Tuesday, December 6, 2016

CAS Mix Up Sponging Christmas

I liked this Christmas card so much I made Four!

Here is a Close Up showing off all the glitter :-)

I had so much fun sponging over my Memory Box Stitched Circle piece of Arches Mixed Media paper using Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans with my Tim Holtz mini sponging tool.  Whew...that was a mouth full!

I then splattered diluted acrylic paint using a #4 paint brush over the circle.  When dry I added SU Fine Tip Glue and SU Dazzling Diamonds glitter to some of the snowflakes.  Set aside to dry.

Next I stamped my pretty tree from STAMPlorations "Oh, Christmas Tree" stamp set and added Gold Stickles and when dry,  fussy cut the image.  I stamped my sentiment from the same set using Archival Jet Black ink and fussy cut, leaving a white border.

I had the SU EB folder "On Point" out for my last card,  so used it again for this card.  I love it because of the trees and the fact it is a CAS design.

It was fun putting all the pieces together.  I attached the circle image and sentiment with SU Fine Tip Glue Pen and the tree with dimensionals to the Dry Embossed card front.  Then attached the card front to my SU Whisper White Thick CS tent fold card base using foam tape for added dimension.

Four more cards for my stash...now back to my baking :-)  Happy Holidays my friends.

Thank you so much for looking and especially for your comments.  Hugs...

Challenges I am entering....I used Stamping + Sponging + Die Cuts, Dry EB, Splatters and Glitter

CUTplorations December Challenge Any Dies and at least one STAMPlorations Product..I made a snowy background for my Christmas Card.

Inkspirational Challenge: CAS with Sparkle


  1. Beautiful CAS card, LOVE ALL the textures. The subtle dry embossing adds just the right finish, good job! Hugs Joxx

  2. So much glitter and glam on this beautifully designed card Nancy! - Great sketch - and wonderful snowfall in the sky and glitter on the tree! Julia xx

  3. Such a fantastic design Nancy! LOVE the pretty sponged circle with the splattered snow. Adding the dazzling diamonds really gives it so much sparkle. Same for your beautiful tree. LOVE how you've stamped in green and then added the gold stickles over top. Awesome design, especially with the dimension from your beautiful embossed background. xx

  4. What a great sponged background for this sparkly tree, Nancy! A great CAS design and wonderful for multi card production.

  5. What a great snow scene! It really looks like snow falling and melting on the card.Beautiful shades of blue.

  6. Bet it's sparkly with the Dazzling Diamonds! Lovely shades of blue too! I like the CAS look of that embossing folder - I don't own it but ran a few backgrounds off at Loll's so have been using them lately.

  7. So lovely! I'm not a big fan of embossing folders but this looks gorgeous!

  8. Apologies for my late commenting; the days are passing at warp speed! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! The diamond background is so lovely; your trees, sky and glitter snow, stunning! Please, will you bring this gem over to Inkspirational Challenges, where our theme is CAS with Sparkle? We'd so welcome this pretty creation in the gallery! I'll be watching for you (nudge, nudge). Here's the link: http://inkspirationalchallenges.blogspot.ca/2016/12/challenge-123-designers-choice-cas-with.html

    1. I meant 'trees' embossed background! Apparently I was so bedazzled by your glittery snow that 'diamonds' sprang to mind.

    2. Thanks for heads up. I added my card to your CAS sparkle challenge :-)

    3. Yayyyy....thrilled to see your card in the Ink gallery; thank you for joining us!

  9. What a pretty card Nancy and the gold glittery tree and the glittery snowflakes in the background look beautiful against that lovely and perfectly blended blue background. The embossed trees behind are perfect with it too. x

  10. This is awesome! I see why you made a few -- Thanks for joining in at CUTplorations~ Happy New Year!

  11. This is gorgeous:) fabulous texturing on a CAS design, thank you for sharing with CUTplorations


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