I also decided to add this card to the Addicted to CAS 3rd. Birthday, Challenge #77, DIMENSION blog...not sure (once again), if this is CAS enough, but someone will tell me if it's not, I am sure...
I decided to go with the traditional Christmas theme, and, as my head was still full of my previous card with the dimensional insert frame, I decided I might just as well get it out of my system and make another. I find that I do get a bit focused on whatever has caught my eye recently and until I have made one or two, ironed out any bugs and know just how things work, I tend to keep at it until either I give up or I have it down pat. Not just with making a card, either.
I decided to video the process, so here it is, watch here or on You Tube.
I coloured the back panel originally only with Squeezed Lemonade DI, but after some thought I added Tumbled Glass, Chipped Sapphire and Faded Jeans to darken the background and give some illusion of light from the flames. I think it looks better with the blue.
I cut out a couple of border holly leaf edges with my MS punch, plus a couple of the matching corner punch pieces in two different shades of green card. I DI'd the edges gently with Forest Moss DI and coated them in GA, for shine.
Three red candles and some orange red and yellow card "flames" were assembled and also coated with GA. These were fairly thick coats so while they dried I assembled the rest of the card base, using my favourite Bazzill marshmallow card stock. This card base measured nine inches by four and a half, and was scored at four and a quarter and four and three quarter inches, to form the spine.
Do you think I am just putting off making those Christmas puddings?