Sunday, March 03, 2019

CAS Christmas March Challenge

Hi everyone.  It's the start of the CAS Christmas March Challenge and we are also celebrating our 1st birthday!  YAY!  Susan (Cardmaker's Garret) is our host this month and she has chosen a wonderful theme ...


We are celebrating our 1st bithday and there's a party going on with prizes.
Please check out the challenge blog for details.


I used Bokeh to make the background.  I'm loving this technique after making cards for January's CAS Mix Up challenge.  It makes such a beautiful background without too much effort.  Love the simplicity of adding a white die-cut deer and torn white snow hill.  I used Clear Wink of Stella on the top of the snow and on the deer's beautiful antlers.  The sparkle is so pretty in real life, but hard to see in photos.  A simple sentiment is stamped in silver to finish the card.

Here's a close-up ...
... and an even closer look to see a little of the sparkle ...
Make sure to see the beautiful deer Christmas cards from our wonderful Guest Designer, Chrissie (Simply One of a Kind) and the rest of our amazing Designers.  We hope to inspire you to play along.






Stamps:  Christmas sentiments (Penny Black)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Distress Inks:  Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz); White Pigment (Hero Arts); Delicata Silver (Tsuikineko)
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, circle stencil, Inspired (Reindeer from Penny Black), Clear Wink of Stella

Challenges:
CAS Christmas March Challenge - Deer


23 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Great idea to create the Bokeh effect for your background, Loll...it's so striking! Love this stunning deer and how you created the sparkly snowy hills! Such a beautiful card!!!

Barb Ghig said...

I completely forgot to say Happy 1st Birthday to you, Bonnie and your fabulous DT at CAS Christmas! I've really enjoyed playing along over the past year and I love that it made a big difference having so many cards ready to go in December...Cheers!

Marcia HIll said...

I am absolutely in LOVE with this card Loll! Your Bokeh background is so cool looking with the white deer die cut and snowy hill...CAS Perfection!! And a very happy birthday to all of you at CAS Christmas!! :0)

Christine Alexander said...

the Bokeh effect looks gorgeous behind your white deer Loll. Love the card and so perfectly CAS :)

Linda said...

Love your Bokeh background, Loll. It is so pretty with the white deer and your sparkly snow. Have a great week.

Patti said...

This is so beautiful Loll! I love love love that bokeh background!! I still have not tried this technique but I really must! Thank you for the inspiration.

Susan said...

Beautiful shades of blue in that gorgeous bokeh background! Love it as the backdrop for the reindeer and love the bits of sparkle!

Talitha said...

Your deer is so elegant! Love the sparkle.

Bobby said...

Such a regal deer, Loll, and he's right proud of the bokeh background.

Maria said...

A gorgeous bokeh blue background! Love the sweet deer, too, for your lovely card!

Bonnie said...

This is such a beautiful reindeer with his sparkling antlers! Love the Bokeh background and icy looking snowbank! A gorgeous card, my friend!

Trina P. said...

Beautiful, Loll. Love, love your blue Bokeh background. Love the white die cuts. xx
Yay to one year! It flew by and U’ve had a blast. Thank you for having me join your team! 😘

Jeanne said...

Oh that bokeh background is swoon wothy. So pretty! What a gorgeous Christmas card. Thanks for sharing and happy birthday/anniversary!!

Julie B said...

Such a pretty wintery background for your stately stag. :)

Brenda said...

I have to say that I enjoyed the bokeh technique as well and just want to keep making more and more backgrounds using that technique. lol Your card is just beautiful Loll! I love the background of course and I love that beautiful and stunning stag! You have some great sparkle on the snow and the antlers and I can only imagine how beautiful it is in real life. Hugs, Brenda

Brenda in IN said...

A beautiful bokeh background. I love those big circles. His antlers are so majestic and the sparkle is lovely.

Leslie Miller said...

You have the prettiest dies! The bokeh is WOW on this! I absolutely love it!

Karen Dunbrook said...

gorgeous...love it!!
xx Karen

Mac Mable said...

What a darling of a card and such a beautiful Bokeh effect. CAS perfection x

Linda said...

I love the bokeh background behind your very majestic looking deer. Love the sparkle too xx

Jo Manna said...

Bokeh BG beauty for this delicate deer. Love the shimmer too, truly a special card filled with Christmas Cheer. Lovely! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a soft and pretty blue bokeh background, Loll! I feel like reaching my hand out and touching it. It really looks 3D.
The white deer looks so regal, and I love the pretty sparkles of the snow hill and the antlers.
Hideko xx

Julia Aston said...

The blue bokeh is gorgeous behind that regal white deer Loll!