Saturday, November 19, 2016

CAS Christmas

Hello friends!  Today I have a fun card that was an experiment which I think turned out nice.  I wanted to make a CAS Christmas card with a watercolor background.  I started out trying to use Koi Watercolors but I wasn't thrilled with the results (read:  Need More Practice!) so I opted to use some Distress inks and I was much happier with that.

I was inspired to make this card by three different challenges.  I used the sketch from Fusion Card Challenge, the colors from Just Us Girls, and the CAS concept from Stamp Ink Paper.

I swooned when I saw the JUGS colors of purple, teal and gold - perfect for a rich looking but untraditional Christmas card.  To start I heat embossed the snowflake and sentiment with gold embossing powder on a panel of water color paper.  Then, for the background, I mixed some Dusty Concord with Seedless Preserves, and used a nice wet brush to add it to the paper.  Next I added Peacock Feathers for my teal color and worked the middle of the two colors to get a really cool blending of colors.  I let the water carry the inks a bit and before it dried I added water droplets and splatters of both colors.

I took a gold gel pen and added gold dots to the background, then finished the panel with sequins, enamel circles and a couple of pearls.  I added foam tape to the back of the panel and mounted it to a base of Taken With Teal card stock.

That's it!  As always, your visit and comments are so appreciated!  I've added links to the challenges above, so be sure to visit each one and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration by the respective DTs.


Product details
Stamps:  Tin of Tags, Endless Wishes
Paper:  Taken With Teal, Watercolor
Ink:  Versamark, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves and Dusty Concord (Ranger)
Other:  Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, Metallic Sequins, Metallic Enamel Shapes, Pearl Basic Jewels, Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)


Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful in every way! Love it! So,glad you shared it at Fusion!

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Love the colours used on the background here.... really makes your embossing pop Stef. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Stamp, Ink, Paper. Carolyn xx

Ina G said...

I do love a great watercolour background and yours is just that. Looks fabulous behind that gold snowflake. Great finish with the splatters sequins and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Just Us Girls this week.

Maria - Artsy Oils said...

I love it! That background looks amazing! Nicely done!

cm said...

Such a pretty background for your lovely gold snowflake! I struggle with water-colour (even after a LOT of practice *grin*) so seeing your marvelous results here is incentive to keep on trying! So thrilled you shared your creativity in the Fusion gallery!