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

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

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Baby Card with Sleeping Raccoon from Wplus9

Hi there, friends!

I squeezed in making this baby card today with a cute raccoon from Wplus9’s “Forest Friends” stamp set! Another one that I finally used from my stash. 🙂

For my card I combined three different media:

  • an ombre watercolor background using Mijello Mission Gold watercolor paint
  • a crescent moon shape that I die-cut using circle dies – from an alcohol ink piece with gold foil on it (if you want to learn a bit more about “crescent shapes” check out Milka’s challenge by clicking on the banner down below)
  • Copic coloring on the raccoon using both warm and cold greys as well as a white gel pen for details

HERE’S MY FINISHED BABY CARD:

Baby Card Wplus9

The German sentiment means “Welcome Baby” in English.

Have an amazing day! ♥

Rosali

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Challenge entry for:

card challenge i love math

(Milka, if you read this … I follow your blog on WordPress – I do not have blogger. Hope that is okay! Xx)

http://craftstamper.blogspot.com/2018/11/take-it-make-it-challenge-november.html


USED SUPPLIES FALL CARD:

Stamps & dies:

Wplus9 – Forest Friends stamp set
Dani Peuss – ‚Großes Glück’ Klartextstempel
Tonic – Circles die set

Paper:

Neenah Solar White (Classic Crest) – 110 lb
Crafter’s Companion – Watercolor Paper
Yupo Paper

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

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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