Saturday, September 17, 2022

September CAS Christmas Reminder - Sparkle and/or Shine

Hi everyone.  Time for the reminder of this month's CAS Christmas challenge - Sparkle and/or Shine, hosted by the lovely and talented Hideko!


For today's card I created a very CAS design using a frame of a circle with trees die from AliExpress.  This cuts away the background of the circle, leaving a card front with the circle aperture and trees, which I used for my card front.  I die-cut it again using silver glimmer paper (SU!) and then cut the trees away from the frame so I could attach them on top of my card front.  I off-set the trees slightly so it looks as though there is snow on the tree branches.  I didn't get it perfect for the bottom of the circle, so I covered up my uneven edge with a black sentiment banner (Snowglobe sentiments - retired - My Favorite Things).  The banner is heat embossed with silver embossing powder, so that added just a tiny bit of shine.  The background is from my stash of pieces of smooshed magicals, just perfect to add a bit of colour to my design.

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Please check out the challenge blog to see the beautiful, sparkly, shiny CAS Christmas cards from our wonderfully talented team.

Hope you'll come play along with your CAS Christmas cards!  See you soon!


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Stamps:  Snowglobe Sentiments - retired (My Favorite Things)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media paper (Strathmore 140 lb.); Silver Glimmer paper (SU!); Black card stock (SU!)
Ink:   Magicals; Versamark
Accessories:   Tree circle die (AliExpress), Silver embossing powder (Ranger); heat tool

Challenges:
CAS Christmas September Challenge - Sparkle and/or Shine

20 comments:

HilaryJane said...

I love those sparkly trees against that lovely blue sky. Great save with the sentiment. They can be so useful can't they? xx

Susan said...

Beautifully done - love the way the silver trees are offset on the white ones. A perfect sparkly winter scene!

Jeanne H said...

Thanks for the reminder...love how pretty and CAS your card is today.

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful CAS card Loll, the silver sparkle on the trees is gorgeous ♥

Julia Aston said...

What beautiful glittery trees Loll- so pretty framed in the die cut out circle and lovely blue winter sky! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a lovely and peaceful Christmas scene you created, Loll! The sparkly silver trees are so pretty against the light blue Magicals sky, and the offset snow effect is a clever idea! Thanks so much for your kind introduction!
Hideko xx

Marcia Hill said...

CAS and absolutely BEAUTIFUL Loll! That is such a cool die you used that cuts out the circle and trees...love it!! Your offset sparkly trees look so pretty against that bright blue sky too...lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. 😊

Nstiz said...

Beautiful glitter trees against one of your gorgeous backgrounds. Great idea to offset the white to look like snow and what a wonderful job you did covering the offset circle.

Bonnie said...

Love the sparkle of these trees, Lolly! They are so pretty against the blue "sky" and shine brightly with all the white space!

Bobby said...

So clean, simple and beautiful, Loll.

Trina P. said...

CAS-tacular! Love the blue / silver colour palette.

Linda said...

Loll, your sparkly trees are so pretty against your smooshed background. Beautiful card.

Barb Ghig said...

Another beautiful CAS Christmas card, Loll! Your offset sparkly trees are perfect against your blue sky...I love this pretty card! xx

Lisa Elton said...

That little trio of trees makes me smile! Darling CAS card, Loll!

Leslie Miller said...

So simple and beautiful. Pristine like a snowy hillside. Clever use of the die to make the trees all icy and sparkling in the daylight.

Linda said...

I love your sparkly trees. I really like how you've off-set the two layers to give the look of snow on the branches, very clever xx

Colleen said...

Love your CAS design and those shiny and sparkly trees, Loll! Beautiful card!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Oooo - just love the silver trees in the circle window of that yummy blue, Loll - gorgeous!!

Julie B said...

Love the sparkly trees against the icy blue, wintery sky Loll.
So happy that I can now visit your blog without blogger scrambling the content as it had been doing earlier this week! :)

Brenda in IN said...

Lovely shine and a great way to save the uneven edge, Lolly.