Hi there, blog friends! It’s time for the May challenge at CAS Christmas. Our Hostess is Christine and she has chosen ‘Foliage & Berries’ for our prompt. Our Guest Designer is Robyn.
I've been shopping at The Greetery lately and I thought this branch and berries die was perfect for our prompt. I used distress inks to watercolor the branch then sprayed it with sheer shimmer spritz and left the outline white. I die-cut the bow (also The Greetery) with white glitter cardstock and used gold embossing powder for the sentiment. Here is a close-up of all the sparkle on the branch.
I wasn't 100% happy with my card...it just doesn't feel CAS enough. So, I pulled out a stencil, which was a gift from Loll, and I got busy ~
Thanks, Loll! I should have reached for this stencil, to begin with :)
I used distress inks to color the holly, berries and stems then placed a layer of Nuvo Glimmer Paste over the top. I then used gold foil cardstock for the die-cut sentiment and gold embossing powder for the stamped sentiment.
We hope you’ll stop by the Challenge Blog and check out all the beautiful Christmas cards by our DT and Guest Designer...The challenge ends on the 24th, so you have plenty of time to play along with us...It’s a great way to add some beautiful cards to your Christmas card stash! I hope to see you there ~
Thanks so much for stopping by,
Stamps: Altenew - Warm Blessings
Dies: The Greetery - Inside & Out Berry Branch, Fit To Be Tied (bow)
Misc: Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; Tsukineko - Sheer Shimmer Spray; SSS - Ultra Fine Gold embossing powder; Red Gems - stash
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Pretty Poinsettia (retired)
Dies: Reverse Confetti - Winter Words; MFT - Sentiment Strips
Stencils: Magenta - Berry Branch
Misc: Nuvo Glimmer Paste - Moonstone; Tim Holtz - Distress Inks; DCWV - Foil Cardstock; SSS - Ultrafine Gold Embossing Powder