Friday, August 3, 2018

August CAS Christmas Challenge


Hi there blog friends! I am honored to share with you that I was asked to be the Guest Designer for the August CAS Christmas Card Challenge! I enjoy playing along every month and usually create a few cards while I have my supplies out. Their theme for August is 'Tree', so I grabbed some NBUS stamps and dies and got started on my card ~




For the trees, I used MFT Oh Christmas Tree. I created the ombre effect with my inks, then spritzed them with Shimmer Spray. I embossed the sentiment and flourish with gold EP and added a few gold sequins...and that was it :)

I have a package of SSS tree stencils in my stash, so I created another card:


I stenciled the trees with pastel inks and spritzed them with Shimmer Spray, then stamped the sentiment in light gray. Here is a close-up of the sparkle on the trees:


As always, Loll, Bonnie, and the Design Team have created some gorgeous cards to inspire everyone and since the challenge lasts until the 24th, we would love to have you stop by the Challenge Blog and join us!  

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies
Card #1:
Stamps: MFT - Oh Christmas Tree; WPlus9 - Iconic Christmas
Dies: MFT - Oh Christmas Tree, Stitched A2 Rectangle Set 1
Inks: Altenew - Hunter Green, Just Green, Sweet Leaf
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Gold Sequins; Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray

Card #2:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Ornamental Style
Dies: MFT - Stitched Rectangle STAX
Stencils: SSS - Four Trees
Misc: Pretty Pink Posh - Silver Sequins, Imagine - Sheer Shimmer Spray

25 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

two lovely cards, Barb - both so classy and elegant!

Loll said...

Beautiful tree cards Barb! Love the ombre effect on your first one. The green shades are so pretty with the gold embossing. Your stencil trees are so soft and delicate. Love the colours and how they overlap. The shimmer spray really adds a lovely sparkle!! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas! xx

Colleen said...

I adore your CAS cards...all three are just stunning and a perfect stamp to mass produce and get your stash built up! So glad you are joining us as a guest this month! I am inspired! Heart Hugs, colleen

Cat Craig said...

Lovely cards Barb. YOur trees are fabulous and will be so well received come the holidays.

nancy littrell said...

Congratulations, Barb for being chosen this months CCC Guest Designer. Your cards are beautiful CAS tree designs. I love your ombre technique and shimmer on your 1st card. Wonderful soft CAS stenciling for your 2nd tree design too. TFS Hugs..

I Card Everyone said...

Oh, Barb, they knew just the perfect person to choose as their guest! They ask, you deliver the prettiest trees around... kinda cooled me off a bit, too, just thinking of Christmas and snow!
I love these modern trees - ombre-inked, or with gorgeous sparkle, my friend!
=]

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, so glad you are playing along with us this month. Your cards are beautiful. I love the ombre with the shimmer, so sparkly in that beautiful green. Your sentiment is perfect, those swirls really make a statement :)
Your stenciled tree are so pretty in pastels, I love the simplicity.

lostinpaper said...

You have reminded me that I have some of that shimmer spray and I really 'need' to use it when I get home, your trees look amazing. thanks for the inspiration!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love both cards, Barb! The row of colorful trees looks so cute but I especially love the trio of shimmery striped trees! You really rocked your guest DT spot!!

MaryH said...

A gorgeous pair of lovely CAS trees. The green stripes on #1 are quite striking, and I love the pastel colors on #2's stenciling. Great job on your GD assignment! TFS

Papercraft Boutique said...

Both cards are lovely CAS Christmas cards, Barb! Love the simple modern trees. You did a fantastic job with inking the green smooth ombre! The gold heat-embossed sentiment and the matching color sequins go so well with the green.
The stenciled trees are so soft and pretty too! Shimmer Spray is really sparkly! (Great close-up pic)
Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month!
Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

A couple of beautiful tree cards, Barb! Superb ombré effect on your first card. Your stencilled card is so soft and dreamy... love the sparkle. Thanks for being our amazing guest again! xx

Aileen said...

These are both so pretty, I love them. Your choice of colours and designs, just perfect.

Bonnie said...

Oh, I love these contemporary Christmas trees, Barb! The ombre coloring is perfect and I love the shimmer! Wonderful sentiment too! The second set of trees is just as pretty! Love the pastel shades and more shimmer! Thanks so much for joining our team at CAS Christmas as Guest Designer!

Cindy C. said...

Both so charming, love the non-traditional color trees!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two absolutely gorgeous cards! Love the ombre tree with the gold and terrific sparkle!

Linda said...

Two beautiful CAS cards, Barb. Both are very elegant. Thanks for joining us this month as our Guest Designer.

aussie aNNie said...

So beautiful, I have been inspired by many to join this challenge and now following you too.xx[aussie aNNie blog] ♥ ♥

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting with these two wonderful cards. The first one is so contemporary and the ink colours/ombre effect is stunning. Your second card is so pretty, soft and gentle and absolutely beautiful. Love the bling on both of your fabulous cards x.

Susan said...

A perfect card for our challenge, Barb! Love the ombre effect on the trees, the scattering of sequins, and the lovely sentiment. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas.

Anita in France said...

So stylish and deliciously CAS, Barb ... the ombre is gorgeous on the trio, especially with the sparkle ... and those soft pastel stencilled trees are dreamy, the shimmer makes them magical! Congratulations on your GD spot with CAS Christmas! Hugs, Anita :)

Sue said...

Two beautifully elegant cards, Barb. I love how you created the shimmery ombre effect on the first and the soft colours of the stencilling on the second.

Karren said...

Both cards have a wonderful graphic look to them and are so very striking! Great job and congrats on the GD spot!

Nance said...

Happy Guesting, Barb! So glad you're with us this month. Love these cards, so elegant. I love the retro feel of the first card and the soft, feminine feel of the second.

Bobby said...

Congratulations on guest designing, Barb. I love the simplicity of your trees with the wonderful "peace, love, joy" sentiments.