Thursday, October 27, 2016

Quick CAS Christmas cards


Hi everyone.  Today I'm sharing four QACAS (as Darnell would say) cards ... quick and clean and simple. :)  Alcohol Ink backgrounds with white die-cuts --- simple.

Again with the alcohol inks backgrounds ... hope you aren't sick of seeing these. :) As I mentioned before, I found smooshing with AIs on yupo paper to work best for me.

For the background above, I used three colours of AI (botanical and mermaid from Ranger; sapphire from Pinata).  Love the colours together.

And two more cards made from one panel that I cut in half.  Mix of red and green AIs with gold fixative.  Where the red and green mixed together, I got dark brown, which I love.




The last card below uses two shades of green, along with gold fixative.  I used a 4 1/2" x 6" piece of Yupo, smooshed, and then cut the piece into four equal panels ... making four QACAS cards (all the same). Sentiment is heat embossed in gold.  This time I used gold foil paper for the candle die-cut.


Thanks for stopping by.






Stamps:  Merriest (Avery Elle); Big Scripty Greetings (Simon Says)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Alcohol Inks:  Botanical, Mermaid, Pesto, Poppyfield (Ranger); Sapphire, Rich Gold (Pinata); Black (Memento)
Accessories & Tools:  Country Landscape die (Memory Box), Deer Trio (Impression Obsession), Tree Line die (Impression Obsession), Glowing Candles die (Memory Box)

35 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

your QACAS is fantastic on every one of the cards - love the gold on the last one!!

Colleen said...

I never tire of seeing your creations, especially your QACAS ones, your backgrounds are gorgeous!!

Stamps and Paper said...

What fabulous backgrounds Loll 4 beautiful Christmas cards

Anne

Tenia Nelson said...

Just gorgeous!!

harrahx2 said...

Such beautiful cards Loll! I love them.

Bonnie said...

I love all of these, Loll, but that last one took my breath away! They don't look simple! All are very elegant!

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous CAS designs for your beautiful AI backgrounds. TFS Loll. Hugs, Nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

These backgrounds are spectacular! Never heard of Pinata but had to look it up. Anything made by Jacquard is excellent. I may have to try these and they even have a gray! Thanks for introducing these. Love the white die cuts allowing those awesome backgrounds to show!

Sheila H said...

The white images against the varied alcohol ink backgrounds are just spectacular, Loll. Once again, you leave me in awe of your artistry.

MaryH said...

These may be QACAS, but certainly does not look quickly done! The backgrounds are just splendid and shimmery, and you have chosen some wonderful die cuts to emphasize the background...and the background to make the die look so pretty. I LOVE each one, but I think perhaps the candles might be my fav. (just because I love that die!) Each is stunning. TFS & Hugs (I'll echo Sheila about the awestruck!)

Bobby said...

Nothing shows off your beautiful backgrounds like the white silhouettes, Loll. All your cards are gorgeous.

Linda said...

Loll, these are all so stunning. Beautiful backgrounds.

Jane said...

Gorgeous cards..the inks work so well against the white xx

Kath said...

Fabulous cards - beautiful backgrounds with your die cuts.
Kath x

Nonni said...

These are all fabulous -no way I could get tired of seeing these backgrounds!

Maxine D said...

Wow Loll, you have really rocked these Alcohol ink backgrounds and made some dramatic cards.
Blessings
Maxine

Linda said...

What a gorgeous collection of Christmas cards .... I love the smooshed alcohol inks, I really have give this a try xx

Jeanne said...

Spectacular results, Loll! These just make me smile. Thank you so much for sharing. Have a wonderful weekend!

Marcia said...

Your backgrounds are lovely! Great inspiration too!!

Marcia HIll said...

Every one of these cards is absolutely STUNNING Loll! I took the Alcohol Inks and Yupo paper class last week and absolutely loved it! (and spent a small fortune on inks and paper too!) Now I just need to find time to sit down and play (and be messy!!). But anyway, post away with these types of cards...I'm loving the inspiration!! :0)

Gramma Sarah said...

Hi Loll. I'm on my way to buy some Yupo paper I have the inks but not the paper. Thanks for the inspiration. I viewed a video on how to do this. What fun! I never get tired of your posts.

Di said...

Hi Loll! Wow and wow, these are just fabulous. I neeeeeed Yupo NOW :) Gosh, you really are always one step ahead of the game. I especially love the very first card in this wonderful set.

Hope all is well with you and that you have your mojo back - ha, no doubt about that one for sure!

Love

Di xx

Ingrid said...

Drop. Dead. Gorgeous! :)

Bożena Adamusińska said...

In your performance fast CAS card that is very beautiful and extraordinary CAS card. I can not choose favorites in because all the cards are amazing. The extraordinary inspiration.
Hugs,
BozenA

Mrs A. said...

I love them all but the last one is the tops. Hugs Mrs A.

Susan said...

All are fabulous! But I especially love the one with the village (gorgeous blue sky!) and the one with the reindeer!

Lisa Lara said...

Your gorgeous backgrounds add that "WOW" factor to all these beauties Loll.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Your backgrounds are again so vibrant and amazing and pair so well with the metallic elements, Lolly! I'm not sure these would be quick for me (thank you for the shout out!), but you are so adept now with this technique, I can see you whipping them out. You are becoming a legend in Blogland!! Lots of hugs, Dolly

Anita in France said...

Such cool, vibrant effects, Loll ... fabulous with the crisp white die cuts ... and the green is gorgeous with the soft gold! Hugs, Anita :)

Cathy said...

Never tired of seeing your amazing backgrounds Loll, love how you turn them into stunning cards! Cathy x

Tina Z. said...

they are amazing!

Pat said...

I adore the green of the background with those gorgeous gold die cut candles. A beautiful card Loll. x

Gramma Sarah said...

Loll, just got to this...wow, love the alcohol ink backgrounds. I just made one and CASE'd the first one. What fun to do...smooshing the alcohol inks! I may CASE the candle one too (with a different candle die. Thanks for your continued inspiration.

shirley-bee said...

Love these backgrounds, Loll. The addition of the gold in the mix.

Barb Ghig said...

BEAUTIFUL Christmas cards, Loll! They may be QACAS, but the impact of your backgrounds is amazing! I think my fave is the last one with the gold candles and holly...WOW! The recipients of your cards are going to feel very special indeed!