CAS Christmas July Challenge - merry christmas

Hi everyone,

It's already time for a reminder post for our CAS Christmas Challenge!

The challenge for this month is:

Here's my card:

[How I made the card]

1. Stenciled the poinsettias with Distress Inks on a piece of white cardstock.

2. Stamped the script with Distress Oxide Ink over the stenciled image.

3. Stenciled the poinsettias again with VersaMark and clear heat-embossed the image.

4. Trimmed the poinsettia cardstock to a size a little bigger than the window frame, and added Stickles to the center of the flowers.

5. Die-cut the window frame three times from white cardstock and glued the pieces together.

6. Adhered the poinsettia piece to the back of the window frame.

7. Dry embossed a piece of white cardstock and glued it onto the card base.

8. Glued the entire window frame onto the front panel.

You still have until July 24th to play along. Come and join us here!

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Stamp: Old Letter (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper: Basic White (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Distress Ink (Candied Apple, Barn Door, Lucky Clover, Peeled Paint - Ranger), Distress Oxide Ink (Vintage Photo - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Other: Stencil (Mini Layering Stencil Set 19 - Tim Holtz), Dies (Holiday Frames - Simon Says Stamp) Embossing Powder (Clear - Hero Arts), 3D Embossing Folder (Old World Paper - Stampin' Up!), Stickles (Champagne - Ranger), Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. Hideko, such a pretty poinsettia stencil. Lovely card. Have a great day.

  2. wonderful stenciling, and love the effect of the shine from the versamark- Gorgeous card :)

  3. OMG...Love all the depth and texture you created with your dry EB background, stacked die cut frame, beautiful stenciled and stamped and stickled poinsettias image, Hideko. TFS your description of your supplies and techniques, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

  4. So much gorgeous texture on this card Hideko, that ef is waiting for me at my sister's house, can't wait until I get to use it now! Love the scripty stamping behind the pretty poinsettias too, Cathy x

  5. Oh my gosh ... I LOVE this card Hideko! Every element is just perfect. I have that embossing folder but have not used it yet ... it's just perfect behind your stenciling poinsettias. It looks like snow! The poinsettias are gorgeous! Adding the script on top takes it to another level. Great work, my friend! xx

  6. This is such a gorgeous card, Hideko! Your embossed background is fabulous and I love how you added script behind the poinsettias...WOW! Great idea to use your Holiday Frame, too...I really love it! xx

  7. So beautiful! Love the way you added the script stamping and then went back to the stencil and heat embossed the poinsettias! The framing with the sentiment die is fabulous!

  8. LOVE every little detail on this GORGEOUS Poinsettia card Hideko!! The stenciled and embossed Poinsettia's are so pretty and I'm loving the script over the top too! That dimensional frame surrounding the Poinsettia's and the embossed background all combine to make this such an elegant and STUNNING card my friend...LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

  9. Oh gosh, Hideko! Beautiful stencilling and card! Amazing dimension and Incredible attention to details from the script background to clear heat embossing the poinsettias. Adding the framed poinsettias to the embossed background finished it off perfectly.

  10. This is SO pretty Hideko! love the depth added with the multiple layers of the sentiment frame and that beautiful embossed background - the clear embossing of the poinsettias really make them shine and pop! xx

  11. Your card really caught my eye. I love the script in the background!

  12. Wow! I love this, Hideko! The poinsettias are so bright and pretty with the embossing and I love how the script blends into the background! Perfectly framed too. I'm putting this in my CASE file and I don't think there's a thing I can change. Thank you for my beautiful birthday card! Such a lovely shade of blue with an elegant flower. You helped make my birthday very special!

  13. Just love the poinsettia polaroid, Hideko - stunning atop that embossed card!!

  14. What a fabulous textural and creative card Hideko x. I always enjoy reading your step by steps. I love how you built up the poinsettia and the background and great use of stencilling and stamping. A really striking and beautiful card x.

  15. I don't know how I missed this beauty... I love the effect of that background... Gorgeous card!


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