CAS Christmas March Challenge – Holly

 

Hello there.  I’m back with my second post for today.  Loll and Bonnie, the creators of CAS Mix Up and CAS Watercolour card challenges, are launching a new third card challenge today called CAS Christmas.  As the name indicates, it’s a clean and simple card challenge dedicated to Christmas cards.  For years I’ve been wanting to make Christmas cards throughout the year, but have failed miserably.  So now, not only will I achieve this goal, but I will be part of their amazing team right from the start.  On a side note, this month marks the 2nd anniversary at CAS Mix Up and there are prizes up for grabs.  And now back to our first challenge this month at CAS Christmas and it is Holly.

 

 

Those who know me know that I am a fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards.  Rarely will you ever see me make a red and green colour Christmas card.  So needless to say, this theme was definitely a challenge for me.  Not just the colour, but also because I don’t own any  holly specific stamp or die.  The hollies I do have are part of something else, as seen in my card.

 

 

A fireplace mantel was the idea behind my card.  The holly garland was die cut from Neenah cardstock and coloured with Copics.  As you can see, I could not bring myself to colour those tiny berries red. 😂

 

 

The fireplace was created with white embossing paste and a brick stencil on a Mixed Media stitched rectangle.  The mantel was created from stacking 4 white strips of cardstock and topped with a dry embossed wood plank piece.

 

 

The sentiment was die cut from white and from gray cardstock and offset for a shadow effect.  The panel was adhered to a white top folding card base.  Clear crystal glaze on the holly leaves and clear shimmer on the sentiment finished off this card.

 

 

I also found some silver foil scraps and made an even simpler version, which was what you see on the CAS Christmas blog. Photographing foil is difficult, but it looks so much better IRL and I love how this one turned out.

 

 

My talented team have created some beautiful cards to inspire you to come play along with us and you can check them out HERE.  Challenge runs till March 24th, so there is plenty of time.  Looking forward to seeing your CAS holly cards.  Thank you for visiting. Have a great day!

 

 

 

 

Adding this one to the following:
The Merry Christmas Challenge#9 Always Anything Goes Christmas
Watercooler Wednesday#159 Marsha’s All About Christmas
SSS WednesdayAnything Goes

 

 

 

 

 

Noel Tweetings

Hi everyone.  I can’t believe it’s December 1st already!  The crazy busy season has started. So I’m just sneaking in a CAS Christmas card.

 

 

Stamped the bird image with Memento black ink on a scrap of X-Press It paper.  Coloured it with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.

 

 

Die cut the branch (retired Memory Box – thanks Nancy 😉) from brown cardstock.  Die cut Noel twice from white scraps.  Ombré coloured Noel with Copics and added clear glitter.

 

 

Adhered all the pieces onto a white stitched rectangle from my stash.  Placed a snow stencil over the whole panel and applied white embossing paste.  Once the paste dried, mounted the panel with foam adhesives onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Happy holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to:
Winnie & WalterNovember Color Combo challenge with Heather H.
CASE this SketchCTS#249
AAA Cards#104 Christmas
CAS Mix UpDecember Anything Goes (stamping+diecutting+Ombre+stencilling+embossing paste+glitter)
Uniko#44 Christmas
Watercooler WednesdayWWC147  Charlotte’s Anything Goes
CAS-ual FridaysCFC188 Winter Blues
CAS on Friday#122 Christmas

 

 

 

 

 

Magical Dragons

Hello everyone.  It’s been a while because I’ve been away.  It’s so nice to be back in My Crafting Closet.  My first project back is a fun little card with the new Magical Dragons stamp set from MFT and I knew I wanted to use it for The Paper Players Tic Tac Toe Challenge #306.

 

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I ended up completing the bottom row across and the right column down. I created a scene inside a castle with one of the dragons peering in through a window.  I stamped and colored the dragons with Copics and then die cut them out with the matching dies.  The wall was created with a wall stencil and texture paste colored with gray reinker. This was my first time using texture paste and I love the texture and dimension it gives. That completed the bottom row across (texture, scene, die-cut). But because the colors and images are masculine and red, this satisfied the right column down as well (masculine, red, die-cut).  I added a fun die-cut sentiment to finish.

 

 

I am playing in the following challenges:

The Paper Players – Tic Tac Toe Challenge #306 (unfortunately, the link closed while I was linking 😩).

Markerpop – Challenge #100 Create a Scene

Inspiration Destination – Anything Goes Challenge No. 97