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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dashing Through the Snow

Hi there.  I am still in Christmas mode and wanted to use a new stamp set I got for Christmas and never got to use.

 

 

All stamping was done with Memento black ink on an A2 size piece of Neenah cardstock.  Stamped the bird, then masked.  Hand cut a hill mask and stamped the trio of trees masking each one.  With masks still in place, blended Blueprint Sketch distress ink for the sky.

 

 

Removed masks and coloured with Copics.  Added the flurry of snowflakes with a white gel pen.  Black heat embossed the sentiment with clear glitter embossing powder.

 

 

Die cut the scene with a stitched rectangle and mounted it onto a white top folding card base to finish.

Thank you for stopping by.  Have a great weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Linking to the following challenges:
The Cat’s Pajamas#342 Make a Scene
ABC ChristmasA for Antlers and B for Birds
Merry Monday#271 Embossing
Jingle Belles — Look What Santa Brought Me (Winter Wishes stamp))
SSS MondaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp p)
SSS WednesdaySomething New (Winter Wishes stamp)
edited to add: Addicted to Stamps and More #273 Holiday