Thursday, June 20, 2019

CAS Christmas June Challenge - Lots of Cheer


Hi friends! Welcome to my second blog post tonight. Usually I make 3 or 4 cards over several days and then write the blogs at one time. Tonight is the blog writing night!

I do enjoy the CAS challenges each month. There is the Watercolor Challenge, the Mixed Up Challenge, the Christmas Challenge and lastly the Stencil Challenge. I was able to participate in the Watercolor Challenge (see previous blog post) and also the Christmas Challenge, "Gifts" this month: 
My original card idea was to stamp the snowman made out of presents, twice, and create 2 cards. But somewhere along the line, I decided I wanted to fussy cut one and pop it up over the other image for that extra dimension and only have 1 completed card.
The snowman was stamped with Memento Black ink and colored in with Stamp 'n Blends. I usually use 3 to 4 colors for each section to achieve the depth of color needed. I don't stick with the same color either. For example, I used Dark Bermuda Bay for the deepest shadow of the Call Me Clover ribbon. Next, I used my Paper Snips to cut the image. 

The image on the base was die cut with a scalloped Layering Oval Framelit. Then I used a Stampin' Sponge and ink blended a Bermuda Bay backdrop, trying to keep it darkest around the image.  I splattered with water, but it didn't really show, so I dabbed Versamark and heat embossed the new Shimmer White Stampin' Emboss Powder. My version of sparkly snow!
The background needed a little something, so I used the Tufted Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder with Whisper White Thick card stock. The sentiment is also from the Lots of Cheer set and was stamped Bermuda Bay ink and die cut with a new Nested Label Framelit.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas card in June and I look forward to sharing some more of my new Stampin' Up! products!  Here are the links to the items I used for this card:
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8 comments:

  1. What a cool image... a snowman of gifts! Beautiful coloring. Fussy cutting him out and stacking hm for dimension is a fun touch. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas. x

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  2. Thank you, Trina! I appreciate your kind comment.

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  3. Your snowman built of gifts is perfect for this challenge, Anita! Your coloring is fantastic! What a great idea to use Bermuda Bay with the Call Me Clover! Love the dimension too! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Christmas!

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  4. Thanks Bonnie. I certainly appreciate ALL of your comments and enjoy your challenges!

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  5. adorable Anita, I have a Christmas ornament just like this made up of three gift boxes. love the image and the embossed background. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

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  6. Thank you, Christine☃️☃️☃️

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  7. So adorable, Anita. That image reminds me of a set of boxes my mom has that make a snowman. And love that quilt like embossed background, very pretty! Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

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  8. Thank you, Nance, sounds like a happy memory!

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