CAS Christmas August Reminder – Tree

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Hello and welcome back!  This is the reminder post for CAS Christmas August Tree challenge.  Here’s my card.

 

 

A hill was masked off on the bottom portion of an A2 size piece of Whisper White cardstock.  Stamped the tree layers using the MISTI.  The first three layers were stamped with Volcano Lake, Lagoon and Emerald dye inks.  The fourth layer was stamped with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  Went back to the first solid stamp and re-stamped over the whole image with VersaMark and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  This served as a ‘mask’ and Tumbled Glass distress ink was then added with a mini blending tool for the background.

 

 

Wiped off excess ink with a paper towel then heat embossed the sentiment with silver embossing powder.  Added snowflakes with a white gel pen, even on the embossed areas.  Die cut the panel with a stitched rectangle, then popped it up with foam tape onto a white cardbase to finish.

 

 

I’ve had this set since it was released two years ago I think(?).  Until now, I’ve only ever used the sentiments in the set.  I have no idea why I waited so long to use this because it’s a great set!  I played around with different colours before settling with my favourite one above, but I didn’t want those experimental pieces to go to waste, so I turned them into cards as well.

 

 

 

Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations is joining us again as our guest.  She and my team created some inspiring cards and you can view them on the challenge blog HERE.  There is one week left to join us.  Thank you for visiting and have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
ABC Christmas— P=Plain, Q=Quote, R=Robins/Rabbits (chose P=Plain)
Watercooler Wednesday— #183 Gail’s Masculine Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers — August Christmas Challenge Anything Goes optional twist Sequins
STAMPlorations — Summer CAS Challenge
STAMPlorations — Summer Theme and Sketch Challenge Stamps and Anything Goes
Addicted to CAS — #142 Masculine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 thoughts on “CAS Christmas August Reminder – Tree

  1. Love the colour choices you’ve shown for this wonderful clean and simple design, Trina. The masking really does give the illusion of a snow drift against that tree. This would work so perfectly for a masculine Christmas card or, in fact, for anyone. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  2. Your layered tree cards are all gorgeous, Trina! Love all the different colours. Great idea to stamp all the layers and add versamark on top before blending the background sky. Worked beautifully. Now I want this tree stamp … will my wish list ever stop growing??!! Doubt it! 🙂 xx

  3. Your Christmas tree is GORGEOUS, Trina! All the colors are pretty, but this is my favorite! The soft blue wash makes it stand out in all it’s beauty! You are making me want to shop, my friend!

  4. What a lovely collection of the CAS Christmas tree cards, Trina! So clever to use the fourth layer for the white heat-embossing, and to use the first solid stamp for the clear embossing to protect the tree for background sponging! The white gel pen snowflakes make a big difference in texture and they make the heat-embossed snow look more realistic. Love the green tree, but the other colors are so refreshing too. The Magenta tree caught my eye first.   Hideko

  5. Trina, thanks for sharing these cards. I like both the variety of color possibilities and the technique of clear embossing over the final image as a mask for adding the background color. Thanks for sharing the card design and masking by embossing.

  6. Such a beautiful snow-capped Christmas tree, Trina! I love all the snow falling around it and how you blended your ink in the background to make it pop! Great idea to create several more for your stash…you’re well on your way to a lovely collection of Christmas cards 🙂

    Thank you again for having me along as GD for the August Challenge!

  7. Love the layering in that beautiful tree, Trina! What a gorgeous set of cards you made with it in all those colour variations (though being the Christmas colour traditionalist that I am, I love the green one best!)! Would you please bring that stamp set when we get together in September? I’d love to try it out.

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