STAMPlorations CAS November Challenge - hello

This month's STAMPlorations CAS Challenge is:

Here's what I made:

I stamped the feathers in muted rainbow colors with the help of the wreath builder stencil. I die-cut a square in the center, stamped the sentiment, and popped it up with square black craft foam. I placed the square a little offset so that the black card base will show.

I liked the "modern rustic" feel of the card.

You have until November 30 to link up here.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: Trendy Feathers 2 (STAMPlorations)
Sahara Sand, Basic Black (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Ink (Fired Brick, Abandoned Coral, Dusty Concord, Faded Jeans, Stormy Sky, Peeled Paint, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade - Ranger), Versafine (Onyx Black - Tsukineko)
Accessories: Wreath Builder Stencil (Gina K), Square Collections Framelits Dies (Stampin' Up!), Craft Foam (Black)


Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 - merry christmas

The gallery of Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas is growing and it's so much fun to look at all the gorgeous samples and entries!

This is the second tag I've made for the event.

1. The background is an alcohol inked acetate sheet. It's a leftover piece from this project. I pasted the sheet onto the white cardstock and die-cut it with a tag die.
2. The trees were stenciled with pearl embossing paste. I die-cut a tree from a piece of acetate sheet and used the negative as a stencil. I sprinkled crystal powder over the embossing paste before the paste dried to add more shine.
3. The hill was die cut and the sentiment was heat-embossed in silver pearl on the die-cut vellum. 
4. I stamped and die-cut my favorite bear. I gave him an alcohol inked heart. I added Glossy Accent to his nose to give it a shine. Finally I popped him up with foam squares at an angle.

You have until November 23 to link up your tag here.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Stamp: All Inside, Cozy Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Whisper White, Vellum (Stampin' Up!), Embossable Window Plastic (Judi Kins)
Alcohol Ink (Stream, Botanical, Teakwood, Framingo, Watermelon, Raspberry, Sunshine Yellow - Ranger), Early Espresso (Stampin' Up!), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Dies (All Inside, Home and Hearth - Ellen Hutson, Die-namics Cross Stitch Tag, Stitched Snow Drifts - My Favorite Things), Pearlescent Embossing Paste (Dreanweaver), Embossing Powder (Silver Pearl - Wow!, Crystal - Stampendous!), Glossy Accent (Ranger), Ribbon (Organdy Cross-dye - Casa Collection), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


CAS Christmas Card November Challenge - ho ho ho

Christmas is coming in just about a month. I'm sure you're all getting busy preparing for the holiday. If making Christmas cards is one of the things on your preparation list, why don't you make one or two (or many!) with a Santa theme? This month's CAS Christmas Challenge is Santa, hosted by Christine. We're joined by a wonderful Guest Designer, Pam (Expressions with Heart).

And here's my card:

I heat-embossed the Santa image and the sentiment in white on the red panel. I made a white Scallop trim and layered it under the red panel. Everything was attached to the Kraft card base. It's a very quick and easy card to make - perfect for a last-minute Christmas card. 

The Design Team and our wonderful Guest Designer, Pam, have some fun Santa cards to share with you at the challenge site. Please check it out and play along with us! The link is open until November 24.

I'm sad to say that this will be my last month to share my cards as a CAS Christmas Challenge Designer.
Thank you so much, Loll and Bonnie, for inviting me to the CAS Christmas Challenge. This was my first time to be on a Design Team of any kind and I've really had a great time and learned a lot. I'm also so thankful for the friendships I've made with the wonderful and kind Designers of the challenge.

Starting from next month, I'll be on the Design Team of our sister challenge, CAS Mix Up and I'm really looking forward to the new adventure. 😊

Stamp: Fat Pants (Ellen Hutson), Gift Tag Greetings (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Crumb Cake (Stampin' Up!)

VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Punch (Scallop Trim Border, Scallop Trim Corner - Stampin' Up!), Embossing Powder (White - Hero Arts)


CAS Watercolour November Challenge - merry christmas

This month's CAS Watercolour Challenge is hosted by the talented Susan Bridgman (Cardmaker's Garret) and she chose "Christmas Florals and Greenery" as a theme. I need to make more Christmas cards, so the theme is just perfect! Thanks, Susan, for choosing such a timely theme!

I made 2 cards using the same design.

[Card 1]

[Card 2]

The berries and the leaves were gold heat-embossed and colored with Zig markers. I partially die-cut the images using the matching die, leaving the horizontal strip as a connector. 

The sentiment was gold heat-embossed. The letter "C" of Card 2 somehow didn't get heat-embossed and was missing (and I didn't notice that until later), so I added a die-cut "C" to fix the problem. The gold strip was layered under the die-cut piece. I'm happy about how it came out.

I used woodgrain cardstock for the Card 1 card base, and I made a frame impression on the card base for Card 2.

The challenge is open until November 24th.

Thanks for stopping by today!

[Card 1]
Stamp: Winter Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), Modern Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Paper: Mix Media Paper (Strathmore - 140 lb.), Woodgrain Bark (coffee brown), Gold Foil Cardstock (Altenew)
Zig Clean Colore Real Brush Marker (Geranium Red, Wine Red, Mid Gray, Green, Dark Green, Green Gray - Kuretake), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Embossing Powder (Gold - Hero Arts),
Nuvo Crystal Drop (Gloss White), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)
[Card 2]
Stamp: Winter Flowers (Simon Says Stamp), Modern Christmas (Ellen Hutson)
Paper: Mix Media Paper (Strathmore - 140 lb.),
White Linen (Ellen Hutson), Gold Foil Cardstock (Altenew)
Zig Clean Colore Real Brush Marker (Geranium Red, Wine Red, Mid Gray, Green, Dark Green, Green Gray - Kuretake), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories: Die-namics
Stitched Mod Rectangle Stax (My Favorite Things), Timeless Type Alphabet Junior Sizzlits (Stampin' Up!), Embossing Powder (Gold - Hero Arts), Nuvo Crystal Drop (Gloss White), Thin 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives)


Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas 2018 - merry

I'd like to share with you a tag I made for Loll's Twelve Tags of Christmas this weekend.

An entry tag should be a Mixed Media or CAS Mixed Media Christmas tag.

Here's my tag:

1. I stenciled the berries and the greenery on a piece of Bristol paper with distressed crayons. The stencil image was quite small, so I used damp Q-tips to push the crayon into the stencil openings.
2. I die-cut the stenciled piece and brushed the image with a shimmer pen.
3. I heat-embossed the entire tag with Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (UTEE) and heat-embossed the sentiment over the UTEE coated surface. 
4. I die-cut the same tag with light blue for backing.

I sponged light blue Distress Ink in the background but it didn't show much, especially after covering it with UTEE which has a yellow tint.

I love the glossy-look of the tag!

Check out the gallery here. I hope you join the fun!

Stamp: Festive Snippets (Penny Black)
Bristol Paper (100 lb. - Strathmore), Soft Sky (Stampin' Up!)
Distress Crayons (Festive Berries, Peacock Feathers, Twisted Citron, Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, Antiqued Bronze), Distress Ink (Tumbled Glass), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Accessories:Die-namics Tag Builder Blue Prints 4 (My Favorite Things), Stencil (Layering Mini Collection #19 - Tim Holtz), Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel (Clear - Ranger), Embossing Powder (Tempting Turquoise - Stampin' Up!), Nuvo Aqua Shimmer (Glitter Gloss), Natural Multiweight Hemp Cord (Hemptique)