Friday, December 13, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hello everyone! I have 2 cards to share today.

My first card is for 3 challenges ~
- Addicted to CAS - Code Word is Snowflakes 
- CASology  The Cue Card for this week is also ‘Snowflake’!
- Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge  The theme is ‘Let it Snow’

I created a mask with my snowflakes, then added embossing paste, and since I was trying to create something elegant, I used gold embossing powder, placed gold foil cardstock along the edge and added a few gold sequins.

It’s difficult to see the snowflakes on screen - there are 2 on top and one on the bottom. Here is a close up of the bottom snowflake.

My 2nd card is for the Merry Monday Challenge  , and the theme is 'Make it With Mittens’. I just bought the SSS stamp set Big Holiday Wishes, which has a cute pair of mittens, so I thought I would join in! 


Here is a close up of the snowflakes I created with the stencil:


I hope everyone is having a great week, and that your holiday shopping is going well! Thank you all so much for stopping by!

Merry Christmas
Stamps: Hero Arts - Merry Christmas Trees
Ink: Versamark
Cardstock: Neenah - Solar White; DCWV - Foiled Cardstock
Embossing Powder: Zing - Gold
Embossing Paste: Studio 490 - White
Sequins: RAK from Betty
Merry Kissmas
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Big Holiday Wishes; Lawn Fawn - Sunny Skies (bird)
Ink: Versamark; Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Peacock Feathers
Cardstock: Simon Says Stamp - Woodgrain Cardstock; Neenah Solar White; PTI - Pure Poppy
Die: PTI - Mat Stack #3; SSS - Curved Labels
Stencil: Simon Says Stamp - Falling Snow
Embossing Powder: Hero Arts - White
Embossing Paste: Studio 490 - White
Markers: Copics - R24, R27


Barb said...

Yay! Stencils and embossing paste - so much fun! I love both cards, Barb! Your first one is so elegant - love the gold! And your second card is adorable! Fab color combo and design - those mittens are so cute - especially with the addition of that sweet bird! ♥

Rosemary said...

another lovely set of cards, barb! so glad that you played along with CASology, again!

KimCreate said...

Very sweet mitten card!


I can see the beautiful paste snowflakes Barb and they look fabulous. You definitely achieved the elegant look you were aiming for!
Thank you for joining in our Snowflake challenge at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

Kristie Goulet said...

Both cards are great but I am a bit partial to the sweet mitten card. Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

These are adorable mittens! I love the falling snow and the sweet bird too! And I love the elegance of the first card! Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

donna mikasa said...

I've yet to jump on the embossing paste wagon but you're tempting me! Love the look although I think I would make a mess! And your second card with the mittens is so adorable! Must play with my SSS kit! Have a wonderful weekend, Barb!

Loll said...

Two fabulous card Barb! Love the elegance and the texture from your embossed snowflakes and gold embellishments. Beautiful and perfect for the ATCAS snowflake challenge. This card would also be perfect for the ATS&M photo inspiration challenge.

Your second card is so sweet ... love the color combo. Those mittens are adorable with the red hearts.

Thanks so much for joining in both ATCAS and Merry Monday! Loll xx

Meghan said...

Aren't you clever to make your own stencil to use with embossing paste! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Karen Davis said...

Hi Barb. Both cards are gorgeous. The first card is just so striking with the embossing and gold. The second card is very sweet. The wee bird holding the mittens is adorable. I love the sponging around the frame. Beautifully done. Thank you so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Anonymous said...

Two gorgeous cards Barb as always beautifully crafted those snowflakes are just fabulous beautifully embossed. Thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.


jintyoo7 said...

Two very different cards, but both are wonderful and beautifully done :)

Maureen Merritt said...

Stunning & elegant. Thanks for joining us at CASology.

anja curvers said...

Both cards are great and i love the sentiment on the second.

Cat Craig said...

Love the texture on both cards, Barb.

Betty said...

Both cards are really pretty, Barb! Love gold elements on the first card and the glows on the second! Hugs, Betty

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely cards Barb, that little bird is so cute with the mittens. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the winter white flakes!! Ans Ooooooooooohhhhh the Merry Monday, girl, that is SO CUTE!!!!

Thanks so much for adding this to the CASology Gallery this week, so glad that you were able to join us in the FUN and so looking forward to you playing again soon!!!----Love your cards Barb!!!!!

Jingle said...

These are both very pretty cards! I really love that second one! Great colors on both! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous cards, Barb! Hooray for embossing paste and the colours on your second card are so vibrant and pretty. Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

lostinpaper said...

both your cards are so much fun Barb. Loving the textured snowflakes, a definite 'must try' technique!

Jean said...

These are both fabulous!