Tuesday, October 13, 2020

CAS Christmas Challenge: Christmas Birds

The CAS Christmas Card Challenge is Christmas Birds,  hosted by the
very talented, Christine.  This months Guest Designer is Anita.
You will love Christine and Anita's wonderful bird cards.

Here is my Dove Christmas card.

I used a SU retired beautiful Dove from the "Calm Christmas" stamp set.
I had tucked this die cut SU retired Christmas designer paper in the
stamp box several years ago:-)

A very QCAS card design. 
I used my MISTi to stamp the Dove onto the DP with Distress Oxide 
Fired Brick ink and because the ink stays wet for awhile I heat embossed it
with SU Clear EB Powder.  I love how it made the dove pop and shine.

Next stamped STAMPlorations Shirley B's "Layered Christmas Sentiment"
with Archival Jet Black Ink.

Attached main image to SU Whisper White 100# CS and popped up with
Craft Foam and attached to SU 100# CS and Done!

My card is a CAS 5" x 5" format,  which I do not use very often,  
love the more elegant look.

Hope  you get to play in the CAS Christmas Challenge too.  An awesome
challenge for adding to your Christmas stash:-)

Love and Hugs...

Stamps: SU retired "Calm Christmas".  STAMPloratons "Layered Christmas Sentiment" by Shirley B.
Paper: SU Whisper White 100# and Retired Christmas Designer Paper.
Inks: Distress Oxide: Fired Brick.  Archival Jet Black.
Accessories: MISTI.  Craft Foam. SU clear EB powder.  Heat Tool.


  1. This is such an elegant card Nancy, love it. x

  2. Wonderful colour combination and a striking and beautiful Christmas card Nancy x.

  3. Wow, Nancy, this is gorgeous! I love the dove stamped on that pretty DSP! It almost appears to glow! Sue

  4. Gorgeous Nancy, the DP is perfect for your Peace Dove. They look like stars of light behind the bird. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas

  5. Nancy, this is so very lovely! I forget how lovely stamping over patterned paper can be - especially when said paper is this gorgeous! Peace, my friend!

  6. This is the perfect paper for you dove to fly on, Nancy! The red pops beautifully and the background looks like a starry sky! A lovely Christmas card, my friend!

  7. Ohhhh, pretty! Love that you stamped on the delicately patterned paper. You'll see on Monday that we made similar cards for this challenge. Well, not exact, but similar. Two peas in a pod! I love this one!

    1. Our stamping styles are different, but we still love everything about nature and have been influenced by our love of gardening, and the out of doors:-) Thank you for your sweet comment, my friend. Love and Hugs..can't wait to see your card on Monday:-)

  8. So lovely. Great use of pattern paper... it gives your dove a unique and striking look. Thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas.

  9. It's great when you find the perfect DSP to stamp directly onto - as you have here Nancy. The suggestion of shining stars is beautiful and I love your decision to stamp the dove in a surprising red. I have three different bird cards on the go for this challenge lol! Vicky x

    1. Thank you Vicky. I loved the results too and happy to add to my Christmas Stash. Looks like will be adding to your stash too:-) Hugs..Nancy

  10. That paper is perfect with that stamp. It makes the gorgeous dove look like it has lights shining through it, brilliant xx

  11. Oh it's beautiful Nancy and I love your choice of colours

  12. Beautiful and unique card Nancy, love the detailed dove stamp on the gorgeous designer paper, great colours too. Thankyou for playing along at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

  13. Beautiful card Nancy! LOVE your peace dove stamped and heat embossed. The pattern on the dove is so pretty! And beautiful patterned paper background. Lovely design, my friend! xx

  14. The deep red dove with intricate patterns is gorgeous, Nancy! Clear-embossing the dove is so effective in making it pop even against the designer paper. The color contrast is wonderful too. Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us in the CAS Christmas gallery, my friend! Hugs.. Hideko


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