Monday, December 10, 2018

CAS Triple Challenges: Stars, Thank You and EB Resist!

I created this shiny shimmery star background in minutes using a leftover die cut 
 Memory Box Stitched Circle Trees Die.

I already had this piece of SU Specialty DSP that had embossed stars.
All I had done was sponge the paper with Distress Ink Faded Jeans 
and sprayed with Sheet Shimmer Frost Spray.

Then scotch taped to the back of the die cut tree scene.

Used MISTI to stamp and heat emboss the SSS Thoughtful Messages and done!

Literally a 10 minute card because of all the leftovers:-)
The card is a 4 1/4" square format.  Perfect for a Christmas gift thank you.

Since I had all my supplies and more leftovers out on my desk, I made a Twofer:-)

My 2nd card is for the CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.

The SU Specialty paper had copper embossed dots that looked like snow falling.
I had already sponged with Distress Inks: Broken China and Faded Jeans 
and then gave it a light spray of water to blend the colors.  
I think it turned out beautifully.  I did use my sponge to blend the colored streaks.
The DSP is a glossy paper so blends easily.

Assembled the same as Card #1.
BTW, did pop up main image of both cards with fun foam.

Stamped and heat embossed the Thank You on this card too and Done!

Just realized both cards are using an Emboss Resist Technique on the backgrounds.
So these cards qualify for the CAS Mix Up Emboss Resist Challenge too:-)

Emboss Resist, Stamping and Die Cutting.

You have until the 15th to play along in all the CAS challenges.
Thank You Loll, Bonnie, DT's and GD's for a Inspiring 2018 of CAS Designs.

Merry Christmas dear friends and wishing you a wonderful holiday season
with family and friends.  Hugs..

Supplies: Same for both cards..almost
Stamps: SSS Thoughtful Messages
Paper: SU Whisper White Thick CS for card base.  SU Specialty DSP (ret)
Inks: Versafine black ink for sentiments.  Distress Inks: Faded Jeans card #1,  Faded Jeans and Broken China card #2.
Accessories: MB Stitched Circle Trees Die. Scotch Tape. Fun Foam. Blending tool. Sheep Shimmer Frost Spray on Card #1. SU Clear EB Powder. SU Heat Tool. MISTI


  1. Two beautiful thank you cards using stars, watercolouring and emboss resist. You hit the trifecta with these cards Nancy!! Awesome designs, my friend! xx

    1. And..I did not even realize I had a trifecta post until the end of the fun! Hugs..Nancy

  2. As "Christmas approached, the town became gorgeous".
    Christmas song flows, and a roadside tree is displayed with gorgeous neon.
    I am excited just to walk the town. "

  3. Two FABULOUS cards Nancy and you also managed to combine all 3 challenges in one post...YAY you!! Your backgrounds are soooo pretty and I just LOVE that die that you used on both cards...may have to check that out!! Lovely, lovely thank you cards my friend!! :0)

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment, Marcia. Hugs..Nancy

  4. Gorgeous cards, Nancy. Beautiful CAS design. Love the shimmer of your starry night background. Thank you for joining us at CAS Christmas Star challenge. x

  5. Two beautiful cards, especially the first one - love that shimmery blue sky with the stars. Way to go getting all three CAS challenges done in this one post!

  6. Wow, Nancy. They may be 10 minute cards but your designs are beautiful! Love the sparkles of the first one and the wonderful, copper snowflakes of the second. Three challenges in one post? Amazing! Love the papers you used and I just love that tree die too!

  7. Wonderful cards and so clever to put them in for all three challenges :). Love that die cut Nancy so elegantly Christmas :)

  8. This beautiful card does triple duty! Love that starry background and the pine trees in the circle! Classy and peaceful!

  9. Love the white die cut on both of your very pretty cards. Gorgeous CAS cards and love how you combined the three challenges. The speciality paper with the copper looks wonderful x

  10. Beautiful cards featuring the stars!!

  11. I’m in love with this die and you have definitely given it the glory it deserves. Shimmer and stars totally adorable. Thanks so much for sharing at CAS Mix Up! xxx

  12. Love this beautiful die and both backgrounds! The shimmer on the first is so pretty. It's nice when you have the spare parts that make it so easy. Gorgeous CAS cards, Nancy!

  13. Two beautiful cards, Nancy. Love when cards come together so easily and they work for 3 challenges. Yahoo.

  14. Nancy, what a pretty shimmery star background for the first card! Faded Jeans and the Shimmer Frost Spray make a gorgeous color & texture for the crisp white die-cut trees! The background sky of the second card is so unique with the copper snowfalls. The ink blending is so smooth and the color combo of blue, copper, and white is fabulous! Love the square shape.
    I used to buy a lot of DSP but haven't used them very much, so thank you for your inspiration! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you Hideko for your sweet comment. I have made myself NOT buy any DSP for a couple of years, but this was a freebie SAB paper I could not resist. I am now glad I ordered the beautiful paper. Perfect for the EB resist technique and CAS designs. There are still I think, 4 more designs I have not used. Hugs..Nancy

  15. Two beautiful designs Nancy! Love the embossed stars on the first and the shiny circles/snow/stars - on the 2nd! xx

  16. Nancy they are gorgeous!! I love the die and the ink blended papers are beautiful! I would never have thought that they were ink blended which goes to show how perfect you work... And you have given me more ideas so thank you!

  17. These are both so very pretty Nancy. That is such a nice die and your backgrounds show it off beautifully.


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