Paper craft project no. 99: Happy holidays

2013-12-14 CAS Happy Holidays
Hello! Can you believe Christmas is almost here? I’m hoping to be done wrapping gifts and making cards this weekend and aiming to get everything mailed no later than Tuesday — fingers (and toes) crossed! Here’s one of several cards I made last night. On watercolor paper (Canson), I stamped paint brushes, ink spatters, ink blots, and a funky Christmas tree (STAMPlorations) in 3 different Ranger archival inks: jet black, emerald green, and sienna. Then on scrap watercolor paper, I stamped the scalloped snowflake in Versamark watermark ink 3 times then embossed them in different embossing powders: jaded pearl, detail copper, and detail gold (Stampendous). Then I fussy cut the embossed snowflakes and adhered them to my card base using foam dots. I stamped the sentiment in tuxedo black (Memento) on the lower right and finished the card by rounding off one corner with my corner rounder punch.

I based the layout of this card on the CAS(E) This Sketch #57. I was also inspired by the photo over at Addicted to Stamps and More Challenge #75 (the Christmas tree and color — which gave me a good excuse to use sienna/burnt amber, copper, and gold, as they all give me a warm feeling/glow.) And since my focal images are snowflakes, they fit 4 more of my favorite challenges: CASology #74: Snowflake, Addicted to CAS #28: Snowflakes, CAS-ual Fridays #123: Let It Snow, and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge: Let It Snow.



Stamps – Winter Wonderland (Fiskars); Holiday Artsy and Oh, Christmas Tree! (STAMPlorations)
Inks – Emerald Green, Sienna, Jet Black (Ranger Archival); Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Paper – 140-lb cold-press watercolor paper (Canson)
Also – Jade Pearl, Detail Gold, Detail Copper embossing powders (Stampendous); Versamark watermark ink pad; heat tool (Ranger); foam dots; corner rounder punch

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you’re keeping warm!



13 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 99: Happy holidays”

  1. Which kind of stamp you doing around snowflake? Card is awesome!!

  2. Oh what a beautiful card. Looks really pretty. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

  3. Oh what a super card Shery, I love everything about it: the stamps, the colors and the cool design. Thanks for joining us at ATSM!

  4. Wow! What an amazing card!! Love the fab design!! Very pretty!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  5. Hey Sheri! Look at you combining all those fun challenges — Your card is so awesome, love the “media” feel with the bg! Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

  6. Hi Shery. Love this card! Great modern design and stamping. Thanks for joining the fun at ATSM. Monika xxx

  7. Oh this is such an unexpected color combo but I LOVE it!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CAS-ual Fridays!

  8. This is really super – a very modern and funky Christmas card! Thanks so much for playing along with ASM this week!

  9. Very funky and cool. I LOVE the strip you have created behind your punched elements, FABulous!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

  10. I love the background. So fun!!!

  11. Love your non-traditional colours….they make for a warm, inviting Christmas card! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  12. Great take on the sketch and our photo Shery, the combo of stamps make a stunning bacground and this mix of colours is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM x

  13. Beautiful combination of our photo inspiration and our code word. The colours are wonderfully warm! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM and ATCAS xx

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