Friday, January 03, 2020

CAS Christmas January 2020 Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the first CAS Christmas challenge of the year.  I know it doesn't feel like time to make Christmas cards ... but if you play along all month with us, think of the cards you'll have finished and ready to go for late in the year. :)

We're starting off the new year with a challenge hosted by our wonderfully, talented Christine!

Such a fun and easy challenge.  Make sure to include a tag on your card ... or perhaps make your card tag shaped.  Just make sure it is a card, since this is a card challenge.

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

Here's a close-up of my tag card ...
The background silver with royal blue glitter snowflakes was made with a stencil following Jennifer McGuire's video found HERE.  Of course, Jennifer knows how to do this without making a mess.  I had my two dear friends (Susan and Christine) to play with this technique and my room was covered in glitter. :)  I'm still working to clean it up. :)  But the background design is just gorgeous and I will definitely do this technique again.  The holly and berries are die-cut from Tonic Mirror paper which is so shiny and beautiful.

Check out our challenge blog to see the rest of the Designers and Guest Designer's tag cards.  Then come join us!






Stamps:  Snowglobe Sayings (MFT)
Paper:  White (Neenah 110 lb.); Mirror paper:  Green, Red (Tonic)
Ink:  Silver Delicata (Tsukineko)
Accessories & Tools:  Snowflake Stencil (Paper Artsy); Double-sided sheets, Silver Glitter, Royal Blue glitter, bone folder, swiffer, Pinpoint Mainstreet Tag dies (Poppy Stamps), Holly & Berry die (C.C. Designs), thin red ribbon

Challenges:
CAS Christmas January 2020 Challenge - Tag


26 comments:

Patti said...

Oooh Loll! this is so pretty!! I love all the white space and the festive sparkle! that red bow is the topping on the cake! : ) well done : )

Linda said...

Loll, you sparkly silver and blue tag is beautiful. Lovely card my friend. Hope you had a great Christmas and New Year.

BożenA said...

Such an elegant card. I love all the glow that your card shines, Loll.
Hugs,
BozenA

Nstiz said...

Wow, talk about sparkle. i can only imagine how much I'd have all over too but think that is the fun of creating. Too bad we can't get one of those things that guys put in the garage to help suck up the saw dust. Perfect. This is beautiful, Loll.

clavell said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT!!!!! WOW!♥

Pat said...

Wow Loll, this mega glittery and shiny and love that red ribbon to go with the red berries, this is full on Christmas. x

Colleen said...

wow, Loll, what a beautiful tag, love the sparkle and shine with that glitter. I will have to check out Jennifer's post...but I know she seems to make cards with no mess and in very little time too *wink. Happy New Year friend!!

Liz said...

Your card is beautiful, Loll. I love all the sparkle on your gorgeous tag. xx

Bonnie said...

WOW! With all this gorgeous glitter on your tag, I can imagine how much is in your studio! LOL, that stuff multiplies when you let it out of the jar! But so worth the cleanup, my friend!

Christine Alexander said...

Wow Loll that glitter background made such an amazing tag, I love all the bright sparkle.
Is Jessie all sparkle free now :)

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous glittery snowflake tag, Loll. Love your added shiny holly embellishment. TFS Jennifers technique link too. A wonderful challenge to get our 2020 Christmas cards stash started:-) Hugs..Nancy

Susan said...

So beautiful - love the blue and silver together! The little holly sprig is the perfect embellishment and the berries tie in perfectly with the red ribbon.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous glittery card Loll - I am sure it was worth the glitter for miles if you are going to use the technique again!
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

this looks so amazing Loll, elegance plus!
xx Karen

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous card, Loll! I love all the sparkle and how you contrasted it with mirror card for the holly and berries...I'll bet it looks amazing in person!

Trina P. said...

Whoa! You are so brace to use glitter, Loll! Glitter may be a pain, but the results are astounding. Love the royal blue and silver combo.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a gorgeous and eye-catching tag card, Loll!
The sparkle of the silver and royal blue glitter is simply amazing, and the shiny holly and berries of mirror paper are as beautiful as the background. Love the bright color combo!
Good luck with cleaning up the glitter. ;-) I know - I still find some glitter in my car from the time when I took a glittery holiday card out of an envelope!
Hideko xx

Jane Willis said...

All that shine and sparkle, its so very festive and gorgeous.

Marcia Hill said...

It was worth the mess Loll...absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! :0)

Bobby said...

That's a whole lot of gorgeous sparkle, Loll.

Mac Mable said...

Had a little chuckle at the thought of you, Susan and Christine having fun and getting all glittery x. A real Wow card and so very pretty Loll x

TK said...

Beautiful, and CAS -- can't beat that! One down..... ? to go! Congrats on the early start

Anita in France said...

Soooo pretty, Loll ... the shimmer, glimmer and shine is deliciously sparkly! Hugs, Anita :)

Danni Reid said...

Such a gorgeous CAS card, love all the shimmer, beautiful technique and your colors are so festive and beautiful!

Jo said...

Gorgeous sparkle and shine to this beauty. Love every detail, well worth the messy craft room. Bravo for this gem! xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Amazing stenciling on the glitter paper, Loll - so worth the clean-up work!! Perfect with the holly embellishment!!