Sunday, February 03, 2019

CAS Christmas February Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to CAS Christmas February Challenge.  This month's challenge is being hosted by the wonderful Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirit).


I used two new dies for my card today.  I started with the background die of two deer with a stitched frame.  Cut from white card stock, I adhered a small piece of Inka Gold Smooshing from my stash to fill in the background.  I placed the panel on my warm grill and sprinkled with Chunky White Frantage.  I love how it melted to create the falling snow with a bit of texture.  To finish, I cut the peace from white card stock and sponged the top with Mermaid Lagoon ink, lightening the pressure as I moved down the letters.  This was to create a ombre sentiment.  Not sure it's ombre, but I like how it turned out. :)

Here's a close-up ...

Come check out the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from our Designers and our wonderful Guest Designer, Linda (Scrappin', Stampin', & Singin').  Then come play along.  Making Christmas cards all year is a great way to slowly build your stash so that when December rolls around, you have your cards ready to write and send off.  Why not make two cards at the same time to build your stash even faster! :)

Hope to see you in the gallery!

I'm adding this card to the CAS Mix Up challenge gallery ...






Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb. 400 Series)
Ink:  Mermaid Lagoon Distress Ink (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  Playful Deer Stitched Frame die (Poppy Stamps), Swirled Peace die (Poppy Stamps), Inka Gold (Steel Blue, Platinum), water mister, Chunky White Frantage (Stampendous), sponge

Challenges:
CAS Christmas February Challenge - Peace
CAS Mix Up February Challenge - Dimensional Die-cuts


28 comments:

Mac Mable said...

Oh Loll this is one super cute card. The ombre effect of the blues is fabulous and what an adorable scene. The sentiment looks amazing and love the frantage and the use of your warming grill...it makes a huge difference to the frantage not flying away x. The scale of the die cut sentiment looks fabulous. The die cute deer are adorable and this is one stand out card....Love it x.

Liz said...

Wonderful design, Loll. I love the deer die cut, looks great against your beautiful sky. The way you've coloured Peace is so effective. xx

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Loll, those two deer are adorable. I might just have to get that die. Your background is a perfect snowy day, and love that sentiment in shades of blue and white :)

Linda said...

Love your smooshed background with the snow falling down and those adorable deer on your die. Lovely card, Loll. And your peace is so pretty and it looks like ombre to me. Have a great week.

Bonnie said...

I love the way you've colored your peace die cut, my friend! Love that snowy background and the sweet deer all framed up too!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a gorgeous Christmas card, Loll! The deer are so sweet and the ombre effect on your sentiment is fabulous! I also love how you added falling snow with white Frantage...so striking! Beautiful work, my friend!

Susan said...

Beautiful background for those very sweet little deer! Love the way you did the sentiment! It looks like ombre to me.

Darnell said...

Oooh, love this, Lolly! I have and love that little deer die. Your background snowy sky is sensational, but that swooping overlapping peace is divine in font and ombreness!! Hugs, Dolly xxoo

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful background for your sweet die cut framed deer, Loll. I love how you added your Frantage using your warm grill. Sure prevents the snow from blowing all around. Your die cut and Ombre colored Peace is a beautiful final touch. TFS...Hugs..Nancy

Nancy Stislow said...

I love that die against your Inka Gold background. I can envision to young fawns playing in the snow. What a gorgeous gradient you achieved in the sponging of your die cut "peace." I have a hunch mu wish list just grew again and you should be entitled to a commission from the things I bought after seeing your cards.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Sweet deer pair in frame, Loll, and I just love the ombre peace sentiment! So delicate and pretty and perfect over the wonderful blue sky you created!! Thanks so much for having me as guest designer this month!!

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is sooooo cute, Loll! The gorgeous blue Inka Gold Smooshing background with the Chunky White Frantage falling snow is the perfect background for the adorable deer playing together in the snow. I love that you added an ombre effect to the die-cut sentiment. It adds the softness and echos falling snow.
Hideko xx

Karen Dunbrook said...

How beautiful Loll....such a serene feeling beauty.
xx Karen

Jeanne said...

So pretty, soft and peaceful, Loll. I just adore how you add fun techniques to your cards to achieve such fantastic looks. Thanks for sharing!

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness, these are GORGEOUS.
Faith
Daffodil Cards {My Blog}

Susan Joyce said...

Lovin' your sweet deer die cuts Loll, gorgeous Christmas card.

Trina P. said...

Striking card, Loll. Love the colour (of course). That inka Gold background is gorgeous especially with the frantage (need to get me some of that). Also love your ombre inking of the sentiment. To top it off, you just checked two NBUS dies off your list. xx

Linda said...

This is just soooo cute ...... those tiny deer are adorable. Love the falling snow too xx

Evelyn S. said...


So beautiful....the ombre colors of the die cut are unusual and so pretty!

Maxine D said...

How serene this card is Loll - love your snowfall background!
Blessings
Maxine

Jo Manna said...

Definitely a peaceful setting. What beautiful blue nuances along with the spatters of snow. The simple framing truly adds to the dimensional word die. Beautifully done, thanks for sharing! xx

Brenda said...

A beautiful card Loll, the scene definitely evokes peace! I love the inky sky with snow gently falling. I think I need me some of this Chunky White Frantage stuff as I've seen so many use it and it is so pretty. Love how you made your sentiment ombre and it is looking pretty ombre to me, or at least giving the look of ombre! Love everything about this card! Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

The Frantage adds a great snowy look for those darling deer to romp around in, Loll.

Leslie Miller said...

Ahhhh, pretty! Those two deer are sweet and the shading on the "peace" is so beautiful. Love the script on the word, plus the snowfall. A peaceful scene, for sure.

Julia Aston said...

Love your baby deer frolicking in the falling snow Loll! and the inking on the die cut is beautiful - so pretty leaving some of it white! xx

Anita in France said...

Charming, Loll ... so delicate and pretty ... the deer and that fabulous sentiment! Hugs, Anita :)

Pat said...

This is a really pretty scene and the frantage makes very natural looking snow, and I love the stitched frame, and the die cut sentiment stands out beautifully with the ombre effect keeping everything in those wonderful shades of blue. x

Ina G said...

Beautiful Loll. Love how you coloured the peace sentiment.