Monday, May 3, 2021

May CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Foliage and Berries

 Today's the day for the May CAS Christmas Challenge to be posted.  Christine is our hostess this month and she would like us to use Foliage and Berries  on our clean and simple cards.

Here is the card I created.  I used the Holly Joy die from Frantic Stamper, cutting it out of white card and also out of black fun foam.  I glued the two pieces together to give it depth and added die cut berries from Winter Leaves by Sizzix.  The berries were cut out of red glitter cardstock from Michaels.  The card base was cut out of white card using Noted: Scalloped Square die from PTI.  The background layer was cut with Marvelous Squares - an older Spellbinders Die.

Here's a view from the side showing the depth the black foam adds.

Please join us this month to get a head start on your Christmas cards!  You'll find the challenge details, lots of inspiration from the Design Team and our lovely May Guest Designer, Robyn,  all over at CAS Christmas!



Paper: White - PTI, red glitter cardstock - Michaels.
Accessories: Holly Joy Die - Frantic Stamper, Berries from Winter Leaves Thinlit Dies - Sizzix, Marvelous Squares Dies - Spellbinders, black fun foam.

12 comments:

Bonnie said...

An awesome die and I love how you've added the black layer to make it stand out even more! Awesome card, my friend!

Linda said...

Julia, this is so elegant and beautiful. Love everything about it. The pretty card frame and the Joy die. Lovely card.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a pretty Holly Christmas card, Julia! The black foam shadow effect is wonderful, and the die-cut sentiment embellished with the holly stands out even on the white-on-white setting. Love the sparkle from the glittery red berries and the beautiful framing!
Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

Julia your die cut sentiment is so elegant layered and backed in black. Love the effect :)

Mac Mable said...

Wow what fabulous die cuts, love the black layer behind that wonderful sentiment. A stunner x.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW...this is BEAUTIFUL Julia and I love, LOVE the addition of the black foam behind the JOY for added depth and dimension! The red glittered berries for a pop of color make this white on white beauty totally stand out...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Loll said...

Very special card Julia! LOVE the gorgeous layered dies for the base ... so very pretty with all the details. Your die-cut JOY with holly and berries looks AMAZING with the black bottom layer. It adds such wonderful contrast and so much depth. The glittery berries are the icing on the cake! :) Amazing work! xx

Susan said...

Fabulous die! Love the way the black foam casts a shadow and really helps the holly stand out.

Colleen said...

OMG Julia, that die is amazing. And I love the depth with the black foam for dimension. What a perfect card with so much fun details!

Barb Ghig said...

How clever you are to use black fun foam to create dimension on the foliage, Julia! I also love how you added a pop of color with your bright red berries and how you framed your focal point...such a beautiful Christmas card! xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Julia, the effect of the black foam is so striking, love it! That is one gorgeous die too, beautiful focal point with the pops of red, and the fancy framing, Cathy x

Trina P. said...

So beautiful and elegant... black and white with a pop of glittery red! Fabulous die and you’ve featured it perfectly.