CAS Christmas January 2022 Challenge - Happy Holidays

Hi everyone,

This is the mid-month reminder for the Silver and Gold challenge with Julia as host at CAS Christmas.

I made a masculine Silver & Gold card this time:

[How I made the card]

1. Sponged around the stag stencil with Silver pigment ink, going very lightly toward the edges of the panel.

2. Sprinkled silver glitter embossing powder over the ink and heat-embossed it.

3. Aligned the negative stencil to mask outside of the stag, and laid a knit sweater pattern stencil over it.

4. Stenciled the knit sweater pattern with gold pigment ink.

5. Die-cut the front panel and layered it on the silver glitter matte.

6. Foiled the sentiment, die-cut it, and layered it on another die-cut sentiment to add dimension.

7. Adhered the sentiment to the front panel.

8. Glued the entire front panel to the card base.

Please check out the challenge blog for more inspirations, and join us! The link is open until midnight (PST) on January 24th.

Paper: Basic White (Stampin' Up!), Glitter Paper (Silver - Recollections)
Ink: Encore Ultimate Metallic Ink (Silver, Gold - Tsukineko)
Others: Stencil (Christmas Reindeer - ArtPlorations, Winter Stencil Strip - My Favorite Things), Dies (Wonky Stitched Rectangles STAX - My Favorite Things) Glimmer Hot Foil (Gold - Spellbinders), Glimmer Plate (Yana's Christmas Sentiments - Spellbinders), Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. This is such a striking design, Hideko! I love how you added the knit sweater pattern and how you played with the gold and silver color palette...very clever! xx

  2. Absolutely beautiful.

  3. AMAZING design Hideko! LOVE how the silver glitter embossing adds a frame around your beautiful stag. The knit stencil is just perfect! Very creative! xx

  4. Such an amazing artsy design Hideko, love the addition of the knit stenciling to the inside. Gorgeous card ♥

  5. You are so clever and creative, Hideko:-) I love your silver glittery heat embossing around your stag mask. It adds wonderful depth to your stag. How clever to add the stenciled stitches inside your stag in gold along with the beautiful gold foil sentiment. Your die cut stitched frame and pretty silver glitter paper narrow frame were a beautiful and creative way to finish your CAS beauty, my dear friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

  6. This is absolutely stunning Hideko... I just love what you did here, so clever and so beautiful!

  7. He's so regal in silver and gold! Gorgeous, Hideko!

  8. This is fantastic, Hideko! I love the texture of the embossing that makes the stag stand out and his stenciled "sweater" is a wonderful idea! You are always so creative, my friend!

  9. WOW!! This is a STUNNING card Hideko!! The combination of the embossing and stenciling look fabulous together and especially using the silver and gold! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. 😊

  10. What an awesome stenciling over the stag Hideko - love the look you created with the stenciling and the silver embossing around the outside edges - just beautiful! xx

  11. Now this is right up my street and a real stand out card Hideko x. I love the composition and the way you used the stencil. A stunning masculine card, which I love x.

  12. Hideko, this is such a unique design for your stag. Beautiful card in silver and gold.

  13. What a fabulous card! Love the silver panel with the silver embossing powder sprinkled on it. The stencilled knit stitches look amazing on the reindeer - such a unique design element!

  14. I really love this technique! I need to go through my stash and see what I could use to try this. Thanks for your beautiful inspiration!!

  15. This is a gorgeous masculine card, Hideko! Really creative and brilliant way to use these metallic colours. So much amazing details packed in this CAS design.

  16. Oh my! That sponging and partial embossing makes a stunning background for the stag, love the stencilling too, awesome mixed media but CAS card, Cathy x


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