Monday, August 28, 2017

CASE'ing Featured Stamper Christine!

I was so excited to see that my close friend, Christine (It's a Card Days Night) was honored this week at Splitcoaststampers as their Featured Stamper.  Christine's SCS Gallery is filled with her Gorgeous CAS style of cards.    

I chose a Christmas Card from her SCS Gallery..member name Calex! Be sure and check out the links for her Blog and her SCS Gallery.  You will be Inspired!

Here is Christine's Beauty!

Christine used watercolor paints and salt for her background.  I used Brushos powder on Arches Hot Press paper for mine and spritzed liberally with water.  Then added Himalayan Pink salt, Sea Salt and Table salt on my 9" x 9" watercolor piece of paper.  I was able to make 7 finished Christmas Cards with my gorgeous watercolor salted backgrounds :-)  Thank you so much Christine for the Inspiration!!!

I did splatter snow on my dried background using diluted white acrylic paint and a flat paint brush.

I then die cut seven 2 1/4" x 3 1/4" watercolored backgrounds and seven 3 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces of SU Whisper White cardstock using Memory Box Stitched Rectangles Dies from my large background:-)

The larger pieces I dry embossed with SU Softly Falling EB Folder.  I had already die cut the Impressions Obsessions "Fir Trees" with my brand new set.  There are 3 trees.  I used the 2 smaller trees die cutting with SU Whisper White CS.

Next I used my CUTplorations "Stitched Snow Hills" Die.  There are 3 dies in the set.  I used just one.  I discovered it was easiest to stamp my SU Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment on SU WW scraps and then die cut the snow hills.

It was fun putting all the pieces together.  I used dimensionals to pop up the larger tree, snow hill and the finished main image.  I added the rhinestone for a bit of bling.

Thank you again, Christine.  I loved how my cards turned out for my Christmas stash...all because of you my friend.  A Big Hug!

Stamps: SU Teeny Tiny Wishes sentiment
Paper: SU Thick Whisper White for card base and Whisper White for other pieces.
Inks: Brushos Powder: Ultramarine, Purple and Turquoise.  SU Pacific Point for sentiment
Accessories: Dies: IO Fir Trees, MB Stitched Rectangles, CUTplorations Stitched Snow Hills.  SU Softly Falling EB Folder, Rhinestone, dimensionals

SCS FS551 Featured Stamper...Christine (Calex)

August Rudolph Days Challenge: Anything Christmas.


  1. Nancy thanks for all your wonderful comments and support. I love your CASE of my card, that embossed background is awesome it really frames your watercolour background perfectly :)

  2. This is so beautiful! Yours and Christine's!
    I will have to try this salt combo. I have been reading a lot of blogs lately where people are using the Himalayan salt too.

    Thanks for taking part in the August Rudolph Days Challenge.

  3. I love the stunning blue and the great effect of the salt background, Nancy! The beautiful tree die cuts and the snow fall embossing add dimension to the Christmas scene. I'm off to Christine's gallery now! Hugs.. Hideko

  4. Your card is beautiful and I love those trees... I bought the die last year and I've lost one! I'm off to check out your friends' gallery... her card is so lovely!

  5. Oooooh, very pretty, Nancy! Crisp white and rich blue -- love it! The embossed snow is such a fantastic background. Another favorite Christmas card!

  6. A gorgeous Christmas card, Nancy! Love the background with the "snowy" trees and the sentiment on the snowbank. I find it easier to stamp then die cut too. Takes care of the crooked :>)

  7. I love the way you used the white die cuts against your rich, bold backgrounds, Nancy! what spectacular results with them too. Love the colors and the snow embossing folder provides such a perfect frame for your trees. The tiny village looks fabulous against that purple!

  8. Beautiful CASE of Christine's card, Nancy! Love the gorgeous brusho/salt background, the splattering of snow, and the embossed background!

  9. WOW I love the embossed background and the striking blue with the contrasting white. Perfecto!!!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Rudolph Days Challenge!
    Rudolph Days Challenge DT
    Dr Sonia

  10. Such a striking contrast with the blues and the white. The white background looks stunning too along with the amazing blue sky x Yes Christine's creations always inspire me too xx

  11. Nancy - Your Merry Christmas Tree card is amazing - LOVELY! I'll probably have to case this! :)!

    1. I CASE'd Christine and you might CASE fun! TFS your comment my friend. Hugs..

  12. Gorgeous Nancy ... I too can feel a CASE coming on.

  13. Another beauty! Love this one too, Cathy x


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