4/17/2018

CAS Christmas Card April Challenge - holiday cheer

It's time for a reminder that we are already half way through the CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Ornament, hosted by Bonnie





Here's what I made today:



I tried untraditional colors for the baubles. I stamped with pigment ink and clear heat-embossed the images to give a shiny look to the baubles. The little patterns and the sentiment were heat-embossed with gold. I drew strings with my gold metallic pen. 
The front panel was directly adhered to the card base, so it's a mail-friendly card. 😊




Check out the challenge blog to see the gorgeous "Ornament" cards from the rest of our talented Design Team. The challenge closes on Tuesday, April 24th.
I hope to see you in the gallery!





Stamp: Fat Pants, Modern Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Paper: Whisper White (Stampin' Up!)

Ink:
Memento Luxe Pigment Ink (Lilac Posies, Rich Cocoa, Pear Tart - Tsukineko), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:
Die-namics Wonky Stitched Rectangle STAX (My Favorite Things), Embossing Powder (Gold, Clear - Hero Arts), Uni-ball Signo Gel Metallic Ink (Gold - Uni)

13 comments:

Loll said...

Beautiful ornaments Hideko! Love the non-traditional colours. The designs look a bit retro to me ... very cool!! Heat embossing with clear is such a great idea to add some shine. xx

Trina P. said...

I’m a huge fan of non-traditional colour Christmas cards!!! This is such a fun card, Hideko. Perfect idea to heat emboss them to give them shine. xx

Bonnie said...

Your ornaments are so pretty, Hideko! Love the colors and the pops of embossed gold that adds such elegance! Love how you've drawn the strings and space the one around the sentiment!

Christine Alexander said...

Hideko I love the non traditional colours of those beautiful ornaments and your perfect placement of the sentiment.

Susan said...

Fabulous ornaments! The great non-traditional colours and the shapes and designs of the ornaments give the card a wonderful retro look!

Sue said...

Beautiful stamping and embossing, Hideko and lovely layout and colours. x

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! This is so beautiful and I love the ornaments!

Julia Aston said...

What fun retro looking ornaments hanging so nicely on your card Hideko! love the colors you used, the touches of gold and the great wonky stitched edges!

I Card Everyone said...

Non-traditional colors are my favorite for the holidays, Hideko! LOve your beautiful baubles and the gold embossed bits on each. Would you believe it? I don't have this set!!!!
=]

Mac Mable said...

So contemporary, so unique and love the CAS layout. Beautiful card x

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful modernistic ornaments, Hideko. Love your drawn strings and CAS design. TFS my friend. Hugs

donna mikasa said...

I love seeing non traditional Christmas colors! Your ornaments are just gorgeous!

Nance said...

Love these retro looking ornaments, Hideko! Great card! xx