can.
 
 


41 comments:

  1. A fabulous card Mary - fabulous colours and beautiful background.
    Kath x

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  2. Beautiful card! Love that gold holly and pretty background!

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  3. WOW! Beautiful card Mary. I love the background and also the way you did the holly. So pretty!
    Lynn

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  4. I love your card, Mary! The background looks amazing and the gold holly leaves and gold embossed sentiment accent it perfectly! This has such a sophisticated look - I love it!

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  5. Hi Mary, Sounds like you had a nice stgart to the day

    Fantastic card.

    Hope you have a lovely weekend. Sue

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  6. Stunning card, Mary, very elegant and stylish. Your fresh bakery cheese bread sound delicious, I wish I could hop on a plane and join you! xx

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  7. Wow! Such gorgeous result you had, love this "Patina Rusted Card"! I have never tried this technique, thanks for sharing the link!
    Have a lovely day, the start seems good! :D Hugs

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  8. Gorgeous background Mary. I'm going to check out the technique and give that a try. Love the colours and will remember about adding some Spiced Marmalade. The holly is beautiful with the two coats of gold embossing on top ... amazing the difference the second coat makes to create such a beautiful, smooth finish. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

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  9. A beautiful card Mary, such a fabulous background - your gold embossed holly looks so dimensional.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
    x

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous Mary, it's a fabulous design and I love the background design and colours, Kate x

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  11. I would love to join you for cheesy bread Mary....yum I can just taste it!! It's going to turn snowy here again apparently and there was me thinking that spring was on the way!! Now your card...it's fantastic, I love the background and the golden holly is gorgeous xx

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  12. Gorgeous card Mary, love your beautiful background and wonderful decoration.
    Pam x

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  13. I LOVE how the golden holly stands out against that fabby background! WOW, what an amazing card! Thanks for the invite - I'd love to taste that cheese bread :)

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  14. Really lovely card Mary, love the gold holly and the lovely background.

    Kath x

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  15. Wow Mary this looks fantastic. I love your background colouring and the holly is gorgeous. Well done with your recycled packaging too. Barbxx

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  16. Wow what a wonderful effect with the double embossing on the holly. Fabulous background using the oxides and smooshing. Amazing card x The cheese bread sounds good to me x

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  17. This is so artistic and gorgeous, Mary!! I love the colors!! The texture is amazing!! So stunning!! I love the technique you used!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  18. What rich, elegant holly, Mary! It's so pretty against the DOX background! I need to go check out that video! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

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  19. Oh wow, Mary, the gold holly looks awesome! What a classy card!

    love Mags B x

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  20. Thanks for the link Mary, I have some Patina and love the result of your card.x 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

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  21. This is a gorgeous background Mary and the double embossed gold holly looks fabulous over the top. Personally I think your result was nicer than Keren's, maybe it was the Spiced Marmalade DI that did it, and it is framed beautifully by the scored frame and a pretty pierced edge to the inked background itself. I love that gold embossed sentiment too. x

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  22. Hi Mary wow and double wow your card is amazing ,love it,well done my friend xx

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  23. amazing Mary, I really want to do some smooshing with my DOX inks.

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  24. Gorgeous!! Love the colors!!

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  25. This is beautiful. I love the DOX background and the gold holly really pops on it. Have a great weekend.

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  26. What a shame I didn't read your invitation to coffee until today, I would have loved to have joined you :)

    I am amazed at the beauty of your card Mary, what a wonderful effect and so VERY elegant with a gorgeous and so rich colour combo, GORGEOUS.
    Faith
    x

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  27. Wow, wow and wow!!! This card is stunning Momma Mary! I love the background you created and can't wait to go and watch the video. I love how your did your holy leaves as well, the gold is so beautiful. And then of course there is the dry embossed frame which lets all this just shine! Love it!!! Hugs, Brenda

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  28. Oh my gosh Mary this is so elegant and I adore that background. You know what I bought some oxides a while back and haven't even taken the wrappers off them. How bad is that. Off to watch the video link now. Hugs Mrs A.

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  29. Oh Mary, your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the beautiful background colors and the embossed holly leaves!
    Hugs,
    Pam

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  30. What a rich and elegant card design with all that golden holly. This is so gorgeous!

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  31. Oh wow Mary, this card is gorgeous! I love the Oxide background and the embossed holly leaves are stunning. A very elegant and stylish card! Hugs, Anne xx

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  32. Wow! this is outstanding : ) I love everything about your elegant card!!

    Patti

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  33. Mary, I forgot to say Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

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  34. Fabulous card! Wonderful background, beautiful heat embossed holly! Thanks so much for linking to Karen's video tutorial on that great technique. I'll be trying that for sure. And thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

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  35. This is gorgeous, Mary! Amazing background and love the holly against it. Will have to check out that technique video. Thank you for taking a break from your Easter cardmaking to join us at CAS Christmas. x

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  36. WOW absolutely stunning card Mary love the embossed holly and fabulous background
    Carol x

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  37. What a fantastic card Mary. Love the background, it really sets the gold holly leaves perfectly.

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  38. Wow, this is so stunning with the non-traditional Christmas or holly colors! LOVE that gold embossed holly! Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas challenge! Come back next month!

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  39. Wow, gorgeous and artistic background, Mary! (Thanks for sharing the technique video link.) I love the beautiful depth of colors and your heat-embossed holly sprig. Coating it twice really makes a difference! Thanks again for sharing this stunning card at CAS Christmas! Hideko

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  40. Congratulations on the shout out and Outstanding Design over at The CAS Christmas challenge with your fabulous card x

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  41. Wow, Mary!! I missed this one and am so glad you got well-deserved recognition from CASXMAS so I could see it there and come over to congratulate you! It's stunning!!! Hugs, Darnell

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