Saturday, July 13, 2019

CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Snowflakes

The perfect Christmas Challenge: Snowflake to make multiple cards for my stash!
Thank you Bonnie for hosting this challenge.
The talented Jane (Onions and Paper) is the Guest Designer this month:-)

My Snowflake Card!

I bought this Memory Box "Watching Deer" circle die on our Retreat visit 
to a local BC craft store.  I thought it would be perfect for multiple Christmas cards
for my perfect that I made 10 cards for my stash:-)

I used Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch and
blended onto Strathmore Mixed Media paper using makeup brushes.
I did 10 (3 1/2" x 3") backgrounds.

Next used SSS "Falling Snow" Stencil to add Nuvo Glimmer Paste "Moonstone"
with palette knife to the 10 backgrounds.  
Very important to wash stencil with warm soapy water when done.
Set backgrounds aside to dry away from my work area.

Die cut the "Watching Deer" Die out of SU Whisper White 100# CS.
Placed in MISTI to stamp and heat emboss the PB "Smile All Seasons" sentiment.

Attached backgrounds to back of die cut card fronts using scotch tape
and then attached card fronts to card base and Done:-)

You have until the 24th to play along with the CAS Christmas Card Challenge.
An awesome challenge for adding to your Christmas Card stash!

Enjoy and Hugs...


Stamps: Penny Black "Smile All Season" Holiday sentiments.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.  Strathmore Mixed Media paper.
Inks: Distress Oxide Inks: Fossilized Amber, Shaded Lilac and Blueprint Sketch.  Versafine black.
Accessories: Memory Box "Watching Deer Circle" Die. Nuvo Glimmer Paste "Moonstone". Makeup Brushes,  Scotch Tape,  SU Clear EB Powder. 


  1. Such a pretty background and the snowflakes are beautiful. Wonderful CAS Christmas card Nancy and well done you on making 10 cards....The recipients are going to love them x. The die cut is gorgeous and so is the font on the sentiment. Fabulous card my friend x

  2. I LOVE the coloured of your blended sky, Nancy! Gorgeous, especially with the glittery falling snow. So sweet with the partial circle aperture with deer. And gorgeous font for your heat embossed sentiment. Great idea to make 10 of these to build your stash! xx

  3. Oh no, now I wish I'd bought this die. Nancy I love your background with the beautiful sky and the snowflakes falling

  4. So very beautiful, Nancy!! This is the scene we always imagined we'd see on our road trips out West! Couldn't be as beautiful as yours!

  5. This was a great purchase, Nancy! It makes a beautiful Christmas card with the snowy background! Good for you adding lots to your Christmas stash!

  6. Oh now I’m wishing I bought that die too! Great card, Nancy... or should I say cards plural since you did 10 of them! Beautiful ink blended sky and the stencilled falling snow completes this wonderful scene. xx

  7. Ask me how many Christmas cards I have made Nancy... go on ask me...
    Answer - None!
    And you have made millions!!! I have die envy here - love this deer on his snowy hill and he looks fab against that wonderful sky! Great card!

  8. Wonderful Christmas card, Nancy! What made this card more wonderful is that it may be perfect for making multiples to build your stash! The deer die-cut window is so pretty and your background looks amazing! The ink blending is beautiful and the falling snow is so sparkly. Such a lovely card, my friend!
    Hugs.. Hideko

  9. Nancy that is one incredible job you did with your sponging. Your gradient is flawless. Love that die cut too as well as the texture from the glimmer paste. Beautiful card.

  10. Wow, you made 10 cards in that crafting session - good for you - and what a wonderful design with great colours for the sky and lovely shimmery stenciled snowflakes. Thanks so much for making a card for CAS Christmas.

  11. What a beauty! I love the BG and the die cut is just perfect! Wonderful sentiment stamp too!

  12. Wow, 10 cards and so beautiful! Gosh, I love this! Perfectly serene and gorgeous. Love your blended background with the sparkly snowfall. I need to make more Christmas cards. A fabulous die like this sure makes it quick!

  13. Nancy, this is fabulous! I love that die and your background is awesome...I love that you were able to make so many, quick and easy peasy!! thanks for playing along with us! wish I could have gone to that store with you...I may have to look for that die...!!


Thank you so much for visiting and leaving your much appreciated comments! Hugs....Nancy