Friday, December 01, 2017

CAS Mix Up December Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Mix Up December Challenge.  We've made it an easy one for you this month.  Anything Goes as long as the card is CAS, includes stamping plus two mixed media techniques and/or products (listed on the challenge blog sidebar).


Today I'm sharing a card using a new-to-me tree die.  I just love it!

I die-cut the tree from white card stock, coated with gilding flake glue, and then pressed on lots of Red Blaze gilding flakes.  I burnished the flakes to remove the excess.  LOVE the shimmer from the gilding flakes.  Isn't it pretty??!!
A stitched snowhill was die-cut then stamped with sentiment and heat embossed in gold.  My CAS Mix Up card has stamping, die-cutting, heat embossing, and gilding flakes.

We are excited to have Ina (Little Bits of Craft) as our Guest Designer this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Ina's card and the cards from the rest of our Design Team.  Then play along.  We'd love to see you in the gallery!

I'm entering this card into the Less Is More Challenge #356 - Let it Shine. 







Stamps:  Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)
Paper:  White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories & Tools:  Alpine Trees die (Memory Box), Red Blaze gilding flakes (Cosmic), gilding glue, scrubby brush for burnishing, Stitched Curves die (AliExpress)

Challenges:
CAS Mix Up December Challenge - Anything Goes
Less Is More #356 - Let it Shine

40 comments:

Marianne said...

Oh my, talk about gorgeous! Your glorious guilding-flaked (is that a word?) tree took my breath away when I saw it just now at the CAS Mix Up blog.
Marianne x

nancy littrell said...

Simply Stunning, Shiny and Beautiful die cut gilded flakes trees, Loll. Love your CAS design and sentiment on your die cut snow bank too. TFS my friend and Happy Holidays. Hugs

Preeti D. (aka Dutt Preety) said...

Stunning card

Bunny said...

Beautiful. Love the color. [Bunny]

Susan said...

Love the gilding flakes on your great new die, Loll. Perfect with the snow bank and gold sentiment.

Aileen said...

Love these tree die, looks brilliant with the gilding on it...... No I will not shop but I willl drool. Beautiful card Loll

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous card, Loll. The die cut red/gold gilding flakes trees look amazing. And that tree die is so beautiful. Fabulous CAS design. Thank you for joining us this week at Less is More. xx

Nancy Stislow said...

The gilded trees are just gorgeous! Haven't seen this one before and know it's on my list now! It's just beautiful and I do love trees on Christmas cards. This is beautifully designed with the stitched curve snow bank too.

Marcia HIll said...

Your gilded trees are FABULOUS Loll! So pretty and I just love how they take the spotlight in this CAS beauty! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Loll, love this tree die and they look amazing with the gilding flakes, Cathy x

Vicki Dutcher said...

I just love the color against the white -- so striking! You mf have become quite the enabler - yep, I bought Yupo paper because of YOU! :)

maria f. said...

So incredibly pretty. Can't believe that is one color of flakes - there seem to be so many different colors. Gorgeous.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Wow, Loll, brilliant idea, if had time would do it, but hopefully come back to it later like i have with salt challenge in August, I’ve finally done that!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Susan said...

Such a beautiful card. Love your color! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll, I love the gilding flake gorgeous tree die cut (I need that die cut). A perfect CAS image, love it :)

Darnell said...

Pretty is too mild an adjective, Lolly! This is glorious, spectacular, sensational!! I can only imagine how shimmery and warm it is in person! Hugs, Dolly

Robyn Oliver said...

Just gorgeous Loll, you really are inspiring me to play with 'stuff' in my stash that is slightly forgotten ... like gilding flakes... it's messy stuff, but spectacular.

Ina Grehan said...

How simple a layout is this Loll! Boy does it pack a punch. Love the trees and how fabulous they look with gilding flakes. Love it and your little mountain with the text. So happy to be Guesting with you again this month.

sandie said...

my goodness this is stunning Loll, love how wonderfully CAS it is but with superb elegance x

Nonni said...

Stunning card, Loll! I love all that shine from the gilding flakes and your new tree die is gorgeous, no wonder you love it! I also like the small size of the snow hill and how the sentiment is a perfect match to it's size! Great design. Thanks for joining us at Less Is More!

Jeanne said...

This is gorgeous! Wow, the colors in the gilding flakes is stunning. I didn't know there was a gilding flakes glue. Are there special properties in it? I will have to be on the lookout I think. The tree die is lovely and shows off the colors wonderfully. Thanks so much for sharing, Loll!!

Linda said...

This is stunning Loll ..... I love those trees and they look amazing covered in the gilding flakes.
I've got serious die envy ..... I've been trying to get my hands on this for ages xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A classy and sparkly Christmas make Loll and I love to see you playing at Less is More. Gorgeous scene and a wonderful technique to create those festive trees. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More

Julia Aston said...

The gilding flakes are just gorgeous on your pretty row of trees Loll! What a beautiful CAS design! Julia xx

Pat said...

Oooh Loll gorgeous gilding flakes on those pretty trees, I love the stitched slope with the gold sentiment over the top too. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Such a clean, elegant, and organic CAS card, Loll! I love the red Blaze gilding flake trees and the white stitched snow hill! The shimmering fir trees are just gorgeous! Hideko xx

Mimi said...

Yes, I love this! I've never seen that tree die (sounds funny... Dying trees... sorry, forester humor...) anyway, cute die, and now I'm very interested in trying the gilding flakes-- you make it look awesome! Terrific CAS card.

Bonnie said...

These are gorgeous trees, my friend! I love the shape of them and that color and shine! The little snowbank with the sentiment is perfect!

Sue - said...

Stunning Loll!

Brenda said...

Oh, it not just pretty Loll, it is beautiful! I love those flakes you used and I am loving that tree die as well. This makes for one beautiful card! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

Those gilded trees are gorgeous, Loll.

Izzy Scrap said...

So great to see you playing at Less is More Loll ! And moreover with such a beautiful card ! Love the elegance, the CAS touch and these gorgeous golden trees ! They just pop up so beautifully over all this white space ! Stunning card as usual, Loll ! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing with us this week !

Bożena Adamusińska said...

These Christmas trees dressed with gold flakes look stunning! I love their multicolor gloss. They look so beautiful on a white background. Creating a snowdrift with sentiment is the perfect solution. I love this card, Loll.
Hugs,
BożenA

Mac Mable said...

Sure is pretty. Love the flakes and that die cut trees looks amazing x

Susanne Vargas said...

Your gilded trees look spectacular surrounded by all this glorious white!

Anita in France said...

So lovely, Loll ... the shimmer on those fabulous trees is awesome! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, how BEAUTIFUL, Loll! Your gilding flakes look amazing, especially with all that glorious white space...I really love this card and I can't wait to play along!

Jo Manna said...

Beautiful and Elegant! This is truly CAS. Wow on your gilded trees, they are simply GORGEOUS.
Thanks for the inspiration dear Loll, xxx

Bonnie said...

This is gorgeous, my friend! You do wonders with gilding flakes! The colors fell so perfectly on these trees!

Daria said...

Beautiful card! I love the gilded trees against the white background.