4/03/2018

CAS Christmas Card April Challenge - merry christmas

It's the 3rd, and that means the new CAS Christmas Card Challenge starts. This month is being hosted by Bonnie and the challenge theme is Ornament.




I thought alcohol ink is one of the perfect medium for showing the translucent shininess of baubles.




I made an Alcohol Ink background and die-cut the baubles from it. The sentiment was heat embossed in silver.
I thought something was missing but I didn't want to add a possible distraction from the baubles, so I made a subtle frame impression. I used a stitched rectangle die and embossing pads to make an impression of the frame.


Close-up of the baubles:




I'm sure you'll find lots of inspiration from the beautiful cards our Design Team made. Please check out the challenge blog, and play along with us. I hope to see you in the gallery!




Stamp: Embellished Events (Stampin' Up!)
Paper: Yupo Paper (Ranger), Whisper White, Foil Paper (Silver - Stampin' Up!)
Ink:
Alcohol Ink (
Purple Twilight, Indigo, Turquoise, Patina, Silver Metallic Mixative - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Stitched Ornaments
(Lawn Fawn), Die-namics A4 Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Silver - Hero Arts), Embossing Pads (Spellbinders)

17 comments:

Loll said...

The colours and shine of your ornaments is AMAZING, Hideko! Beautifully accepted by the silver heat embossed, ornament toppers and hangers. Adding the embossed stitching for the frame is perfect ... matches the stitching of the ornaments. Great design element! xx

Julia Aston said...

Such beautiful swirls of color and shine on your pretty ornaments Hideko! Love the simplicity of the single strings they are hanging on and the lovely die cut stitched edge framing! Julia xx

nancy littrell said...

Aaahh...Clean, Crisp and CAS Perfection, Hideko! I LOVE your Gorgeous Alcohol Ink baubles with the silver accents. Your Alcohol Ink colors and swirls with a bit of silver really stand out and add so much movement to your design. Your simple framing pulls everything together without distracting from your baubles. TFS my friend. You have inspired me to make some AI ornaments in the future:-) Hugs...

Happy Dance said...

Such a pretty card, Hideko! Those ornaments you've created with the alcohol inks are just beautiful. Perfect CASimply wonderful Christmas card. Bev

Christine Alexander said...

So pretty Hideko, the AI's give such a beautiful shimmer especially with the silver and blue. wonderful card :)

Trina P. said...

Beautiful card, Hideko. Love love love the colors and vibrancy of your AI ornaments! I just bought some AIs for the first time... now I need to learn how to use them. xx

Mac Mable said...

So elegant and so very beautiful. The colours of the inks look fabulous against the crisp white, wonderful CAS Christmas card x

Sue said...

Wow, this is beautiful, Hideko. I love the alcohol ink effects, a gorgeous CAS card.

Bonnie said...

I love your embossed frame, Hideko! And your baubles are GORGEOUS! Such pretty color and patterns! Love this card, my friend!

Kia Gibson-Clapper said...

These are gorgeous too Hideko ... the look is perfect for Christmas and I love the blues.

Susan said...

Such beautiful colours in the lovely ornaments - perfect with the silver tops and silver sentiment. And what a great idea to just emboss a frame around the edge of the card!

Heather T said...

So pretty, I love the colours and how elegant they look against white.

donna mikasa said...

Oh Hideko your ornaments are so beautiful! What a great idea to die cut them from your alcohol ink background. And finishing them off with the silver thread and topper is the perfect touch!

Ros Crawford said...

The most beautiful baubles ever! This is stunning!

Jo Manna said...

Love the harmony of your merry card. So much movement in those colours and the silver was the perfect compliment. Great CAS design, xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful ornaments Hideko, these colours are simply gorgeous! I love the stitched frame too, Cathy x

Nance said...

Gorgeous, Hideko. They look like glass! Love them!