Hi! It’s CAS time over at A Blog Named Hero! There are two ways to join our challenge. You can post your project on your Instagram feed and tag us at #abnhseptemberchallenge and @ablognamedhero or you can can upload your project in an album over at the A Blog Named Hero Facebook page.
If you have been following my blog, you must have noticed that I love making winter cards or winter-themed Christmas cards! Which is really ironic because I live in a tropical country. Well, maybe it’s because we don’t have any snow here that I really enjoy diving into a fantasy world of winter scenes!
I will be using an emboss resist technique to build this simple winter scene. I took the most solid stamp from the Color Layering Christmas Tree stamp set and placed it on a Misti stamp positioning tool. I stamped the image with the lightest green – Key Lime Fizz and then after stamping I took the cardstock and rotated it and placed it on the opposite end of the Misti. I left the most solid stamp still in the Misti. Then I stamped the rest of the layering images – second layer with Green Hills, then Moss and final layer with the darkest green.
After I stamped all the layers, I took a white gel pen and scribbled on the branches of the tree to make it look like snow. Then I took it back to the Misti and lined it up with the solid stamp and stamped the image with embossing ink and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder, trapping the image underneath it.
For the wintry sky, I used one of my most favorite ink blending combinations, blue and purple. I used Early Dawn, Blue Water , Grape Slush and Grape Juice. Then I splattered iridescent watercolors all over the panel. Then I trimmed it down on all sides and adhered it directly on a 4.25″X 5.5″ side folding notecard.
I took another piece of dove white cardstock trimmed to 4’X5.25″ and used the Paper Layering Window Shutter fancy die and die-cut it in the middle of the panel, positioned ever so slightly towards the upper half. I adhered a piece of acetate to the back of the panel and then paper pieced the window back into the opening. I die cut another piece of the window shutter, trimmed out the window shutters and adhered the frame just to give it a little more interest and dimension.
I stamped the sentiment “Merry Christmas”, also from the CL Christmas Tree stamp set, with Intens-ified Black ink. I added dimensional foam tape at the back of the panel then adhered it to the notecard.
Then to finish it off, I added two little satin silver baubles for the knobs of the window shutters.
I hope you were inspired to create CAS cards for the ABNH challenge! I look forward to seeing them over at Instagram or Facebook.
Take care and stay crafty!
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