CAS Christmas June Challenge – Masculine

 

Hi there.  The June CAS Christmas card challenge starts today and as you can see from the graphic above, the theme is Masculine.  I usually resort to neutral tones for masculine cards, but this time I decided to brighten things up.  I stuck to the blue end of the colour spectrum and created this fun card.

 

 

To start, I die cut a stitched rectangle panel from mixed media paper.  Blended Peacock Feathers, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch distress oxide inks with a mini blending tool for the background.  Spritz with water and lifted the colours with a paper towel.  Stamped the penguin with Permanent Black ink on a scrap of X-press It paper, coloured with Copics, then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Next, die cut each letter (unknown) three times from white scraps and stacked them for dimension.  Stamped ‘sending’ (discontinued) in black, then adhered the panel to a white top folding card base.  Assembled the card, popping the penguin up with foam tape.  Added snow with a white gel pen and crystal glaze on the letters to finish.  It was tough not to add shimmer, but kept reminding myself it needed to be masculine. 😂

 

 

 

Our talented April winner, Bobby of Bits and Pieces, is our guest designer this month.  Make sure to pop on over to the main blog post HERE to see the fabulous cards Bobby and my team have made to inspire you.  The challenge runs till June 24th, so there is plenty of time to play along.  Looking forward to seeing what you create.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Merry Monday — #292 Penguins
Christmas Crafts All Year Round — June Challenge Non-traditional Colours
Snippets Playground#327
Simply Create Too — #139 For a Male
Watercooler Wednesday#172 Anything Goes
Creative with Stamps — #27 Cute Animals
SSS Monday — Masculine 
SSS Wednesday — Anything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Reminder – Snowman

Hi everyone.  Just a quick reminder that there’s one week left to enter your CAS Snowman Christmas card into our May challenge at CAS Christmas.

 

 

So I didn’t think I had any snowman dies, but while going through my supplies for another project, I came across this Winter Scene Border die.  Since I love rainbow colors any time of the year, I created this soft simple rainbow colour Christmas card.

 

 

First, two rectangle stick frames were die cut from a scrap of mix media paper.  Watercolor block stamping was used to create the background by scribbling Zig markers in rainbow colours on an acrylic stamping block, spritzing with water then stamping onto one of the rectangles.  It was set aside to dry.  The other rectangle was die cut with the snowman border die.

 

 

Initially, I was going to stack the two white stick frames, but then decided to add some sparkle and die cut a frame from a scrap of silver foil sheets.  The sentiment was silver heat embossed on a white stitched rectangle panel.  The elements were assembled on the panel before it was mounted onto a white top folding card base.  Clear shimmer added to the rainbow background finished off the card.

 

 

Hope to see your CAS snowman card in our gallery.  For more inspirations from our talented guest Barb and my team, click HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:  
CAS WatercolourMay Challenge Rainbow
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Challenge Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas May Challenge – Snowman

 

Hello everyone.  Our CAS Christmas May challenge is here and this month’s theme is Snowman.  Our talented March winner, Barb of Barb’s Studio Creations, is joining us as our guest designer.

 

 

I decided to give an in and out card a try.  I don’t remember where I saw this type of card first, but afterwards, Jennifer Macguire shared a modified version of it HERE.  And here’s the inside of the card.

 

 

Initially, it was going to be a one layer in and out card, but there was too much warping from the heat tool drying.  So I took a stitched rectangle piece die cut from watercolor paper that was in my stash and did some distress oxide ink smooshing with Faded Jeans, Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Cracked Pistachio.  For a snowy effect, white acrylic paint splatters were added.  Made sure the panel was completely dry, then black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

Next, took the snowman die and die cut the opening.  Positioned the panel on an A2 Soft Sky card base and traced the opening.  Aligned the die to the traced image and die cut the front of the card base.

 

 

Stamped the snowman on a scrap of X-press It paper, colored it with Copics and die cut out.  Stacked the die cuts together, but I wanted the image to pop out even more through the opening, so added a black fun foam diecut.  Aligned the openings and adhered to finish.

 

 

 

And I couldn’t let that warped ‘one layer’ smooshed piece go to waste, so it was die cut out with a stitched rectangle die.  Added a stacked white die cut sentiment (retired) covered with clear shimmer.  Stamped, coloured and die cut another snowman.  Adhered to a white top folding card base and VOILA finish!

 

 

 

Well, that does it for me.  For more fabulous inspirations from our guest and my team, head on over to the CAS Christmas blog HERE.  The challenge runs till May 24th.  Can’t wait to see your snowman cards.  Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
Winnie & WalterApril Color Combo with Heather H.
Christmas Crafts All Year RoundMay Anything Goes Christmas/Holiday
Papercraft#10 Clean and Simple
ABC Christmas — J & K: chose to ‘K’ Keep It Simple
Snippets PlaygroundChallenge #325

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas April Reminder – Ornament

 

Hi there!  Just poppin’ in for a quick reminder of this month’s Ornament challenge at CAS Christmas.  The challenge closes on April 24, so there is still time to play along.  Here’s my card.

 

 

This is the first year I’m making Christmas cards outside of the holiday season, so I thought I would incorporate a little spring rainbow into my card. 😉   The ornaments were stamped with Memento black ink on a stitched rectangle panel die cut from Neenah cardstock.  Masking was used where they overlapped.

 

 

Coloured with Copics in rainbow colours.  Drew in the strings with a black Copic Multiliner and a ruler.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.  Mounted the panel with foam adhesive to a white top folding card base.  Finished with clear shimmer on the ornaments for more sparkle.

 

 

 

Now It’s your turn to add your CAS ornament Christmas card to our gallery.  If you need more inspirations, head over to the CAS Christmas blog HERE.  Thank you for stopping by.  Have a wonderful day!

 

 

 

 

 

Challenges:
C.R.A.F.T#463 Christmas
Papercraft Challenge#009 Bingo (embossing – text – no design paper)
Fussy & Fancy#209 Add a Sentiment

 

 

 

 

CAS Christmas April Challenge – Ornament

 

Hello there.  This month’s challenge at CAS Christmas is Ornaments.  Unlike last month’s challenge where my supply of hollies was limited, I have plenty of ornament options to choose from.  And here’s my card.

 

 

The die is a 2-piece die set consisting of the detailed image and the shadow.

 

 

To start, the two pieces were lined up and held together with painters tape.  3 ornaments were then die cut from white cardstock and stacked for dimension.  The hook part was created from a scrap of silver foil paper.

 

 

I wanted a sparkly ornament and after reading how shimmery Magicals are, I gave my recently purchased Magicals a go.  Sprinkled Gluten Tag Teal and Bavarian Blue Magicals on watercolor paper, spritz with water then dried with the heat tool.  I must have done something wrong because it wasn’t as shimmery.  Anyway, I ended up spritzing it with a DIY shimmer spray and got the results I was after.  Splattered some white acrylic paint for a snowy look, then die cut with the shadow die.

 

 

The ornament was a lot bigger than I thought, so to keep it CAS, it was adhered off the edge on a white A2 stitched rectangle.  Silver heat embossed the sentiment, then mounted the panel to a white top folding cardbase to finish.

 

 

My team have made some beautiful cards to inspire you and you can check them out HERE.  The challenge runs until April 24, so there is lots of time to link up.  Thank you for visiting.  Have a great day!