Wednesday, July 03, 2019

CAS Christmas July Challenge

Hi everyone.  Start of the CAS Christmas July Challenge - Snowflake, hosted by our sweet Bonnie (Stamping with Klass).

We are also excited to have Jane (Onions and Paper) are our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Jane!


First time out for this snowflake ornament.  I thought this would make a great shaker Christmas card, although I find shaker cards tediuous to make.  I ALWAYS end up with glue everywhere, including my fingers and then things just start to stick together where they shouldn't. :)  This one wasn't too bad.  Only had that happen once while making it. :)

Layered white die-cut ornament, solid acetate (cut to fit), foam (cut to fit) ... adding the sequins, then another layer of acetate, and the final layer of white card stock ornament.

I stamped the sentiment in delicata silver and added silver cording to the top.

Here's a close-up ...
I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the snowflake cards from our AMAZING Designers, along with Jane's beautiful snowflake card.  Then come play along!

I'm skating in at the last minute to join up with the Jingle Belles - Snow Much Fun challenge.






Stamps:  Christmas Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Decliata Silver (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Ornament die (AliExpress), acetate sheet, foam, blue sequins, clear sequins, silver cording

Challenges:
CAS Christmas July Challenge - Snowflake
Jingle Belles - Snow Much Fun




29 comments:

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS shaker card, Loll, beautiful design. xx

lauren bergold said...

so amazingly lovely! WOW. this is perfection! thanks for having SNOW MUCH FUN with us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous shaker card, Loll! I love the partial aperture and your pretty blue and clear sequins are just perfect for your CAS design! Barb xx

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous.
Faith

Nstiz said...

Love this and love the gorgeous color of those sequins in your shaker ornament. I too am challenged by the shaker cards but love how they look. Recipients love them too. That ornament is such a gorgeous die. Beautifully done.

Susan said...

Beautiful snowflake ornament die and a gorgeous shaker with the blue and clear sequins! I agree that shakers are tedious but they really are worth the effort!

Mac Mable said...

Such a unique and fabulous shaker card. Wonderful idea to use the die cut for the shaker element and what an outstanding card x.

Nan said...

Gorgeous cards! Makes me think I should be making a few holiday cards. Never too soon to start that project! Tfs

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful shaker ornament, Loll! Love those blue sequins shaking around in there! I find them tedious to make too, but this makes me want to try again!

Maria said...

Super lovely! Love that pretty shaker ornament!!

Leslie Miller said...

Would you look at this! What a cool snowflake shaker card! You have the BEST ideas!

Colleen said...

What a terrific CAS shaker card...awesome snowflake die!!

Christine Alexander said...

Loll that's a wonderful die, so perfect for a small shaker. The icy blue sequins are gorgeous :)

kiwimeskreations said...

So glad you persisted and used this as a shaker (die cut) Loll - it's stunning
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

how beautiful....you did a great job!
x Karen

Brenda in IN said...

this is just beautiful. Great design and the sequins just sparkle.

SmilynStef said...

what a sweet little shaker ornament ... so glad you celebrated SNOW with us at Jingle Belles.

Trina P. said...

Love that snowflake ornament die, Loll. Perfect for making a shaker... your shaker is beautiful and CAS-tastic. xx

Linda said...

Gorgeous little shaker card ..... love those pretty frosty looking sequins xx

A.Rose said...

How flipping cute is this? So many wonderful techniques in ne card!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Loll, I love that snowflake die and it makes a great shaker. I know what you mean about shaker cards, my problem is the shaker bits get stick on some glue from somewhere. lol Still I do like making them although I don't do it often. Love this one as a shaker, so pretty! Hugs, Brenda

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Gorgeous shaker, Loll - love your metallic string bow too!!

nwilliams6 said...

Perfect shaker Christmas card - crisp, icy, fun, interactive, and beautiful. Wow. Hugz

Cathy said...

What a fantastic shaker! Love that it's an ornament shape, makes such a fun card, Cathy x

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so pretty, Loll! Love the beautiful white space and the shine from the blue sequins in the snowflake ornament!
Hideko xx

Anita in France said...

Gosh, creating the shaker was so worth it, Loll ... it adds such a magical element to this crisp, frosty, cool ornament! Fabulous! Hugs, Anita :)

Jo said...

Lots of white with specs of silver and blue. Peaceful for sure. I love the simple complexity of this snowflake themed card xx

Darnell said...

I just saw this (standing out a mile) in the lineup over at CAS Xmas, Lolly, and I love it! That pretty ornament made a really cute shaker! Mmm, no "cute" isn't right, it's actually very elegant! Hugs, Dolly

BożenA said...

A wonderful Christmas ornament shaker. Blue sequins are perfect for a winter card
xx