Showing posts with label CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label CAS Christmas Card Challenge. Show all posts

Friday, April 12, 2019

Elves for Christmas

I always get my Christmas cards done early so that I can enjoy the wonderful Christmas season.  
So I'm also always looking for the monthly Christmas blog challenges for inspiration!
Here are two cards I made using the same Elf stamp but with different hats and using different colors and die cuts.   
The stamps are from Jolly Old Elf from Waltzingmouse which unfortunately closed several years ago. 
I used the Pierced Feature Frames:Ovals from PTI for this one and added clear Tiny Twinkles as the berries for the mistletoe on the end of the elf's hat as well as on the sentiment strip.
I actually made the purple card below first - but wasn't completely happy with it - not really sure why - so I then made the green one!  Then I thought, "I guess I do like the purple one too!"  So here they both are!

The elf body and the hats are separate stamps (there's one more hat in the set, more like a Santa hat) so for the purple elf,  I stamped and cut out the hat and adhered it over the Bold Borders Diagonal die from PTI.  I added Cherry Ice Stickles to the boot cuffs, belt and hat for a little sparkle!

 I'm linking my cards to:
anything goes

Stamps:  Jolly Old Elf - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  white, Limeade Ice - PTI
Ink:  Fern Green - Wendy Vecchi Blendable Die Ink, Plum Pudding - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames: Ovals, Bold Borders: Diagonal Die - PTI, foam dots, Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, Cherry Ice Stickles.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A Galaxy Christmas

I work on my Christmas cards all year long so I have a box full when the season rolls around - one less stress right?!  

So today I made a card with Santa and his reindeer flying through interstellar space on Christmas Eve!  

I used a wonderful 4 1/2" wide Galaxy washi tape from Altenew for the background.  I adhered the washi tape to a 4 1/4" x 5" panel of white card and then die cut it with Pierced Feature Frames: Rectangles.   
I find that sometimes washi tape will peel off if it's not wrapped around the edge - so cutting it with this die with the stitched edge holds it on to the panel! 
I adhered the outside of the frame to the card base with foam dots and adhered the inside piece recessed inside the frame.  The Santa in his sleigh is from the Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas from PTI and is layered over the galaxy with foam dots.  Then I added the sentiment - a Metallic Sticker/Holiday Talk from Idea-ology. 
I'm linking my card to:

anything goes

Paper:  White - PTI
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frame Dies - PTI, Santa on sleigh from Make it Market Kit Fairy Tale Christmas - PTI, Galaxi Washi Tape - Altenew, foam dots, ScorTape, Metallic Stickers/Holiday Talk - Idea-ology.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Heavenly Peace

Yes, I'm starting to make my Christmas cards already!  And today I'm joining in with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge to help me do that!
This month the theme is PEACE.
 So I pulled out this lovely Heavenly Peace sentiment from Impression Obsession and this beautiful tree stamp from Rubbernecker and created this card.
And since it was so easy, I made another one with the same supplies, accept this time I die cut the stamped panel with a Pierced Feature Frame: Rectangle Die from PTI. 
I had to place the sentiment higher on the tree and lost the top of the tree using the frame die but I love them both!
And now I have two more Christmas cards to add to my box!

I'm also linking my card to:

Stamps:  3 Pine Tree Set - Rubbernecker Stamps, Sentiment #C13153 - Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Stormy Sea - PTI
Ink:  Stormy Sea - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Winter Blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Tombow Glue, Pierced Feature Frame: Rectangle die - PTI.

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Blue and Silver Winter Wishes

Today I'm playing along with two of Loll and Bonnie's CAS Challenges.
 I believe I hit both challenges with one card!
I added silver Stickles to the tree (seen better on the photo below) and adhered the watercolor panel to a slightly larger metallic silver panel.  
The sentiment sticker (Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk/Idea-ology) is silver on black.
I placed my tree stamp (Christmas Glow from Penny Black - a purchase made after seeing Loll's beautiful card here) in my Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, inked it with Ranger Distress Salty Ocean, spritzed it with water and pressed it onto a panel of watercolor card.  I dried it with my heat tool and added dots of Silver Ice Stickles and the sentiment sticker.

This could be used for either a Christmas Card or a winter note - depending on what I stamp on the inside!

I love the watery look of inking the stamp this way - now I need to try it with just straight inking to see how much detail it shows!

Stamps:  Christmas Glow - Penny Black
Paper:  white - PTI, Pewter Mirror Paper - Michaels
Ink:  Ranger Distress Salty Ocean
Accessories:  Silver Ice Stickles, Metallic Stickers Holiday Talk - Idea-ology, water mister, stamp platform - Tim Holtz/Tonic.

Friday, November 23, 2018

Two for Christmas!

I've got two Christmas cards to share today using a lovely new stamp set by Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous called Festive Overlay. (it's on sale today, Black Friday, over at The Funkie Junkie Boutique!) All the images look great stamped behind all the sentiments!  You just have to figure out a lighter shade of color for the image so the sentiment shows up over it!
I used Pierced Feature Frames Ovals from PTI cutting them out of white paper and Birch Wrapping Paper.  I stamped the Santa in Broken China DOX - stamping off on paper first so the ink wasn't too dark and then stamping on the card stock oval, and stamped the sentiment over it using Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can Ink.
and on the inside I used the inside oval cut from the birch wrapping paper behind the sentiment! (sorry for the blurry photo!)
I'm linking my Santa card to:
 I made my second card using a wreath from the same stamp set - but instead of stamping it in ink, I colored the stamp with my Mowed Lawn Ranger Distress Marker, spritzed the stamp with my water mister and stamped it on the die cut oval.    
I stamped the sentiment in Wendy Vecchi Archival Red Geranium Ink first - but it wasn't quite dark enough to show up over the green -  so I stamped over it with Hero Hues Black - a tough thing to do since its a red rubber stamp but somehow I got it just right - a little off set - so you can see the red around the edge of the black!?!  (how often would that work out??!! )
And here's the inside.  I stamped the sentiment the same way with both red and black inks and it worked out again! (I did have a couple of non alignment stampings that went in the bin!)

I'm linking my watercolored wreath to:

Two more for the Christmas box!  I actually have enough cards made for this year already for my own cards but I sell some at my church as well so always good to have extra!

Stamps:  Festive Overlay - Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous.
Paper:  White - PTI, Birch Bark Wrapping Paper - Pier 1 Imports.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide Broken China, Wendy Vecchi Archival Watering Can and Red Geranium, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Pierced Feature Frames Ovals - PTI, foam dots, water mister.

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Noel Wreath

I've made another Christmas card for my box -  and again (see yesterday's post), I'm using a new stamp recently purchased from Lesia Zgharda Designs.  This stamp is called Branch and Snowflakes  from her Nov 2017 release.
The actual stamp is just the arch of 2 branches and snowflakes so I stamped it twice to create a wreath.  I embossed it in silver on a Dark Indigo card panel (it's navy blue but it may look black to you?!) and added the white die cut Noel to the center of the wreath up on foam dots.  I layered the Dark Indigo panel to a Foiled Silver card panel and then to a white card base.

I'm joining in with the CAS Christmas Challenge for September

Stamps:  Branch and Snowflakes - SR218 - Lesia Zgharda Design
Paper:  Indigo Blue, white - PTI, Foiled Cardstock pack - DCWV.
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Vintage Tidings Thinlit dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, foam dots, Silver Embossing Powder, heat tool.

Friday, August 17, 2018

White Christmas Tree

I've got another card made for my Christmas Box!
Clean and simple - just some layered die cuts out of water color paper (it gives a subtle texture to a card!)  The base dies are Noted: Scalloped Square from PTI and the lovely layered tree is Snow Covered Stacker Tree by Dee's Distinctively (this may be retired but I found it here on Amazon.)  It's a small card measuring 3 3/4" square.

I've left it plain on the outside and stamped a Christmas sentiment inside.

I'm linking my card to:

Anything Goes
Anything Goes
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson
Accessories:  Noted: Scalloped Square Dies - PTI, Snow Covered Stacker Tree Die - Dee's Distinctively, foam dots.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Poinsettia Blessings

It sure is summer here in MA - we had quite a heat wave last week - what better time to make another Christmas card to try and cool off at least in our minds?!
I used an older Nestability die set called Layered Poinsettias.  I seem to have lost my foam mat that you need to use with these dies so that the leaves get embossed as you die cut them -  so I die cut them and then sponged over the dies with Fired Brick Distress ink before taking the flowers out of the dies.
I layered them over each other - the bottom two layers with foam dots.  I added Copper Micro Beads to the center.
I made the background using the Splash Watercoloring technique which you'll find over at the July CAS Watercolour Challenge.  I rubbed Ranger Distress Hickory Smoke Ink over my craft mat, spritzed with water and pounced my watercolor panel into the ink on the mat.   My sentiment is from Signature Christmas from PTI.

I'm joining in these challenges:

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge

 My box of Christmas cards is getting filled up!  What a great feeling!

Stamps:  Signature Christmas - PTI
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI, Arches Watercolor paper.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Fired Brick, Hickory Smoke, True Black - PTI
Accessories:  Layered Poinsettia Dies - Nestabilities, Copper Micro Beads - Prima, water mister, craft Mat, Blending Tool, Tombow Glue, foam dots.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

That First Silent Night

Today I have another Christmas card to share. 
I just got this lovely sentiment from Impression Obsession and thought it went well with the majestic mountain stampings.  I added a little barnyard scene at the base of the mountain using stamps and dies from Petite Places: Barnyard from PTI.
I'm linking my card to the following challenges:

Stamps:  Alpine Christmas - Waltzingmouse (retired), Petite Places: Barnyard, sentiment from Impression Obsession.
Paper:  White, Soft Stone - PTI
Ink:  Soft Stone - PTI, Hero Hues Black.
Accessories:  Petite Places: Barnyard dies - PTI, foam dots.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Embossed Trees

I made another Christmas card for my stash - and used layers of embossing powders on the trees.
Here's a photo of the watercolor panels that I thickly embossed with 3 powders - Ranger Gold, Ranger Copper and Patina Oxide from Emerald Creek.  
I die cut the tree three times.  The embossed powder was so thick, it was a little difficult to get it out of the die and you can see on the middle piece where some of the enamel came off, but I used the tree anyway!  Then I decided to turn the panel over and die cut from the paper side - and that worked a little better (see tree on right below).
Next time I do this technique - I'll die cut the piece first and then do the layered embossing!

I'm linking my card to:

I used layered embossing, stamping and die cuts.

CAS Christmas - Masculine

Stamps:  Inside and Out: Holiday - PTI
Paper:  Vintage Cream - PTI, watercolor paper - Canson
Ink:  Hero Hues Black
Accessories:  Stitched Edge Rectangle Die - Waltzingmouse, Mini Pine and Holly Movers and Shapers dies - Tim Holtz/Ranger, Gold and Copper Embossing Powders - Ranger, Patina Oxide Embossing Powder - Emerald Creek, foam dots, heat tool.