Friday, August 17, 2018

CAS Christmas Challenge - Reminder


Hi everyone,
Today is the reminder for the August CAS Christmas Challenge...there's still one more week to play along! For this post, I used one of my favorite Christmas trees ~


I started by embossing the tree in white, then used distress inks in 2 shades of green and gold foil for the star. I also blended Tumbled Glass ink, popped the tree up with foam tape and mounted it to the cross-stitch oval mat. I added a few sparkly sequins and embossed the sentiment in gold...and that was it :)

December will be here before we know it, and we would love to have you join us by submitting a card to the gallery!  A big thank you to Loll and Bonnie for having me along as their Guest Designer for August...it has been such an honor!

Thanks so much for stopping by,






Supplies:
Stamps: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles (tree); MFT - Cheerful Christmas Greetings
Dies: Ellen Hutson - Christmas Scribbles (tree); MFT - Cross-Stitch Oval STAX
Inks: TH - Tumbled Glass; Twisted Citron, Lucky Clover; Pretty Pink Posh - Sparkly Clear Sequins; WOW - Super Fine Gold EP

20 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

wonderful soft colors and design make this such a pretty card, Barb

Tracey McNeely said...

I totally have to agree with you Barb, this is one of my favourite tree stamps!! Love the look of it with Distress Ink!

Darnell said...

What an amazing scribble tree that is! I don't remember seeing it before and I love it! You made it the star with your coloring and cross-stitch oval frame, Barb, and I love your choice of sediment to gold-emboss, too! Congratulations on being the GD!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

lostinpaper said...

I am so happy to be home with my 'heat tool' lol. it's the one technique that I truly missed while I was travelling and you have reminded me why, I just love the WOW of embossed images and sentiments!

Nance said...

That's a very cool tree making for a whimsical yet elegant card. So fun, Barb!

Papercraft Boutique said...

I love the soft and pretty look of the card, Barb! The ink blending is so beautiful and the sponging of the background is smooth. The gold star, heat-embossed sentiment, and the sequins are the perfect sparkling touch! Thanks again for being our Guest Designer this month. You've done a fantastic job! Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Such a cute card, Barb! i’ve never seen this stamp set before, but it’s so unique. Beautiful job with the emboss resist technique. The framing highlights it even more. Fantastic card and it’s been fantastic having you GD for us again this month. xx

nancy littrell said...

Love your soft and pretty die cut tree and watercolor wash background on your oval frame. TFS Barb. Hugs.

I Card Everyone said...

Your choice of trees happens to be MY favorite, too, Barb... just gorgeous in your choice of colors, perfectly topped with your pretty gold star!
You girls are so smart to get a head start on those holiday cards! xx
=]

Bonnie said...

What a darling Christmas tree, Barb! I love the shape and soft colors! The blue was in the background makes it stand out even more! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with our Design Team this month at CAS Christmas!

Anita in France said...

Love that sketchy tree, Barb ... it's dreamy, light and airy embossed in white with those yummy soft greens ... the background blending really makes it pop! Gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Christine Alexander said...

Barb, this is such a pretty tree, love the light blending of colour. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas with your amazing cards as GD

Linda said...

Barb, love this whimsical little tree and the colors you used. Thanks for joining us this month as our GD.

Loll said...

This tree is so pretty embossed in white. Love the two shades of green along with the blue in the background. So pretty! Looks awesome on the oval, Barb! Thanks again for being our Guest Designer. We're thrilled you joined us this month! xx

Cat Craig said...

I love that tree...it looks so fabulous in the two shades. Beautiful card Barb.

Mac Mable said...

Love the contemporary and ever so pretty tree. The colours are gorgeous and so is your card....Love it x

BożenA said...

This Christmas tree is so sweet, it looks like a standard dance dress. I know why it's one of your favorite stamps of Christmas trees. A great CAS card
BożenA xx

Bobby said...

I had to pin this to remind myself of this tree. It's been a long while since I've used it and I love what you've done with it, Barb. Thanks for the inspiration.

Karren said...

Gorgeous! I love how you've colored the tree in an ombre fashion - so very cool!

Sue said...

This is such a pretty tree, Barb and I love how you embossed and coloured it. Congrats on your GD spot!