Sunday, September 20, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge Christmas Tree

We all have Tree products..the CAS Christmas Challenge is the perfect time
to get out some trees and add more cards to your Christmas Stash:-)

Thank you Colleen for hosting a fun and easy challenge:-)
Love all the awesome samples by the Design Team and Guest Designer!

My 4 1/4" square Christmas Card

I was thrilled to find a piece of alcohol ink on a tag in my stash!
It almost looks like Northern Lights...I think!

I even had the square die cut card front tucked into the Memory Box "Stitched
Circle Trees" Die envelope.

I cut the background from the tag,  which has a shiny surface and so worked with the
alcohol ink.  Attached background to back of die cut card front.

Added Connect Glue to the background,  trees and snow bank and sprinkled
liberally with SU Dazzling Diamond Glitter.

Placed card front in MISTI and stamped the STAMPlorations "Homespun Christmas"
stamp set sentiment using Archival black ink.

Attached card front to SU Whisper White 100# card base and Done!
I think I will be searching my background boxes for more backgrounds:-)
This is an easy CAS design for making multiple Christmas Cards.

Thank you Colleen and CAS Christmas Challenge for helping me make
my Christmas Stash Grow:-)  Hugs...

Stamps: STAMPlorations "Homespun Christmas" sentiment.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100#.   Shiny Tag (unknown)
Inks: Archival Jet Black.  Alcohol Inks.
Accessories: Memory Box Stitched Circle Trees Die. Gina K Connect Glue. SU Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  MISTI


  1. This is beautiful Nancy!
    The 'bit's in my stash are crumpled and rubbish! Nothing like this! x

  2. Love that background. it is amazing what you can find with a search through left over or discarded bits. i often fine things that I thought were rubbish when I made them and then think they are pretty good when I go back, very strange. glad you made use of your leftovers for this stunning card xx

  3. Nancy it surely does look like the Northern Lights!! Such a beautiful, perfect find for your card, and backdrop for these pretty little trees!

  4. The first thing I thought was how it looks like northern lights. Very cold and crisp winter scene, and beautiful with the snow and sparkles. It's a whole lot of fun to have ready made backgrounds to sift through when you need something, especially when you have so many pretty ones like this.

  5. Oh Nancy, this is just beautiful! Your AI background is stunning, has elements of the Northern sky! And your added glitter just makes the snow glisten! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  6. wow Nancy, stunning background for your snowy tree line. Isn't it wonderful when you find just the perfect piece in your stash. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

  7. Wow, the sparkle is beautiful and I don't know how you got that result with alcohol inks that looks like Northern Lights but it is beautiful.

  8. This is such a pretty die cut, Nancy! It works perfectly with that beautiful alcohol ink background! Love the addition of the sparkle!

  9. Beautiful! Love the colours and the glitter!

  10. That is one, gorgeous die but your background really set that off! Wow, just beautiful and it's now on my wish list. Great card, Nancy!

  11. Always good to find things in your stash Nancy and what a find....Your background sure does look like the Northern Lights and your card is absolutely stunning x.

  12. Gorgeous northern lights sky Nancy! And what a perfect tree die to show it off. This really is a peaceful design. Love all the glitter. xx

  13. This is lovely Christmas tree card, Nancy! The square card is perfect for the beautiful circle die-cut, and your gorgeous AI background is amazing! It does look like the Northern Lights. I love the colors and they really show off the beauty of the white tree silhouette. The sparkle of the snow is so pretty too! I'm always happy to see your card in the CAS Christmas gallery. Thank you, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko

    1. Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. Always fun to use something from your stash that you did not really like and have it turn out perfect for a completely different design:-) Love and Hugs..Nancy

  14. Such a pretty card Nancy, love the gorgeous background and the touches of shimmer and shine on the snow, Cathy x

  15. Wow, Nancy. BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors and the dies. Amazing and such great colors too. Love it! Hugz

  16. Agree... that AI piece does look like the northern lights! It makes for a gorgeous night sky for your white diecut. The glitter finished it off beautifully. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  17. This is such a cool card, Nancy! Love the AI background and sparkle you added to the trees and snowbank! What a lovely holiday creation!


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