Thursday, September 03, 2020

CAS Christmas September Challenge

Hi everyone.  Today is the start of the CAS Christmas September challenge.  This month is being hosted by Colleen (One Smile Lifts a Spirt).  She has chosen a fun and easy challenge!  And our Guest Designer is Steph (My Paper Corner).  Welcome Steph!


Quite a while ago I had a play day with my friends Susan and Christine.  We played with the new-at-the-time Alcohol Pearl Inks.  I still had my samples from our play day, so used one of them to create two cards.  I love when I get get two from one background.

We dropped the AI pearls onto vellum and watched them spread.  So beautiful!  I love the shimmer.  I used the vellum behind a favourite tree die-cut that I have.  The sentiment is heat embossed in shimmery blue embossing powder that I bought ages ago from Lindy's.  Another NBUS!  The colour isn't as deep as I wanted, but pretty close considering I only have about eight of the embossing colours (there are many, many more that I obviously NEED to buy!)  :).  A super easy and quick card.  Gotta love that!

Close-up that shows the shimmer of Alcohol Pearls ...

Since this is the first outing of my Alcohol Pearl Inks, I'm adding this card to the NBUS #18 Challenge.

I hope you'll check out the challenge blog to see the fabulous CAS Christmas Tree cards from our Designers and our Guest Designer, Steph.  Then come play along with our challenge.  Remember to keep your card CAS (Clean and Simple).

Products
Alcohol Pearl Inks - Ranger
Morning Glory Azure Embossing Powder - Lindy's






Stamps:  Snowglobe Sentiments (My Favorite Things - retired)
Paper:  White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Vellum (SU!)
Ink:  Alcohol Pearl Inks:  Tranquil, Sublime (Ranger); Versamark
Accessories:  Evergreen Window die (Memory Box - retired), Morning Glory Azure embossing powder (Lindy's), heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Christmas September Challenge - Christmas Tree
NBUS #18

25 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a yummy sky with the AI pearls, Loll - absolutely love it behind the crisp white trees! I can see why that die is a fave!!

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful shimmery Alcohol Ink Pearls background, Lolly. So pretty behind your die cut trees. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs..Nancy

Liz said...

Fabulous card Loll, I love the background. I've never used the alcohol pearls on vellum, thanks for the inspiration. xx

Bonnie said...

I only have three colors of the pearls but I definitely need to try them on vellum! What a gorgeous, shimmery background for these pretty trees! Love the sparkly sentiment too! Another beautiful Christmas card, my friend!

Julia Aston said...

Love the blue/green AI's behind your white trees Loll - boy, the pearls really shimmer!

I Card Everyone said...

You 'had me' at those darling die-cut trees in the window, Loll! although that sparkly winter sky is pretty spectacular, too!
=]

Daffodil Cards said...

This is so beautiful, love the pearl ink.
Faith x

TK said...

Beautiful -- gotta love the AIs and the pearl adds so much, especially to your beautiful sky!

Marcia Hill said...

This is so pretty Loll! I never would have known the AI's were on vellum, but think I need to try that out! Lovely, lovely card my friend! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

The Alcohol Pearls made a gorgeous background sky. Puttig them on vellum is inspired and the trees look great. I love the sparkly greeting.

Linda said...

Beautiful ..... love the shimmer from the Alcohol Pearls, gorgeous colours too xx

HilaryJane said...

I bet the shine on this is amazing in real life. I love those colours, they look perfect behind the white trees. It is on my to do list to use alcohol inks on vellum, something i have never done, not sure why xx

Colleen said...

Wow, Loll, your background is stunning, so very beautiful behind the snowy trees! And I love that you embossed the sentiment with the blue, really draws your eye into the frame!

Linda said...

Loll, your pearly, AI background is so gorgeous and showcases your trees so well. Beautiful card my friend.

Brenda said...

This is the first time I've really seen the pearl alcohol inks in action and boy this card is just so pretty! Love the blue and green together, and yes, what shimmer you got! Love the sentiment too in that beautiful blue color.....of course you need them all silly girl! lol Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

The white die-cut trees stand out beautifully against the fabulous Alcohol Pearl background Loll! The shimmer is pretty and so is the color matching heat-embossed sentiment!
Love this card!
Hideko xx

Pat said...

The Magicals are just stunning on the vellum, and the perfect background in that blue and green Loll, and the MB white die cut Evergreen Window is a great contrast, and love that pretty blue embossed sentiment too. x

Leslie Miller said...

Oooh, beautiful background with the AI Pearls on vellum! Love the tree die, too. I will have to play, for sure.

Christine Alexander said...

Loll wow your white trees totally pop against your AI background the shimmer is so beautiful :)

Cathy said...

Such a pretty card Loll, those AI pearls look stunning on the vellum, gorgeous behind the white diecut trees, Cathy x

Barb Ghig said...

I love the shimmer on your background from the alcohol pearls...it's so pretty, Loll! I think it pairs perfectly with this row of trees die, too...Another gorgeous card! xx

Mac Mable said...

Those pearls look so pretty and make an amazing background for those white and gorgeous die cut trees. The lindy embossing powder looks unique and beautiful Loll x.

Trina P. said...

Easy and so pretty! Great colours. I don’t have any of the AI pearls, but I’m sure they shimmer exquisitely IRL.

Ros Crawford said...

Those inks look wonderful... As does your card!

Anita in France said...

The sheen on that pearly background is gorgeous, Loll ... fabulous with the crisp, clean row of white Christmas trees! Hugs, Anita :)