Monday, November 23, 2009

CAS42 - Snowflake Window

This week's Clean and Simple challenge on Splitcoast is a technique challenge: sponging. I've wanted to make a card with an oval "window" for some time, and I thought this challenge was the perfect opportunity!

Well, I can't seem to stop making Christmas cards right now, so I decided to pull out my Serene Snowflakes set and created a snowflake window. To make the window, I cut a template out of a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of scrap cardstock using my oval Coluzzle and layered it over the top of my card front. I used a sponge to swipe Whisper White craft ink around the inside of the oval and stamped the snowflakes before removing the template. Next, I stamped the sentiment (from All Holidays) with Soft Suede ink and added some paper-piercing around the oval. I used some Whisper White satin ribbon and Button Latte designer buttons to finish off the card. The buttons were a last-minute touch and I really like how they complete the card.

I hope you like this week's CAS card. If you'd like to play along, you can find out more information on the CAS challenge forum. Have a great Monday!

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Whisper White craft ink, Soft Suede
Accessories: Coluzzle (oval), Whisper White satin ribbon, Button Latte designer buttons, hemp twine, Mat Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool

5 comments:

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Love your window! I'm definitely going to have to CASE this one!! :-) Thanks for the fabulous inspiration!

Julie Davison said...

Beautiful! I love the stitching around the oval!

Olgy said...

I'm loving this CAS card! The white sponging on the darker background, the piercing and the button embelishments all look great.

Heather said...

So soft and serene...absolutely love this!

Emily said...

Oooo, this is soooo pretty Jen! Your piercing and those buttons are the perfect touch!