Halloween Colour Christmas

Happy Monday everyone.  Time sure flies since I last posted.  I’ve been working on a calendar project, and it was my December month that I thought would work as a Christmas card as well. Anyone who knows me knows I am a fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards. I don’t remember making a traditional red and green Christmas card – EVER.  So I took well known Halloween colours and combined it with heat embossing and emboss resist techniques to come up with this CAS Holiday Style card.

Halloween Colours Christmas Card

I die cut a Stitched Rectangle from Whisper White cardstock.  I first stamped the hooks with Charcoal ink, followed by the strings because it was easier to line up the images in this sequence.

Next, I stamped the boughs with VersaMark ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.  I used the emboss resist technique to reveal the boughs.  I sponged on some Sour Apple ink and then wiped off the excess ink from the embossed areas.

I used my MISTI to stamp my ornaments with Lavender Fields and Deep Iris inks and then punched them out with a 1″ circle punch.  To give them dimension, I heat embossed them with clear embossing powder twice.  I stamped the sentiment with Versafine black ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder as well,  To finish, I mounted the stitched rectangle to a white card base and added a few clear sequins.

Halloween Colour Christmas Card


This year I plan to donate some of my handmade cards to the Caring Hearts Card Drive.  I made this the kickoff of this goal.

Halloween Colours Christmas Card




I am participating in the following:

Cards in Envy – Purple and Green
52 Christmas Card Throwdown – October Technique Challenge Embossing
HLS Christmas Challenge – October Challenge Embossing
STAMPlorations – October Anything CAS Goes optional Black
STAMPlorations – October Theme Challenge Sponging 




40th Birthday Card

Today’s challenge card is for the Time Out Challenge 55.

birthday card, Time Warp stamp, space background technique, distress inks, heat emboss resist, paint splatter

The theme of this challenge is any celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting.  Of course, I went with a birthday celebration card especially since I need one for a friend who is celebrating her 40th birthday this Saturday.  There is going to be a DJ, lots of dancing and a Vegas theme.

birthday card, space background technique,, distress ink blending, paint splatter

I first stamped the Time Warp on white cardstock with VersaMark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  This stamp image just has an “outer space” feel to it, so I had to do a space background. To do this I used distress inks and a blending tool.  After the colors were applied and blended, I took a tissue to wipe away excess ink from the embossed image. White shimmer paint splatter was done to create the stars.

birthday card, space background technique, heat emboss resist, distress inks

The sentiment from  Fireworks was embossed on vellum with white embossing powder.  I die cut the 40 three times from white cardstock to give it dimension.  Black sequins were added to finish the card.