So, how does this challenge work? It's easy! Each week you'll be given you a card to CASE and ... you CASE it! It's as easy as that. If you've never CASEd a card before, here's how you play along:
- Look at the photo of the card to CASE;
- Be inspired by some elements of the card - the colours, layout, image, embellishments, etc
- Make a card based on that inspiration and link it up at CASE-ing Christmas Challenge Blog by Noon (CST) on Thursday January 8th 2015.
And that's all there is to it. Our first CASE card is this super elegant creation by Mynnette Kitchen. Lots of ideas here and I can't wait to see how this project inspires you.
I was inspired by the sumptuous gold, pearls, the bird and Mynn's sketch. My background is a rich gold vellum paisley design from Papermania's Signature Collection. Here's a tip for ya: no matter how opaque the patten is on vellum, your regular tape adhesive will show through... as you can see in the bottom half of this card. Always learning something new! LOL. Do yourself a favour and use vellum friendly adhesive :) I've used gold ribbon for the central panel in Mynn's sketch.
The partridge on the pear branch is form Chocolate Baroque's Turtle Doves set, heat embossed in black and coloured with Caran d'Ache Supracolor Soft II Metallic Gold. The greeting is from Clearly Besotted's Be Merry set. There are also gold and white Liquid Pearls and stitching with gold thread to finish the card.
Now it's your turn to make a Christmas card by CASE-ing Mynn's creation. Winners of Challenge #1 will be announced on, Wednesday 14 January 2015.
You'll find more ideas over at the DT's blogs: Mynn ... Donna ... Ellen ... Pat ... Steph.
Challenges for this card:
CHNC Extra January: AG Christmas
Sparkles Christmas #48: Christmas Critter with a Splash of Glitter
Christmas Card All Year 'Round Jan: AG Christmas
Christmas Card Challenge #4: AG Christmas
CHNC #209: AG Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbons #109: Look What I Got With Ribbon - gold ribbon
Before you run off to your craft room, here's some FABULOUS news: we have BLOG CANDY to give away! You win the candy by following the CASE-in Christmas Challenge Blog either on Blog Lovin' or Email (see the sidebar) and commenting on challenge posts when you have done one of these things. If you comment AND link up with our challenge, you'll get TWO chances that week!
There will be FIVE winners of small gift packs of stamps--all holiday themed! The prizes will be SHIPPED INTERNATIONALLY! The blog candy opportunity will last the entire month of January, so invite your friends! Winners will be chosen from each week of challenge post comments. To maximise your chance of winning and make sure you play along every week!