Nice List

Hi there.  Took a quick break from design work and created a really fun CAS Christmas card.  From here on out, it will probably be Christmas cards with the occasional birthday cards thrown in since I have some coming up.

 

 

Let’s get right to it.  Die cut a Zig Zag Stitched panel from Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the Santa image off the edge with Intense Black ink and coloured with Copics.

 

 

Masked the image and the area above Santa’s ankles and sponged black ink for the ground area to anchor Santa.

 

 

Die cut you from red glitter cardstock and white heat embossed the sentiment on a black strip of cardstock. Fussy cut around the word list since it’s taller than the rest of the sentiment. Thought the red glitter diecut was enough, so no embellishments.  Adhered the panel to a white top folding card base and it was done.

Thank you for visiting.  Have a great week.

 

 

 

 

 

Linking this one to:
CASologyWeek 273 List
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge #37
Send a Smile 4 KidsHappy Holidays 4 Kids
Happy Little StampersNovember 2017 CAS Challenge Christmas
(updated to add) CAS Mix UpNovember 2017 Glitter (+stamping+diecutting+heat embossing)

 

 

 

 

Double Beary Christmas Spinner

Hi there.  Just getting today’s card in under the wire for a challenge.  So it’s a quick one and it’s another Christmas card, but this time it’s an interactive spinner card.

 

 

Pair skating was the idea behind my card!. 😉  Stamped the bears and ice from NBUS Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays  on X-Press It paper with black Memento ink, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching NBUS dies.

 

 

A white A2 card base was created from Bristol paper. Blueprint Sketch, Salty Ocean and Tumbled Glass distress inks were blended with a mini blending tool for the background and spritz with water to give a snowy look.  NBUS Infinity Oval dies from Hero Arts were used to die cut the window opening on the card front and to create the frame.

 

 

The sentiment from Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree was white heat embossed on black cardstock.  Silver thread was sandwiched between the bears’ paws and skates.  Clear shimmer was added for some sparkle to finish.

 

And here it is in action.

 

 

Linking to the following:
A Blog Named HeroCalling All Critters with Lawn Fawn
Lawn Fawnatics#14 Happy Little Critters
Addicted to Stamps and More#263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids

 

 

Thank you for visiting. Have a lovely day.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purple Winter Wishes

Hello again.  I am quickly popping in with a second post today to share a non-traditional colour CAS Christmas card.

 

 

The penguin image was stamped with Memento black ink on X-Press It paper, coloured with Copics and die cut out with the coordinating die (my alignment was off, so I had to do some fussy cutting to try to even it out). The sentiment was white heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

 

 

The background was created by ink smooshing Wilted Violet and Seedless Preserves Distress Oxide Inks on watercolor paper, then die cutting with a circle die.

 

 

A Zig Zag Stitched panel was die cut from watercolor paper and adhered to a white top folding card base.  All the pieces were assembled and mounted to it.  Clear shimmer and some sequins finished off the card.

And that’s it for today.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day or night wherever you are.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing in the following:
Addicted to Stamps and More  –  #263 Holiday
Send a Smile 4 KidsEarly Holiday Wishes 4 Kids
Sugar Pea DesignsMix It Up Challenge #36
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 CAS Challenge with Heather H
Winnie & WalterWCMD 2017 Smooshing Challenge with Lydia

 

 

 

 

Summer Christmas Bear?

Hi everyone.  Normally, I don’t make Christmas cards in the summer, especially on the hottest weekend of the year so far, but after seeing a couple of Christmas cards today and checking out some challenges, I was inspired to create this CAS Christmas card.

The bear was stamped with Memento black ink on A2 X-press It paper, then coloured with Copics.

It was then masked and the snowflakes were clear heat embossed.  Salty Ocean distress ink was applied with a mini blending tool to the background and a tissue was used to wipe off excess ink for a little emboss resist.

 

The camouflage die cut technique was used for the Warm Winter Wishes sentiment.  This technique can be tricky with little pieces getting lost, but a good trick I found to keep everything together is to use Press n Seal.

For some sparkle, clear shimmer added to the camouflaged diecut sentiment finished off the card.

 

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:
Merry Monday #253 Bears
AAA Cards – Game#92 Resist Technique
Addicted to Stamps and More#247 Make Your Mark
CAS on Friday#110 Animals

 

 

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Horizontal Center Step Mantel

Hi there!  I want to wish all who celebrate, a very Merry Christmas!  I’m just popping in to share a Horizontal Center Step fun fold Christmas card I created for all my nieces. I changed up the colours so they wouldn’t get the exact same card.

The white brick fireplace was created with texture paste and a brick wall stencil.  I  stamped the elves and stockings on scraps of white ultrasmooth cardstock with Intense Black ink, coloured with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching dies.

The sentiment was die cut from scraps of white glitter paper.  WIthout a similar colour cardstock, I sponged Blueprint Sketch distress ink on a scrap of Bristol paper, then I die cut the shadow piece from it to back the glitter sentiment.

The mantel was created from more snippets of Chocolate Chip cardstock.  I used this Horizontal Center Step PDF tutorial to cut and score the card base from Sahara Sand cardstock.  A bookshelf image stamp would have made the scene more complete; however, for a little added detail, I adhered strips of white cardstock to the sides of the fireplace instead.  And for even more sparkle and shimmer, I added clear Wink of Stella to the stockings and elves’ clothing.  And here are the other colour versions

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Pixie’s Snippet Playground – Weeks 260 & 261 (used lots of cardstock snippets)
Come and Get It – Christmas
Simon Says Stamps – National Christmas Card Day
Tuesday Throwdown – Anything Goes
Naughty or Nice – A Christmas Carol vs. Frozen