Saturday, 23 January 2016

ATCAS80 - Red


Today, I'm thrilled to be GD at ATCAS! This card won the 'joy' challenge in December (oops, I seem to be in a bit of a 'joy' rut, maybe! lol!) and I was asked to join the DT for the current 'red' challenge.

Where's the red? Here was my CAS theory. By using neutrals for the majority of the card, you couldn't help but focus on the tiny pop of red. Right? Right?

This card makes me happy - it's very CAS but the sparkly berries make it festive in an elegant way.

I used:
MFT Hand-lettered Holiday
Avery Elle Double-pierced rectangle die
PTI Tinsel & Tags Little Sprigs
Sue Wilson 'berry' die.

28 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

This is simply stunning love the font of the sentiment x

Jenni's Jems said...

This is simply stunning love the font of the sentiment x

Claire said...

Congrats on your GD gig Ardyth - what a fabulous interpretation of red! Those berries completely sparkle against the crisp white!

sandie said...

Yep, my eyes went straight to the red, fabulous!

Marianne said...

Yep, the red pops right off the page. Congrats on your GD appearance on the ATCAS blog. Love your crisp and elegant design.

Lynn said...

I love it!

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! Congratulations on your GD gig over on the ATCAS blog. Well deserved. xoxo

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Absolutely awesome, Ardyth!!! Lovely take on our cue word. It's wonderful to have you as GD this time. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a great weekend!

I Card Everyone said...

Subtle=stunning in my book, Ardyth! Gorgeous!
=]

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Ardyth! I love how you added a pop of red with those beautiful sparkly berries, and your CAS design is stunning!
Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer for the Red Challenge!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations on your guest design Ardyth. This is just an example of a perfect CAS design!

Tenia Nelson said...

Congrats and just LURVE this CAS beauty!!!

Maxine D said...

the red really does 'pop' Ardyth, and take the eye. Beautiful card, and congrats on the GDT spot.
Blessings
Maxine

Debbie L said...

congrats on GD and stunning card - ticks all the boxes - maybe i should christmas cards now with inspiration like this :)

Doni High said...

Your card is classy elegance at it's best. Thanks so much for being our guest designer.

Anita in France said...

congratulations on your GD spot, Ardyth! Yep, my eye was drawn to that shimmery, glittery, gorgeous red ... and then to that stunning sentiment ... I love the word 'joy'! Perfectly CAS, perfectly perfect, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Petra Swart said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Ardyth!!! Your card is simply stunning!!!
Have a great week!!!!

Lindsey said...

Red? What an excellent theme for a challenge. ;) And I think you are absolutely right, the eye is immediately drawn to the glittery pop of red. The joy font is exactly right, too. Beautiful!

Bobby said...

I love the simplicity of your card, Ardyth. If you're going to use red make it sparkle, I always say.

Sherrie M. said...

You are so right Ardyth....the red definitely stands out! Wonderful CAS card!

Olga said...

So elegant!

Dana & Glen said...

WOW! Love this card, and the red absolutely steals the show.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Speechless at your talents Ardyth. RED and CAS-tastic here and simply awesome!
thanks for being a terrific GD this week at ATCAS. Sarah x

Marybeth said...

Wow, this is simply stunning! Love the red holly and that gorgeous “joy”!

Marybeth said...

Congratulations on your GD team spot!

Susan said...

Very pretty! Thanks for guesting for us at ATCAS!

Carolyn Bennie said...

I just love this card! So stunning in it's simplicity. x Carolyn

Geri said...

The tiny pops of red provide HUGE impact to your awesome card. Love the grey holly leaves - totally unexpected and so effective!!! Pretty dang cool sentiment too :)