Monday, January 03, 2022

CAS Christmas January Challenge

Hi everyone.  Hope you had a wonderful and restful holiday and are excited about the New Year ahead.  Let's hope life will be easier in 2022!

Our team is so happy to get started with this year's CAS Christmas challenge.  First up is a challenge hosted by Julia.  I had so much fun figuring out what to make ... so many options to create with these colours!


This is a fairly easy card to make, although it did take me a couple of tries until I figured out what products I wanted to use to get a subtle look of silver. :)

Starting with an A2 white card panel, lightly wet both sides before embossing with the Tim Holtz Poinsettia Embossing Folder.  This helps avoid cracking along the edges.

Diluted Delicata Silver Re-inker and brushed over the poinsettia flowers; diluted Delicata Gold Re-inker and brushed over the flower centers.  To add even more shine and a bit of sparkle, I brushed over the flowers again with Silver Stickles and Gold Stickles for the flower centers.

To finish the card, gold heat embossed a simple sentiment on black card stock to create a sentiment banner.  Die-cut oval card front, popping up over the main panel with foam for added dimension.  

Close-up ... wish you could see the sparkle ... it's beautiful!

While I was on a roll, I made a second card with the same supplies, but different design ...


We are so excited to have Lisa (My Paper Tales) as our Guest Designer for this month.  Please check out the challenge blog to see Lisa's and the Designer's CAS Silver & Gold cards!  Come play along and build your Christmas card stash throughout the year.


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Stamps:  Snowglobe Sayings - retired (My Favorite Things)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Black card stock (Stampin' Up!)
Ink:   Delicata Silver re-inker, Delicated Gold re-inker, Versamark
Accessories:   3D Poinsettia Embossing Folder (Tim Holtz), water mister, paint brushes, Silver Stickles, Gold Stickles, Princess Gold Embossing Powder (Ranger), heat tool, oval die - retired (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
CAS Christmas January Challenge - Silver & Gold

31 comments:

Susan said...

Beautiful use of that embossing folder, Loll! I love the addition of the gold and silver reinker and Stickles. I bet the sparkle is gorgeous in real life!

I Card Everyone said...

Loll, your card is SO beautiful! Yay for continuing our Christmas makes! Silver and gold is a classic, for sure!
=]

Nstiz said...

WOW! How totally elegant these are! Love the silver and cold on these and the way you applied it is so creative. These really caught my eye and DO have that WOW factor!

Linda said...

Loll, so beautiful and elegant. Gorgeous card. Happy New Year!

Leslie Miller said...

Whoa, I read every word but I'm still in awe over the sheen and sparkle. This is amazing, Loll!

Julia Aston said...

You came upon the perfect method for accenting your embossed poinsettias with Silver and Gold - SO pretty!! I know how many tries it can take to get the right product for what you want to achieve! xx

Jeanne H said...

What a gorgeous card, Loll!!

Kiwigirl said...

Absolutely beautiful! Loll these are amazing. Thank you for sharing 🙂

Pat Robinson said...

Gorgeous card! Love how you did the silver and gold on those flowers!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE both of these designs, Lolly! The silver poinsettias with the gold centers are so elegant!

Lisa Elton said...

Love those sparkling blooms peeking out from that oval! Both cards are beautiful, Loll!

Pat said...

That poinsettia 3D embossing folder is a beauty and the gold and silver with the added stickles really does shine and sparkle beautifully, and the oval frame popped up and the added gold on black sentiment strip finish it perfectly. The second card is gorgeous too showing all of the embossed flowers, and the same greeting which stands out brilliantly..two really elegant cards Loll. x

Christine Alexander said...

Gorgeous Loll, and love how you used that 3D embossing folder. I have to give that a try ♥

Julie B said...

What a fab EF Loll and 2 great cards. This is a great way to get more from your EFs and the results are so pretty. Happy New Year! :)

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! Both of these cards are absolutely GORGEOUS Loll!! What a great idea to use the refills diluted, and then the stickles over that...I can totally see the sparkle and shine in your close up photos!! That TH folder is one of my favorites, and you've used it sooooo beautifully!! Lovely, lovely cards my friend!! Hugs. 😊

Viv said...

EF now added to my wish list (which is currently standing at two full toilet rolls......!)
Love these cards Loll - both equally beautiful. x

HilaryJane said...

What a perfect way to enhance that amazing embossing, just beautiful xx

MUKat said...

Just stunning! What a great take on Tim's poinsettia folder. You have the most interesting ideas and creations. Always look forward to your posts.

TK said...

So beautiful, and I definitely see the sparkle. Great use of the colors for your pretty card

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, both cards are beautiful, elegant, and special, Loll! I love the subtle touch of silver and the pretty sparkle of gold. You came up with a fabulous idea to color the 3D embossed poinsettias with the diluted metallic re-inkers! Love the uniqueness of these cards!
Hideko xx

Barb Ghig said...

Your Poinsettias are GORGEOUS all dressed up in silver and gold Delicata ink and I love how you added Stickles to your design, Loll! Once again, you have created a really elegant and beautiful Christmas card! xx

Brenda in IN said...

Both cards are awesome, Loll. They sparkle softly and this is a CASE card for sure!

Bobby said...

I have that embossing folder and seen a number of ways to amp it up but your silver and gold version takes the prize, Loll. So so beautiful!

Cathy said...

Beautiful cards Loll, love how you've only highlighted the flowers. Such a great idea to brush on the ink too, must remember to try using reinkers for that. Love all the shimmer and shine too, Cathy x

My Paper Epiphany said...

SPECTACULAR! One of your best Loll!

Colleen said...

Gosh Loll, these two cards are stunning! I must try this technique it really packs a big punch and adding the stickles really gives it that little extra something something!!

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my, they are absolutely stunning my friend... So elegant

Linda said...

I do love this embossing folder and it looks stunning in the silver and gold. Love the added sparkles too xx

Trina P. said...

Wow! Your poinsettias are gorgeous! Love the subtle metallic colouring. Adding the silver and gold Stickles is the perfect finishing touch.

Mac Mable said...

Both versions are absolutely beautiful Loll. The silver and gold add shine and elegance and they are stunning x.

BożenA said...

This EF is so beautiful, Loll! I love how you added color to your embossed picture and using a frame to extract only part of the picture looks so amazing. Two stunning cards, Loll.
xx