Monday, November 17, 2014

Rainbow Christmas Card


"The cat accepts your hospitality, but not your obligations."
                                                                       ------------------English saying


Hi, Friends.......

I am zooming through my all-night marathon of posts with this number 3 of 5!!!!



I am posting these for the Linky party at Jennifer Grace's 2014 Frosty Festivities.  It closes in a few short hours, so I am glad these posts are going quickly.  Who knows...I might even get some sleep before Little Peach wakes up!  (Not likely, since I drank a cup of coffee at 9 pm!!!!) 




This card was inspired by Jennifer's Rainbow Coloured Christmas Card post.  I don't think I've ever done a Christmas card in rainbow colors before so this was really fun.  And, look....It's CAS!!!!  I rarely ever do what I would truly call a CAS card, although I do a lot of simple geometrics.  But this one pretty much is. 

Instead of using individual colors of embossing powder, I cheated with the houses by using a big long rainbow ColorBox ink pad that Clearsnap sent me as part of a WCMD prize (THANKS, Clearsnap!!!).  I stamped and then heat-embossed with clear powder.


I held my breath while I stamped the greeting on with Black Soot Distress Ink... (Whew....it's straight!)....then mounted it on some glittery DCWV cardstock.  Some iridescent sequins for smoke finished it all off.

I absolutely LOVE how this card turned out!!!  It was fairly easy to do, too, so I might even make some more of these and send them to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.

Okay, that's it for this post.  Onward and upward to posts #4 and #5 which are a couple more card sets.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this set of cards in the following challenges:
1.  Frosty Festivities 2014 Linky Party
2.  My Craft Spot Challenge #57 - Sequins

3.  Vandicrafts' Artistry Challenge #17 - Home Sweet Home 
4.  My Craft Creations New challenge 10/11-22/11/2014 - Anything Goes
5.  Perfectly Rustics #36 Embossing

12 comments:

Karenladd said...

Oooh, I think this might be my favorite card from your crafting marathon so far! Loving the rainbow houses all in a row and yikes, that sequin smoke puff is so creative and fun! I believe this card alone justifies that long rainbow Colorbox ink pad! Huge applause!!

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Karen!! I'm glad you like this one, too. When I saw that rainbow inkpad, this long stamp immediately came to mind. It's like it was custom-made for it!! :)

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Janis

Sentimental Scrapper said...

Super cute card! I love the embossing and sequins coming out the chimney! Thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

Kimberly

Jennifer Grace said...

Errr, okay I am in love with the sequins-for-smoke! Brilliant card! Thank you for joining in with the Frosty Festivities challenge! x

Melissa Vandridge said...

I am also in love with the sequins for smoke! Cute card and brilliant idea. :) Thank you for sharing on this weeks Artistry Challenge. Melissa - Vandicrafts

Sharnee Torrents said...

Clever bit of embossing there dear Janis! Who would have thougth about rainbow Chrsitmas cards, very cool! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
Smiles SHarnee :)

Kim Butterworth said...

I really like how you have used the rainbow colours for Christmas and the sequins for smoke. Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics. Your cat is very cute!

Janis said...

I got so behind on replies. I apologize!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comments. I liked the sequins, too.

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Janis

Janis said...

For some reason, I never saw a bunch of these comments. Not sure what happened. THANKS, Jennifer!! Your kind words made my day......even though I just saw them for the first time a month later!!! :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Melissa. I am not sure how I had missed your comment before!! I appreciate your wonderful words of encouragement.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Sharnee!! Your sweet and encouraging comments are always a day-brightener!!! Sorry I didn't see this comment until now.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Kim!! I appreciate your visit and your kind comments!!

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Janis