Sunday 23 January 2022


I've used this 'JOY' die many times but I think the silver and gold combination (for the CAS Christmas challenge) is one of my favourites.

I trimmed a piece of white hammer card so it was slightly smaller than the card blank, rounded the corners and attached it to the card.  I die cut the 'JOY' letters from silver mirri and embossed them.  The embossing gave me a 'happy accident'.  My embossing mat is scratched and I usually put a piece of paper between the card and mat to eliminate marking the card, but forgot to do that so have got a lovely textured finish to the letters!  These letters were then inlaid into the card, together with the white middle of the letter 'O'.  I die cut the fancy 'JOY' from gold pearlescent card and attached it over the top.

To make this card I used:
     6" x 4" white hammer card blank
     Creative Expressions 'Festive Collection - Joy' dies
     Woodware 'Corner Rounder' punch
     Snippets of white hammer card, silver mirri and gold pearlescent card

I am entering the following challenges:
     ABC Christmas Challenge - A for Anything Christmas
     CAS Christmas Challenge - Silver and Gold
     Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Anything Goes
     Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge - Anything Goes
     Love to Scrap - Anything Goes

Kath x


meg said...

Your happy mistake added great texture to the die cut letters,a beautiful card

Tina Z. said...

Stunning die and design.

Carol S. said...

A beautiful CAS card Kath and a pretty image. Stay safe, hugs, Carol

Pat said...

This is a beautiful die and looks beautiful in gold and silver Kath and great for the challenge. x

Stamps and Paper said...

Loveky CAS Christmas card Kath,,


Sarn said...

What a lovely CAS festive card Kath. LOVE the simplicity and oodles of white space.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Sue said...

Hi Kath, That is a lovely elegant card. Sue

Julia Aston said...

Love the subtle texture on your white card base Kath - and that JOY die cut is just beautiful with its scrolls - so pretty in the gold outline and silver letters! Thank you for joining in my CAS Christmas Challenge this month! Julia xx

Valerija said...

Fantastic card. So elegant.
Valerija xx

JulieP said...

Love the two toned metallics. Such a beautifully elegant CAS card. Thank so much for playing with us at the HLS Christmas challenge!

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x