Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 {Color Challenge}

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created for Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #269 – a color challenge.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I created the background from Stampin Up Gumball Green (retired) cardstock, stamped with the Hero Arts Candy Stripe Bold Prints stamp in VersaMark ink. I used a Lil’ Inker square die set to cut it. I stamped the Hero Arts Winter Wishes sentiment on white cardstock, which I cut with one of the My Favorite Things Snow Drifts dies and a circle die.

I stamped Stampin’ Up Melon Mambo cardstock with a now retired Hero Arts background stamp (whose name I have searched for and been unable to find) in Taylored Expressions Sugar Cube ink, and cut it with the mitten dies from the My Favorite Things Warm & Fuzzy set. The background circle was cut from SU Soft Sky. To finish the scene, I added one of the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes.

Merry Monday Christmas Challenge 269

I like color challenges a lot. I would have never combined these colors otherwise.

Merry Monday #269

Supplies:

Taylored Expressions – Santa’s On His Way

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Taylored Expressions Sky High – Airplane die set. I am envisioning Santa using modern technology to deliver his packages!

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His Way

I used the Santa’s hat from the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate and added it to the aviator’s head. The evergreen trees and snow bank in the background are cut with the On the Line North Pole Cutting Plate from glitter cardstock. I stamped a sentiment from the From the North Pole set. The die-cut packages were created with the All Wrapped Up set.

Taylored Expressions Santa's On His WayI have already started to envision using the airplane someway in a Valentine’s Day card.

Supplies:

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

Hello! Today, I am sharing two versions of the same masculine CAS design using positive and negative die cuts.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the We R Memory Keepers – Antlers die (retired) to cut red cardstock stamped with the Hero Arts Tartan background stamp (retired). I recently rediscovered these items in my stash while brainstorming card designs.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

For the card using the antler positive die-cut, the base is Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop. The sentiment is from the Stampin’ Up Cheerful Tags (retired) set.

I originally had no plans for using the antler negative. After several days, I realized I could make a similar card, just varying the supplies a bit.

Buffalo Check Masculine Christmas Cards

I used the Neenah Desert Storm cardstock cut with the Stitched Woodgrain backdrop behind the die-cut antler shape. I used one of the My Favorite Things Snow Globe Sentiments, which was cut with a die in the Hero Arts Frame Cuts F (retired) set.

Merry Monday Christmas Color Challenge – Blue, Green, Silver and White

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees die created for Merry Monday Challenge #267.

At first I was going to pass on the challenge because all I could think of was a card with glass ornaments in the challenge colors of green, blue, and white/silver/vellum (and was getting nowhere). I finally freed myself of that specific idea!

Merry Monday #267

I die-cut a cardstock panel with the Deco Trees die and heat-embossed a Hero Arts sentiment from the “Spread Joy” set (now retired) on the panel. I colored cardstock with three Distress Oxide inks – Peacock Feathers, Lucky Clover and Salty Ocean. I trimmed the colored cardstock to fit behind the openings of the three trees.

Merry Monday #267

Merry Monday #267

Supplies: Memory Box Deco Trees die, Hero Arts Spread Joy stamp set

Watercolored Snow Day

Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card featuring one of the images from the Newton’s Nook Designs Snow Day stamp set. I have never before stamped any images in this set (and I purchased it in 2013!).

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

I stamped and heat-embossed the dog image on Canson Montval watercolor paper and colored it with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.

Newton's Nook Watercolored Snow Day

Once the image was dry, I cut it with a die in the Stitched Square Stackables – Large set. I heat-embossed a sentiment from the Snow Globe Sentiments set and cut it with a die in the Everyday Sentiment Banners set. I used the Stitched Woodgrain Backdrop die to create the card background. Once assembled, I realized there was a critical missing detail – snowflakes! I used the Snow Caps set to die-cut snowflakes from the watercolor paper.

Supplies:

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 – Day 12 Lawn Fawn

Hello. Today, I am sharing a tag created for The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 – Day 12 for which Lawn Fawn was the guest. All of the inspiration tags were terrific! My tag was most influenced by those shown by Elena Roussakis and Lindsey M-p.

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - Day 12 Lawn Fawn

I stamped the Toboggan Together deer images on Arches Hot Press Watercolor Paper with VersaFine and colored them with Kuretake Gansai Tambi Dark Brown (47)Kuretake Gansai Tambi Brown (46) and Kuretake Gansai Tambi Light Brown (44).

Once dry, I cut the images with their corresponding dies. I colored Canson Watercolor Paper with Broken China Distress Oxide ink and Distress Oxide Lucky Clover ink. Once the paper was dry, I cut the tag background from the blue with the largest die in the Stitched Circle Tags set. I cut the Forest Border from the green. I cut the snow banks using the Stitched Hillside Backdrop Landscape die, which I also cut with the largest die in the Stitched Circle Tags set. I heat-embossed the Merry Messages sentiment with Geranium Red embossing powder.

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags 2017 - Day 12 Lawn Fawn

I used Peppermint twine to finish off the tag. For such a simple tag, there were a lot of steps! The best part – this tag is already adorning a wrapped gift!

Supplies:

Taylored Expressions – Christmas Forest + Sale

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card created with the Taylored Expressions Christmas Tree Stacklets.

Before I share details about the card, Taylored Expressions is having their biggest sale of the year right now! The sale ends at 11:59 pm CST on Sunday, November 26. Shop early for the best selection! 30% off everything (excludes gift cards and class registrations).

Taylored Expressions Black Friday Sale

Back to the card – I cut Playful Patterns – Holiday paper with the three triangle dies in the Christmas Tree Stacklets set and arranged them so that there would be a variety of colors and patterns.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

I staggered the trees, to create different heights, and used the Build a Scene – Rolling Hills to cover the tree bases. I stamped and heat-embossed a Campy Christmas sentiment and added Little Bits – Snowflake Confetti to fill the Salt Water Taffy sky.

Taylored Expressions - CAS Patterned Paper Christmas Forest

Supplies:

Peace & Love to You and Yours

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card featuring the Memory Box Deco Trees; I used the die to create a stencil.

Glitter Trees

To begin, I heat-embossed the sentiment from Hero Arts Christmas Messages with Red Geranium embossing powder. I  cut triangles the size of the trees in the die set from Inkadinkado Stamping Mask Paper. I covered the heat-embossed panel, where I wanted to add the trees, with the masks, and I applied ink using the My Favorite Things Drifts & Hill stencil.

 The die cuts all of the trees at the same time, (I used the Memory Box Deco Trees die in the second card in this post), but I wanted to place the trees apart from one another. To create the stencil, I cut the Memory Box Deco Trees die from several Crafter’s Workshop 6×6 Blank Stencil Sheets. I applied Translucent Embossing Paste through the stencil. As the paste was applied, I shook on the  Clear Rock Candy Dry Glitter. I had to wait for the tree closer to the center, on the right-hand side, to dry before adding the tree on the far right.

Glitter Trees

Supplies:

Be Merry – Die-cut Holiday Mice

Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card featuring the Marianne Design Eline’s Mice Family die set.

Marianne Design Eline’s Mice Family

In addition to the Mice Family die set, I used pieces from the Eline’s Winter Outfits and Eline’s Christmas Decorations sets. (I purchased these Marianne Design die sets from the online store Frantic Stamper.) The sentiment is from the MFT Snow Globe Sentiments set. I used patterned paper from the Doodlebug Designs Here Comes Santa Claus 6×6 paper pad (released last year) for the hat, scarf, tree, and present. I am fond of these critter dies designed by Eline Pellinkhof. I used the Penguin die set on a card a few months ago.

Marianne Design Elin’s Mice Family

Supplies:

CAS Winter Wishes

Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card created with a variety of supplies from my stash.

CAS Winter Wishes

I began by applying embossing paste to the Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock panel through the Plaid stencil, which is included in the Tim Holtz Mini Stencils, Set 32 . While the embossing paste dried, I heat-embossed the sentiment from the Hero Arts Winter Wishes set on Stampin’ Up Real Red cardstock. To finish off the card, I added the die-cut Taylored Expressions Little Bits – Reindeer.

Supplies: