Tuesday, August 3, 2021

CAS Christmas August 2021 - DECORATIONS

Hello friends.  It's time for another challenge at CAS Christmas, and this month our hostess is Cathy and she is looking for DECORATIONS on our Christmas cards.

 

I have a twofer for you today because I used a Birch Press Designs die set (Radiant Ornament) as a stencil for my first card, and then used the leftover die cuts to make my 2nd card.  Take a look:


There are 3 dies in this set, so I had 3 stencils to work with and used 3 different shades of Aqua inks (Gina K's Ocean Mist, Blue Lagoon, & Tranquil Teal) to blend over each stencil layer.  After blending on each color, I used one of the dies and a rubber mat to deboss the image and give a bit of dimension.  Here's a closer up:


I layered a white mat with the ornament shape cut out over my blended and debossed ornament, and then added a layer of Ocean Mist cardstock behind the white layer and attached both to a white card base.  I finished with a few Pinkfresh Studio gems and a sentiment from and older PTI set (Christmas Blessings).

Because the leftover ink blended stencils (the actual die cuts) were too pretty to throw away, I made a 2nd card...


Same basic layout and very CAS!!  Here's another close up...


I used some silver glitter cardstock for the ornament topper piece and then added a Tiny Tag (PTI) for my sentiment.

The DT and our Special GD have some AWESOME cards to share with you this month to inspire you, so play along with us right HERE and get a head start on those Christmas cards...it really will be here before you know it!  Remember to keep your cards CAS and we can't wait to see YOU in the gallery!  This challenge is open till the 24th.  

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


21 comments:

  1. Beautiful Marcia I love both card. The stenciled one is stunning and great choice of colours♥

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  2. WOW ...what amazing cards, both of them Marcia. The debossing on the first looks so dimensional and I love the tonal colours of both of your stunning cards x.

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  3. Both cards are simply gorgeous Marcia. I love those blues/aqua shades especially with the bit of silver bling on the ornament top.

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  4. Oh my heavenly ornaments, Marcia! These are magnificent! Enough said.

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  5. Wouldn't a tree filled with lovely ornaments like these be a beautiful sight! They're both fantastic, Marcia but the second is my fave!

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  6. These are beautiful! What wonderful shades of aqua! And such great CAS designs!

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  7. Gorgeous cards Marcia, I love the stencilled one and the added embossing looks wonderful, so much texture, love the pretty blues too, Cathy x

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  8. I think it was a wonderful idea to use those die cuts as stencils, and love the results, Marcia! But, man oh man, it sure is a beauty when layered up as it was intended!! Wowzers, what a gorgeous ornament! Two beautiful cards!
    =]

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  9. Such a beautiful ornament both with the stenciling (such a creative idea Marcia!) and the layered dies - LOVE the blues you used! xx

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  10. Oh they are beautiful Marcia! Looks like you have your mojo back? Beautiful colours and the dimension is terrific!

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  11. Two really gorgeous cards, Marcia! I love your aqua/teal color palette and the clever way you created your own stencils with die-cuts! Love all the sparkle, too ~ xx

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  12. So pretty. Love this die. Awesome idea using as stencil as well. Beautiful, my friend😊

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  13. These are both gorgeous Marcia! I love them both but how clever to use this set to make a stencil. GA-ORGEOUS!

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  14. WOW! Love, love, love this gorgeous ornament from the shades of turquoise to the debossing! What a beautiful card! And the way you used the die cuts by stacking them offset is brilliant! That tiny tag makes me swoon! Two awesome cards, my friend!

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  15. Oooo - just love your Radiant ornament cards, especially the stenciled one, Marcia!! Your color combo looks amazing!! I will have to try that with the Belle set I bought.

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  16. What a great way to stretch your set of three ornament dies to create the beautiful stenciled design. The shades of turquoise/teal are gorgeous! I love the debossing which really makes the design pop! Beautiful twofer using the die-cuts used for stenciling. Great work Marcia! xx

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  17. Incredible, Marcia! I just keep looking at your stenciled ornament and all of its layers! The debossing is so cool too! I love the die cut version too - beautiful colors and gorgeous CAS design!

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  18. Wow. both cards are gorgeous, Marcia! The gradient colors are so pretty and the debossing is effective! The color-matching gems, the sparkly topper, and the cute tag are all enhancing the beauty of the ornaments! Wonderful job, my friend!!
    Hideko xx

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  19. So glad you didn’t throw the die-cuts away. Both cards are so beautiful, Marcia. Great job stretching the dies by using them as stencils. Love the colours.

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  20. Oh wow, Marcia, these are amazing. Looks like you have plenty of mojo, my friend. Beautiful cards.

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