Wednesday, August 10, 2022

CAS Christmas Card Pine Challenge

I am playing in the CAS Christmas Card Challenge: Pine hosted by the 
very talented Trina.  Be sure and check out the Design Team's beautiful
and creative Pine CAS Christmas Cards.

This is such a fun and creative way to add Christmas Cards to your Stash!

Here is my Pinecone Christmas Card.

I used my MISTI to stamp the SSS "Pinecone Background" stamp using Versamagic White
Pigment ink and heat embossed with SU Clear EB Powder on
Fluid 100 Hot Press 140# 100% Cotton Watercolor Paper. 

Next I used make up brushes to add Distress Oxide Inks:
Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Rustic Wilderness and
Lucky Clover.

Then wiped off inks from the heat embossed images for the Embossed 
Resist technique.  I will be adding this card to our CAS Mix Up 
August Challenge: Emboss Resist!!

The Emboss Resist leaves a beautiful shiny Pinecone image!

Then trimmed the main image and added a thin heat embossed border using
Versamark and Ranger Distress Embossing Glaze Vintage Photo.
Next heat embossed the border for the card front using the same technique 
and attached to SU Basic White 100# Card Base.

Stamped the Penny Black "Holiday Snippets" Believe sentiment onto main image.
Then popped up the main image onto card front with craft foam
and Done!

It was fun adding the heat embossed edges,  which was a new technique for me!
I saw a stamper do this,  but I do not remember who...darn.

Enjoy and hope you get to join in the Christmas Challenge too.  
Love and Hugs..

Stamps: SSS Pinecone Background.  Penny Black Holiday Snippets.
Paper: SU Basic White.  Fluid 100 Hot Press 140#  (I did not need WC paper, but wanted the extra weight.
Inks: Versamagic White pigment for stamped pinecones and Versamark clear for sentiment.  Archival Black for sentiment.
Accessories:  MISTI.  Distress EB Glaze Powders: Vintage Photo, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Rustic Wilderness and Lucky Clover. Heat Tool.  Craft Foam. 

Adding to CAS Mix Up August Emboss Resist Challenge.  
NBUS #41 Challenge
It was my first time to use the SSS Pinecone Background Stamp.


  1. Simply fabulous, love your embossed frame. I bet it looks even more stunning in real life xx

  2. Beautifully done, Nancy and so creative. I love the soft, dreamy effect of this. I also love the unique frame. Fantastic card!

  3. Love the pinecones and branches, Nancy! And the borders are awesome! Hopefully I can remember that technique!

  4. This looks like a photograph, Nancy, with the camera pointing right up into the middle of a gorgeous evergreen! And I can just imagine the wonderful shine in person! I also love the embossed border and always forget about doing that. Thank you for the reminder and for inspiring everyone at NBUS! (I hope you aren't getting too much smoke where you are.😮‍💨) Hugs, Darnell

  5. Your inked pinecones look wonderful, Nancy, and I love the borders on both the main panel and the white panel. Beautiful card!

  6. Again and again I admire Penney Black stamp - you did justice to both the stamp and the challenge !

  7. Gorgeous pinecone image, Nancy! The shiny emboss-resist looks so beautiful. Coloring with 3 shades of brown and 2 shades of green gives the image so much depth! And I love how you did with the edges of the panel, and the frame! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty in the CAS Christmas gallery! Hugs.. Hideko

  8. Fabulous emboss resist and great border with the embossing glaze! Perfect card for the pine challenge! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Christmas!

  9. Oooh! I love this Nancy. Those pinecones and branches look fabulous, and I love the edges done with the embssing glaze ...... nice touch! xx

  10. beautiful the look. I need to get going on my holiday cards! xx Karen

  11. A person could get lost in this gorgeous card, Nancy! I do love this coloring method for the soft and dreamy look it creates. A person can do a lot with ink and sponges! The emboss resist makes wonderful things possible. Thanks for inspiring with this awesome technique!

    1. Thank you Leslie for your sweet comment. I loved the shine and colors too:-) Hugs..

  12. Your pine cone panel is so pretty Nancy! A great technique used with the white stamping, embossing and sponging color - love the embossed card edge as well! thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas! xx

  13. Stunning card, Nancy! I love the white embossing, then the 3 shades of brown and 2 green! It really gives a lot of depth! the embossed edges are a wonderful step! I need to remember to try that! Thanks for the inspiration, always! Sue

  14. Gorgeous card Nancy, such a beautiful pine cone image and love your embossed edge ♥ thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas xx

  15. Fabulous card. Your pine cones are amazing and really stand out against the white border. Thank you for sharing your card over in the NBUS Challenge this month.
    Liz - Guest Designer xx


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