Hello! Today I am sharing a CAS card created with an older Hero Arts rubber stamp – Winter Trees. I bought the stamp five years ago and had only used it once.
I stamped the Hero Arts Winter Trees image with Lucky Clover Distress Oxide ink on my MISTI. (I think it would be fun to stamp in a number of different Distress Oxide ink colors.) I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment (my most used this season) with silver embossing powder.
Hello. Today, I am sharing a card created for the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge #270 – Tic-Tac-Toe.
I used the first column – stamping, die cut and red on my CAS holiday/winter card. I am transitioning from Christmas-specific cards to winter cards (still snow, snow people and the like!).
I cut the MFT Cocoa Cup from TE Cherry Pop cardstock and added a snowflake, from the Lawn Cuts Mini Snowflakes set, and a peppermint stick, from the CottageCutz Peppermint Latte set. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts sentiment on Stampin’ Up Marina Mist strip. The background panel was dry-embossed with a Stampin’ Up folder.
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!
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.
Supplies: Memory Box Deco Trees die, Hero Arts Spread Joy stamp set
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS card created with a variety of supplies from my stash.
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.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a holiday card showcasing the Hero Arts’ Holiday Animals stamp set. I bought this stamp set last year (the year before?) and had never used it.
I stamped and heat-embossed two of the images from the stamp set on Canson Montval watercolor paper. I colored them with a combination of Distress Inks and Kuretake Gansai Tambi watercolors.
I inked the same watercolor paper with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink on which I stamped the trees (and then cut with their corresponding dies). The background was inked with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. The patterned paper card base is from a Lawn Fawn 6 x 6 pad released several years ago.
Hello! Today, I am sharing a CAS holiday card showcasing the Memory Box Reindeer Parade die.
I played around with this design for awhile, and in the end, I partially embossed the Tim Holtz trees stencil (included in the Mini Stencils Set 32). Other ideas included stenciling a die-cut circle or rectangle, but I wanted the trees to be more organic. To simplify the construction of the card, I separately heat-embossed the Christmas Messages sentiment on a die-cut rectangle.
Hello! Today I’m sharing two “vintage” CAS Halloween cards crafted with supplies from several different manufacturers.
For the first card, I used the emboss-resist method on patterned paper in my stash.
I clear heat-embossed the Hero Arts Leaf and Floral background and then applied Distress Oxide Black Soot to the paper. The areas covered by the clear embossing were not colored. It is a great way to change the look of patterned paper.
I stamped a sentiment from Hero Arts Ghostly Greetings on to another piece of patterned paper, which I cut with a circle die and added die-cut bats (from a now retired Memory Box set).
The second card uses a Memory Box wood stamp sentiment with the die-cut Memory Box Meadow Bird and older patterned paper.
While vintage isn’t my “usual” cardmaking style, it’s fun to dabble in it every now and again.
Hello! While I was playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up, I created a number of Christmas cards, so many that I didn’t get them all posted! This CAS card combines the Tim Holtz Holiday Knit stencil, the Sizzix Tim Holtz Woodlands die set, and a Hero Arts sentiment from Winter Wishes.
I cut the tree from Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide cardstock twice (this is a new color and it is one that I really like!). For one of the die-cut trees, I knocked out the pieces I didn’t want, and the other time I left them in place (taping them securely on the back). I adhered the trees together. I applied the Embossing Paste through the stencil on to Stampin’ Up Crumb Cake cardstock. While the background dried, I stamped the sentiment with Stampin’ Up Soft Suede ink. I cut the sentiment strip with one of the dies in the My Favorite Things STAX Fishtail Flags set. I cut a strip of patterned paper (old Studio Calico paper pack) with a larger die in the same set.
Hello! I’m playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with another CAS card featuring the Stamper’s Anonymous Tim Holtz Woodland stencil, this time used to create a scene within the Impression Obsession Round Ornament.
The Tim Holtz Woodland stencil includes two evergreen trees, each with a snow overlay. I began by stenciling the trees in the background with Iced Spruce Distress Ink. I then inked the center tree with Pine Needles followed by Unicorn White Pigment ink using the snow portion of the stencil. Once dry, I cut the scene with the Impression Obsession Round Ornament. I heat-embossed the Hero Arts Christmas Messages sentiment on Stampin’ Up Tranquil Tide. To finish I added snowflakes cut with the Lawn Fawn Mini Snowflakes die.
Hello! I’m still playing along with the Merry Monday Christmas Challenge Summer Link-up (the link -up runs until August 31 at noon) with a CAS snow/ski-themed card featuring the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set.
I began by die-cutting and assembling the skis and poles. I added Vintage Photo Distress ink to the skis for a little bit more color. I stamped the Hero Arts sentiment on white cardstock, which I die-cut with the mountain die in the Elizabeth Crafts’ Skis die set. I dry-embossed the MFT Stamps Timber Green cardstock base with the Taylored Expressions Cable Knit embossing folder for texture.