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The last card for the challenge is a CAS (clean and simple) one layer card, which is so simple it can be finished in a few minutes. The technique is direct-to-paper, which means you use post-it notes to block off the parts of the card you don’t want to ink, then tap or drag (depending on the look you want) the ink pad directly on the paper. I used three different colors, then stamped the trees right over the inked part. This one is also a CASE of a card by CAKath. I think mine looks a little more like winter, which seems appropriate for everyone not living in Southern California!

LovelyThreeColors

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My fourth challenge card is also a CASE (copy and share everything) of this card by by stampur on splitcoaststampers.com. I made some changes, using the Hardwood background stamp from the Occasions catalog, the Stripes embossing folder to back the tree and a strip of Early Espresso for the knotted accent. I really like the Hardwood stamp but I recommend spending the extra few dollars on the wood mount stamp. I’m having a little trouble getting the clear stamp to stick to the block.

LovelyStripes

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My third card for the challenge is one I CASED from CAKath on splitcoaststampers.com. The trees were embossed in white on black card stock, with a little sponged white craft ink for some shading. I cut two narrow strips of black and carefully glued them above and below the main piece for a little accent. It’s quite dramatic in person.

LovelyinBlack

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