CAS Mix Up Challenge - mail early for christmas

Another fun challenge from the CAS Mix Up October Challenge!
Thank you, Julia, for hosting the challenge this month!

I used stamping, layering 4 kinds of stencils, and embossing paste for my card.

I bought fir tree stencils for holiday cards just last week, so I was excited to use the stencils for the challenge. 😊

I layered 4 stencils:
Layer 1: Rectangle Frame - I made my own frame stencil using a mod rectangle die with acetate, and ink-distressed the background, leaving the center uncolored.
Layer 2: Fir Tree - I sponged the tree stencil with distress ink.
Layer 3: Snow (on the tree) - I stenciled the snow with white pigment ink.
Layer 4: Snowfall - I spread a layer of glimmer paste over the stencil. I liked the glittering effect of the snowfall.

Finally I stamped "Mail Early for Christmas". Now the card looks like a holiday postcard.

It's a little quiet for my taste, but it has a peaceful feeling.

Thanks for visiting me!

Stamp: "Stamptember" 2017 Tim Holtz Collection (Stampers Anonymous/Simon Says Stamp)
Bristol Smooth White (100 lb), Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Oxide Ink (Ranger - Broken China), Distress Ink (Ranger - Chipped Sapphire, Pine Needles, Barn Door), Craft Ink (Whisper White - Stampin' Up!)

Accessories: Die-namics Mod Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Woodland Stencil (Tim Holtz), Falling Snow Stencil (Simon Says Stamp), Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Tonic Studio - Moonstone), Window Sheet (Stampin' Up!)


  1. Great work, Hideko!! The four layers are really beautiful together. Your new fir tree stencil is so pretty. And I love the sparkly paste you've used for the falling snow. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  2. This is a very peaceful, snowy scene, Hideko! You have done a wonderful job of layering all these stencils and keeping it CAS! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  3. What wonderful layering of stencils on this lovely design Hideko and how creative of you to make one of the stencils yourself! love the snowfall and pretty colors! Thanks for joining us in my first challenge at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

  4. What a beautiful design and so wonderfully done!

  5. Beautiful card, Hideko. What a gorgeous scene you have created with the stencils and I love that you made your own stencils. The touches of sparkle are lovely too.

  6. Such a pretty soft sky stenciled with snow background for your stenciled trees. I love your added stenciled glittery snow paste, Hideko. Your stamped Christmas sentiment was the perfect final touch. TFS my friend and joining us at CAS Mix Up using all 3 of your stencils:-) Hugs

  7. What clever layering and such a fabulous effect. All finished off with the glittery snow...absolutely gorgeous x


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