CAS Christmas August Reminder – Tree

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

Winter White Holiday Wishes

Hello there.  Just popping in quickly to wish you all a merry Christmas.  Hope Santa was good to you and spoiled you rotten.  I know I was… 😁   My card today was created with masking, stamping and heat embossing.

 

Supplies:
Stamps – Hero Arts Snowy Trees, CAS-ual Fridays Snowy Sayings
Paper — Neenah
Inks – Hero Arts Soft Granite, SU! Real Red
Accessories – SSS Stitched Rectangle dies, SSS Falling Snow stencil, white ep, clear ep

 

 

 

Really short one today.  Have a wonderful Christmas.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
CAS-ual FridaysCFC189 Dreaming of a White Christmas
A Blog Named HeroDecember Winter Holiday
Watercooler WednesdayWWC150 Masculine Anything Goes
The Male Room#75 Christmas/Winter Wishes and/or December Celebrations

 

 

 

 

Puppy Stocking

Hi again.  I have more puppy Christmas cards to share.  I love replacing letters in sentiments with cute critters, so I couldn’t resist with the Fluffy Stockings Stamp & Die set from Hero Arts.

 

 

The perfect letter J, don’t you think?  Stamped the puppy on Neenah cardstock and on pattern paper with Memento black ink.  Coloured with Copics, including shading on the pattern paper image.  Next, fussy cut the stocking portion from the paper pattern stamped image and paper pieced onto the Neenah stamped image.  Die cut image with the coordinating die.

 

 

Die cut Hero Arts Joy from black cardstock and the matching pattern paper to stack for dimension.  Outlined edges with a black marker.  For the background, blended distress inks in matching colours on regular white cardstock.  I got rid of a lot of my colour cardstock this summer since I hardly ever use them and of course, they would have come in handy this time.

 

 

Created the snowy background with embossing paste and a Falling Snow stencil from Simon Says Stamps.  Die cut a stitched rounded rectangle from white cardstock and stamped wishing you in black.  Assembled the card onto a white top folding card base and added clear shimmer to “joy” to finish.

 

I wanted the multi-coloured pattern paper to stand out, so I just used Kraft rather then blending a rainbow background.

 

 

This was actually my first card I did where I coloured with Copics instead of paper piecing.  I switched to paper piecing thinking it would be quicker.  I was wrong. 😂

 

And there you have it.  Thank you for visiting.  Happy Holidays!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Playing over at:
MarkerPop – 12 Days of Giveaways/Challenge day 4 Pattern Paper
A Blog Named HeroWinter Holiday
UnikoChristmas
SSS Monday ChallengeChristmas/Winter Holidays
SSS Wednesday ChallengeStitch It

 

 

 

 

 

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.