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
If you like this post, be sure to follow my blog via email or Bloglovin’ (buttons are in the sidebar on the right / down below if you’re on a mobile device). ♥

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

https://creativefriday.blogspot.com/2018/11/creative-friday-219-clean-and-simple.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

Advertisements

Simple Male Card with Music Notes

Hello!

Today I am back with a very clean and simple male card using Lawn Fawn stamps and dies! Just like many other cardmakers I know I often struggle with ‘male designs’, especially since I love to use critters on my cards and often times men aren’t really into those cute animal images. 😉 But I needed a card for a family member and he is a fan of music, plays the gitarre himself … So it was the perfect opportunity to use my new Lawn Fawn “Little Music Notes” dies that I snatched up at a sale recently.

My design was inspired by the sketch from CAS(E) this sketch challenge (see below) and the “inspired by a song” theme from papercraft challenges. The song is obviously “Happy Birthday” … I also looked up the notes since I do not play an instrument myself to make the glued down music notes matching to the beginning of the song.

HERE’S MY SIMPLE MALE CARD:

Simple Male Card - Music Notes

Have an amazing weekend! ♥

Rosali

If you like this post, be sure to follow my blog via email or Bloglovin’ (buttons are in the sidebar on the right / down below if you’re on a mobile device). ♥

Challenge entry for:

Case this sketch challenge CTS_296

 


USED SUPPLIES FALL CARD:

Stamps & dies:

Lawn Fawn – Little Music Notes die cuts
Lawn Fawn – Critter Concert stamp set

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb
Black Cardstock

Inks:

Lawn Fawn – Lobster Dye Ink

Other supplies:

Kuretake – Zig 2 Way Glue Pen
Sakura – White Gel Pen
Corner Rounder Punch

CAS Triangle Cards with Altenew

Hello!

I squeezed in some time to play with my never before used Triangle dies from Altenew (love!) and took the challenge of making a card with the color scheme from their current Inspiration Challenge! This color combo Isee banner below) is far outside my comfort zone but you all know I love a good cardmaking challenge and stretch my creative muscles in that way! 😉

HERE’S MY FINISHED TRIANGLE CARD:

CAS Triangle Card with Altenew 1

I was going for a CAS design with some dimension to it (thanks, foam tape!) … And texture from the ink smooshing and splattering. The label sentiments look almost black in the pictures but are actually stamped with a dark green ink. Sentimentssss, yes – because I had so many leftover pieces after making this card that I put together a second one with a very similar design.

SECOND CARD FROM LEFTOVERS:

CAS Triangle Card with Altenew 2

Thank you for stopping by today! ♥

Rosali

CHALLENGE ENTRY FOR:

Altenew Inspiration-Challenge-2018-10-01

Simply Less is more - Dimension

 


USED SUPPLIES:

Stamps & dies:

Altenew – Trigonometry Die Set
Altenew – Label Love Stamp Set

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb
Watercolor Paper

Inks:

Distress Inks for smooshing, Dark Green Dye Ink for the sentiments