Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Basket of Holly



I'm here with a second post in one day and I don't usually do that. I don't know if I'll make another card this week or not. I'll just have to wait and see what is going on in my life by Friday.

I recently bought this basket of holly stamp and I like it even better than I thought. It was easy to color and I just love it for a CAS card.

I entered this card into the challenge at Splitcoaststampers, CC453 which is a color challenge. The colors we were to use were SU Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Baked Brown Sugar. I subbed BBS for Crumb Cake. That is allowed if you don't have the specific colors.

The strips of paper are my cardstock so I could use the colors required but stay CAS


I colored with Copics:
R39, R37, R35.......YG61,YG63..........E70, E71

Stamps-Stampendous Cling Holly Basket, Stampabilities Handwritten Merry Christmas

My card is also entered into the challenge at Oozak---#26-- Holidays and Anything Goes
I would also like to enter my card into the challenge at CAS on Sunday-challenge #21-One Layer Wonder

26 comments:

Marisa said...

Great OL card!

Donna Hanley said...

Oh I love this stamp and the way you make such a elegant CAS card. Fabulous coloring.

jimlynn said...

Well, I'm glad you posted twice today so I could see this wonderful CAS card! I can see why you'd like that stamp too - very pretty!!!! Love the strips of paper under the sentiment!
Lynn

Carol L said...

This is fantastic!! I love anything with holly, and your coloring brought this to life! Those tiny strips of cardstock are a genius embellishment!

Cathy said...

So energetic ! This is really pretty! I love it!

MaryH said...

Beautiful image and beautifully colored. I really liked the line trimming at the bottom. Very classy with this lovely card. TFS & Hugs.

Davi said...

Brenda I love the image, so beautiful and Christmasy looking!! YOu always make the cas look so elegant :)

Donna Ellis said...

Your image is perfectly designed for a CAS car like this, Brenda. Love your shading so the bottom holly leaves are darker than the upper leaves - so pretty! I envy how straight your 3 lines under the sentiment are. Wonderful card! Thank you for sharing your recipe, too! hugs, de

Ajascha said...

Oh, das ist eine wunderschöne Karte, Brenda. Das Motiv gefällt mir sehr gut und der Stempelspruch passt perfekt dazu, er hat ein tolles Design. Die drei Steifen runden die Karte schön ab.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Charlene said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Winner. Period. Plus, I'm having a little trouble catching my breath, Brenda, because that was a HUGE gasp that happened when I saw this impeccably perfect OLC!! Hugs, Darnell

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful CAS card you did a very nice job as always tfs!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Well this one has my name on it, I love it!

Emily Keaton said...

How gorgeous! you colored that pretty basket of holly perfectly. Such a nice CAS design!

Ellen said...

Beautifully done my friend! Those 3 strips of paper look fabulous and your coloring is superb girl!

Sassy Raggedy said...

How lovely Brenda...Beautiful coloring and such a wonderful card. Love how you used the cardstock for added color...Hugz, joann

Dr Sonia S V said...

Love the shading you have achieved on the green leaves Brenda
Cheers
Dr Sonia
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Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a gorgeous basket, and beautifully coloured too. Hope you've had a good week :)

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!! Beautiful coloring on your basket!!! Love the strips underneath the sentiment, card stock, right? How did you get such perfect TINy strips???

nwilliams6 said...

Great coloring and such a pretty CAS card Brenda! This is a wonderful Christmas card! Hugz!

JD/ Jill said...

This is what I call a perfect card! Great job with the color challenge, I always find CAS cards difficult to do...but you certainly aced it with this beautifully colored card!

NanaConnie said...

So simple and beautiful, Benzi! Fab coloring on that holly and basket.

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful basket of holly! And I love the 3 little strips of cardstock!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

So simple, yet so elegant. I need to take my queue from this card and implement it into my Christmas cards for this year so I won't go broke mailing mine...lol Love it.
Bear Hugs,
Carol
Happy Thanksgiving too!!!!

Shirley said...

How very elegant! I really really like what you did with the with the lines of color below the sentiment. I am going to CAS that!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS and beautiful....it is amazing that simplicity can still carry such a 'punch' of appeal