Thursday, December 2, 2010

Not an Easel Card



Everyone does these wonderful easel cards, so I thought - hey, I can do that too! I actually DID one with this image, etc. and it turned out very nice. I kept wondering though if the recipient was going to figure out how to stand it up and all. I finally decided to just go ahead with it and sat down to take a few photos so I could post it here. THIS is where the problem started! I think I took about twenty pictures of the card and they all looked FAT, FAT, FAT! No matter what angle I photographed it from it still looked FAT! We're talking like about 500 pounds FAT too. So............I ditched that and made this card (extremely CAS) instead. I really like it even though, as I said, it's super CAS.

The image is from Snow Swirled (SU). I heat embossed it with the Egyptian Gold (Judikins) embossing powder. The gold ribbon I used had these little swirls in it and it really matched the image. Even still, the photo looks a little fat - although not the 500 pound kind.

This is for the following challenges:
Creative Inspirations Paint - inspired by the Midas Touch
The Paper Players - wet embossing.


Thanks for stopping by..............


Lynn

26 comments:

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lynn. The red is so striking and the image is awesome.

maryr917 said...

this is really a pretty cas card-love this image and the gold embossing-its perfect if you still need to mass produce like me

Monica said...

Wow Lynn, simply love this card... so STYLISH and so POSH and classy. Must be one of your BEST cards! Clean and simple things somehow always spell class.

I, too am trying my hand at heat embossing... tried it with pigment inks - did not work! So Zeenya insisted I get an embossing ink pad and it WORKED! Am so chuffed!

Hugs,

Monica

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Lyn.. This C&S car is absolutely stunning. I love the embossed image, incredibly striking and the colour combo's you've chosen are super! hugs Sharon

Rach said...

GORGEOUS!!! That red and gold are making me swoon! I LOVE "Snow Swirled" and have used it to make my Christmas cards the past two years. I had to refrain from doing so again this year, lol!

Anne Temple said...

I love your card; the red and gold are gorgeous. CAS cards are my favorite.

jaydee said...

Lynn, another amazing card. I love your color choices. The bow, the double layer ribbon and the bling on the Christmas tree all make it a stunning card. You know I love the CAS feel. Wonderful!
I hear you on the easel cards.. I am never sure if the recipient will think I've gone nuts and given them a puzzle they have to solve :-)
So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week.
Hugs
Jaydee

Crafty Creations said...

lol - a fat card! I hope it's feelings weren't hurt! Well, this one is so pretty. I think the last time you did gold embossing I said I would have to run out and get some and I forgot. Thanks for the reminder with this beauty!!!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

The card probably wasn't really that fat. Remember the saying, the camera adds 10 lbs.

This is really elegant and gorgeous and although it may be a CAS design there is nothing simple looking about it.

I haven't attempted any fancy folded cards myself and just for the reason you mentioned. I wasn't sure if the recipient would understand how the card was meant to open/stand. And it seemed odd to have to send instructions on how to open a card.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Love it Lynn. This card looks super slim to me and totally beautifully!!!
Smiles,
Lesley

Jenn said...

Great card! I don't think it looks FAT!! The colors are beautiful together! Love that tree too!

Happy Holidays!
Jenn

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Lovely card, love the colors you chose for it and that is one of my favorites, had it in my hand today :) The ribbon is gorgeous with the embossing, beautiful job. I am sure your easel card was just as beautiful, sometimes my clothes make me look fat also, of course I threaten my cat with Kitty Weight Watchers. :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this pretty card- I am with you- will the recipient know what to do with an easel card? LOL The ribbon is perfect with the design- love the Midas touch! Thanks for joining in the Creative Insp challenge again!

Anne Marie said...

Lynn, this is gorgeous!! I love the layers, the gold embossing and that perfect bow. (You used my favorite Snow Swirled set, too!) For the record, there are NO fat cards, Lynn! They are just "pleasantly plump"! Heehee! I know how you feel about easel cards though. I love them but I hesitate to make them for the same reasons. What if one of my non-crafty friends opens it up and says "This is odd...what do I DO with this?" Thanks for joining The Paper Players! Love it! :)

Laura said...

Lynn,This is gorgeous! and I Love the color combo.

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this beautifully embossed Christmas tree, Lynn, with its red rhinestones and fabulous matching swirly ribbon!! What a sensational card!!

Spelled With An I said...

Fat, lol. You kill me. I love the gold embossing powder. I need to break mine out! Good job!

Tina said...

At least you attempted an easel - You get several points for that! Your card's beautiful! That ribbon really compliments the embossed stamp. And no blobs...LOL!

Alissa said...

Oh wow, I love that the ribbon totally matches that image. I don't know how you do that!

Celebrating Creating said...

Hi again, Lynn-testing that profile update.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful! I love both ribbons! Such a fabulous bow! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Marilyn said...

Stunning Lynn... just perfect! I love the Kraft & red & your tree & ribbon are a perfect compliment.
You really do have a flair for using the nicest colour combos.

BarbaraW said...

Beautiful tree. The gold with just the red ornaments is very striking. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Carrie said...

LOL LYnn you're so funny! I love this card and I'm loving that stamp. I swore though I wouldn't buy anymore christmas sets but oh the more I see this image the harder it is to resist. Love it.

Nicole said...

Beautiful card! That tree is one of my favorite stamps!

Chris said...

Gorgeous card Lynn! I love all the swirls throughout!