Sunday, October 03, 2021

CAS Christmas October Challenge

Hi everyone.  Start of the CAS Christmas October Challenge.  Not long now before we need to have our cards in the mail! :)  

Today we have a colour challenge, hosted by the talented Marcia (Marcia's Stampin' Pad).

Wonderful colour combination for Christmas cards.  I started by creating the poinsettia.  Stamped the image on mixed media paper, heat embossing in silver.  I watercoloured using Real Red dye ink (Stampin' Up!).  Mustard Seed distress ink was used for the center of the poinsettia.  Once dry I fussy-cut the flower and set aside.

For the card front, I sponged Smoky Slate dye ink (Stampin' Up!) through a stencil.  I then cut off a strip and attached it to my card front.  I used a thick metallic silver marker to add the silver line.

The sentiment is stamped and heat embossed in silver before securing the poinsettia to the card.

Close-up ...

We are excited to have Darnell as our Guest Designer this month.  Welcome Darnell!!

Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiufl Gray and Red cards from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Darnell.

Then come join us!


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Stamps:  Create a Poinsettia (Stampendous - retired); Art Deco Celebrate Christmas (Poppy Stamps - retired)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Real Red, Smoky Slate (Stampin' Up!); Versamark
Accessories:   Silver embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, watercolour brushes, Wander & Find stencil (Carta Bella - retired), blending brush, thick silver metallic marker (Pilot)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas October Challenge - Gray and Red


30 comments:

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

SO Beautiful Loll.
Faith x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous card! Saving to CASE 😀

nancy littrell said...

OMG...Your Stunning watercolored Poinsettia Pops right off the card, Lolly. Love your stenciled panel for the poinsettia background, your silver heat embossed poinsettia and sentiment. Gorgeous colors for your Stunning card, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Nstiz said...

beautifully designed and love the deep, rich red of your perfectly painted poinsettia! I'm always in awe of your fussy cutting too- something I try and avoid. Great card, Loll!

Bobby said...

What a gorgeously vibrant poinsettia, Loll.

Colleen said...

Gorgeous card Loll! Love your stenciled strip, it certainly highlights the beautiful poinsettia!

Leslie Miller said...

Fabulous with the pop of gorgeous red over the gentle gray border. I love the stencil you used and, thankfully, it do have it. Yes, not long till mailing time.

I Card Everyone said...

Yes, Ma'am - Poinsettia perfection! Aren't these the most wonderful colors?
=]

Pat said...

Such a gorgeous silver embossed poinsettia, watercoloured with this rich red Loll, and love the added grey stencilled piece along the bottom of the card front, and the coordinating silver embossed sentiment finishes it perfectly. x

Marcia Hill said...

A WOW card for sure Loll! I love the deep red of the Poinsettia and the silver embossing...soooo elegant looking! Loving the stenciled bottom portion of the card too! Thanks so much for making this color combination SHINE with your lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

Silver and your deep, rich red -- two wonderful colors for your beautiful card

Susan said...

Such a beautiful rich red poinsettia - it's wonderful! And a great contrast to the soft grey stencilling.

kiwimeskreations said...

What beauty Loll, this is real eye candy. Love the rich red of the poinsettia
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Jeanne said...

Oh my, this card is stunning, Loll! Wow!

Bonnie said...

I love the deep, rich colors of this poinsettia, Lolly! It's such a beautiful contrast with the gray!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! That is one gorgeous Poinsettia, Loll! I really love your stenciled panel and your silver accents are stunning! Such a special and elegant Christmas card, my friend ~ xx

HilaryJane said...

This is beautiful, love the silver embossing with the red and grey. Might have to find time to have a go with these colours. Gorgeous xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Love your gorgeous poinsettia and the great design, Loll! The stenciled bottom panel grounds the flower perfectly. The shine of the silver heat-embossing and the metallic pen is so pretty and festive!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Beautiful, Loll. Your watercoloring and the depth of colour achieved on the poinsettia is gorgeous. Love the stencilling and silver embossing.

Robyn Oliver said...

Loll, your gorgeous vibrant red poinsettia is perfectly matched with the subtle grey stencilling for this months CAS Christmas challenge...love it, so eye catching, Robyn

Mac Mable said...

WOW this is stunning Loll x. Amazing poinsettia and love the vibrant water colouring and all finished off with the pretty stencilled strip. Loving the font on the sentiment too Loll x. A real stunner of a card x.

Linda said...

WOW! This looks amazing! The colour on that poinsettia is just so rich and intense .... I love it! The silver embossing really adds the perfect shimmer and shine xx

Cathy said...

Amazing looking poinsettia Loll, the red is so rich! Love the soft grey stencilled panel with it too, fabulous design, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

your red poinsettia really pops Loll, and love your gray stenciled strip :)

Darnell said...

Your gorgeous poinsettia looks like you have cut it from velvet, Lolly! The whole design is sensational! (Great tip about adding a line using fat metallic markers!) Thank you for the shoutout! It's a pleasure being the GD this month! Love, Dolly

Julia Aston said...

Wow Loll - such depth of color on your poinsettia! I thought at first it was on vellum - lovely fussy cutting and layering - so pretty with the stenciled panel added on along the bottom and with the beautiful silver embossing! xx

BożenA said...

another of those great cards that you will never forget! Both the background and the poinsettia look stunning! I love this card, Loll. I can't stop staring at her.
xx

Ros Crawford said...

This has to be the prettiest poinsettia ever! Stunning with the grey behind it too.

Liz Williams said...

Your silver embossing on your poinsettia is so pretty. Great job on the coloring and the added stenciling is a great element as well.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

That's a showstopper of a poinsettia, Loll - absolutely adore it!! Perfect with that strip of stenciling too!!