Guest Surprise Sweetie Challenge 387

Happy Sunday everyone!  I’m back again and I am excited to be a guest Surprise Sweetie for Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 387.  This week it is a theme challenge and the theme is Snow Globe.

CIC 387

I was so happy to find out about this theme because I finally got to ink up images from a stamp set that I purchased many years ago.  Unfortunately, this set is no longer available.  Anyway, here’s my card.

Snow Globe Christmas Card

This was pretty simple to make.  I stamped the snow globe image with Intense Black ink in the centre of a white stitched rectangle panel  and then coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Snow Globe Christmas Card

I wanted the snow globe to look like it’s glowing, so I sponged on some Bashful Blue ink, ensuring to leave white space around it.  For the starry background, I used a white Signo gel pen.  To make a few of the stars “shine”, I used a white Prismacolor pencil to add radiating lines.

Snow Globe Christmas Card

I die cut the sentiment twice from white cardstock and once from glitter paper to stack them for dimension.  The panel was mounted on a top folding white card base and glossy accents was added to the globe as the finishing touch.

Now it’s your turn.  Enter for a chance to win a prize from this week’s sponsor Digital Stamps by Louby Lou.

 

 

I am entering in the following challenges:

Uniko Studio – #38 Christmas
Time Out – #71 Christmas with optional Glitter/Shimmer
Naughty or Nice – #34 Christmas Carol vs. Frozen
Addicted to Stamps and More – Make Your Mark  
SSS Wednesday – Anything Goes

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