Thursday, November 21, 2013

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - CAS-ual Christmas

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We are half way through the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge entitled CAS-ual Christmas.   CAS-ual Fridays Stamps is our sponsor for this challenge which means the LEAD for this challenge will win a $20 gift Certificate to CAS-ual Fridays stamps!

I am stretching myself waaay out of my comfort zone and going on to the CAS side for this card.  Chose to use this CAS(E) This Sketch sketch, as the poinsettia border was a perfect fit.

The colours are pulled from the inspiration picture, and are not your traditional Christmas colours, and I enjoyed mixing it up a bit.  Must admit, this card is sooo not my normal style, but it is growing on me.  That's what I love about this hobby - you can always grow as a stamper!

You can check out all the challenge details over on the Curtain Call Inspirations Challenge.  You have until November10th at 8:00 a.m. CST to complete a new card/project using the inspiration picture and linking it up accordingly.

Thanks for popping by and hope you can find some time to play along with us!

 

 

What's In It? 
Stamps:   Christmas Carols (CAS-ual Fridays Stamps)
Paper:  Black, White, Kraft (Stampin' Up)

Ink:  Black, Brocade Blue, Old Olive (Stampin' Up)  
Accessories:   Snowflake Punch (Martha Stewart), Button, Twine, Glue Dot, Dimensionals
  

20 comments:

Judy said...

Hi I just had to stop and tell you how pretty this card is....
Hugs,
Judy

Benzi said...

What a cool sketch and a very pretty Christmas card. I like it bunches.

cm said...

Marisa, I think your comfort zone has just expanded, because this is an eye-catching, beautiful card! The colours, patterns, bold sentiment and that amazing snowflake are such a striking combination. FABULOUS!
c

Lynn said...

Love this CAS goodness. You need to try this more often!

Maureen said...

blue and green are so pretty together! Just like the inspiration photo!

Stacey Schafer said...

so beautiful, Marisa!

Sheri (a.k.a PaperCrafty) said...

Lovely card, Marisa! Love the fabulous CAS design!

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic stamping Marisa! Way to get out of that comfort zone, something I am not good at. :)

Michele Gross said...

Oh wow! Just gorgeous!

Emily Keaton said...

What a cool design, Marisa! I love your take on the sketch. This is quite an eye-catching Christmas card!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Knew right away which sketch you used. ;) good for you, trying something new. Looks happy to me!

Sue said...

Superb take on both challenges Marisa! love all the pretty little flowers combined with the bold sentiment! :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you - stepping out! Well done - I sure like that MC stamp~

Ravengirl said...

How brave of you to use that sketch! I thought it was a particularly hard sketch to work with and you made it look so good!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this very striking card, Marisa! Excellent design and coloring!! Hugs, Darnell

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a great take on the sketch and inspiration photo Marisa. Love the colors and the rows of tiny poinsettias.

nwilliams6 said...

This is sooooo cool! I love your design and colors on this! Stunning! Hugz!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I think you did a great job stretching yourself, this is super cool.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Charming card Marisa!! LOVE the angled panels and sweet patterns and colors!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is so cool. I love how you have a lot of design and color on the card but still able to maintain a "easy mail" card that won't break the pocketbook.
Just beautiful!
Bear Hugs,
Carol