CAS Christmas Card with Altenew

Hi guys!

How are you today? I can’t believe it’s end of November already! Time flies. And since it’s only a few weeks until Christmas now I recently made another Christmas card for my stash. Once more I was going for a CAS (clean and simple) design with lots of white space and only two layers in total. I used Altenew stamps and dies as well as Distress Inks from Ranger Ink.

TAKE A LOOK AT MY CAS CHRISTMAS CARD:

Altenew CAS Christmas Card

I have been seeing quite a lot of cards online where the “O” in JOY or SNOW has been replaced with a snowflake which I found really beautiful … And I thought I’d change that up a little by using the pine cone from Altenew’s Poinsettia & Pine as my “O”.

When I was coloring the pine cone I didn’t like the outcome so I actually colored a second one and this time made sure to use a loose watercoloring method where I leave some white / uncolored highlights (I have also blogged a flower card using this loose watercoloring HERE). I used two different brown shades of Distress Inks and added my watercoloring in two layers.

CARD CLOSE-UP:

Altenew CAS Christmas Card Detail

For my background, I used masking tape to create a partial visual frame and then ink blended two shades of green onto it. To finish my design off I added gold splatters over the background and gold highlights on the Bold Alphabet die cuts using a Uniball Gel Pen.

Thank you for stopping by today! ♥

Rosali
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CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR:

Altenew Inspiration Card Challenge Nov 2018

Uniko Studio Card Challenge Nov

https://bastel-traum.blogspot.com/2018/11/71-winter-weihnacht-winter-christmas.html


USED SUPPLIES:

Stamps & dies:

Altenew – Poinsettia & Pine Stamp Set
Altenew – Caps Bold Alphabet Die Set

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb
Masking Paper (Repositionable Labels)
Dark Red Cardstock
Watercolor Paper

Inks:

Distress Inks for ink blending, coloring and stamping the branches
Versafine Clair Ink

Other Supplies:

Uniball – Gold Gel Pen
Finetec by Coliro – Metallic Watercolors
Foam Pads

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9 thoughts on “CAS Christmas Card with Altenew

  1. What a lovely card, Rosali ! Love the CAS design with the soft blended background and the bold sentiment. Gorgeous colouring too on the pine cone and clever idea to use it as a O. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Uniko !

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  3. Lovely! Your blended background is ever so pretty and your pine cone – beautifully coloured – is the perfect ‘o’ for your joy! Thank you for sharing your artistry in the Uniko gallery!
    ~carol

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