Sunday, July 7, 2019

Snow Family Christmas

Hello! I'm back with a second post for today.
If you've been reading me then you know that I struggle with creating CAS cards. What's the old saying? You must do what you think you cannot do? "Hair of the Dog" or, as we say in Texas, "Dance with the one who brung ya." Every so often I need to make one and today was time again.

I've used the current Tuesday Morning Sketch #510. I have turned it sideways. I resized it in PSE to 5x7.

For my focal image, I printed out a Createful Heart digital stamp - Snow Family, and colored it using Tombow and ProMarkers, and Sakura glitter gel pens and Sparkle Pens. I cut it using a Spellbinders scalloped rectangle Nestie die. I used Recollections white heavy card stock for the card base and the front base layer which has been embossed using a Darice embossing folder.

 On the inside of my card, I used my new Cas-ual Fridays sentiment stamps plus an old Merry Christmas from Pink Persimmon. All stamped with Ranger Archival Leaf Green ink on a Basic Grey Dasher mat layer.

More of the same patterned Card stock on the back of my card. I have had a delicate light blue snowflake sticker in my stash for too long so I used it and layered on it my Spellbinders circle die cut stamped in the Leaf Green ink with a Gelatins siggie stamp.

The digi stamp had snow falling over and around the snow family so I extended the snow to each side edge. I colored first with a silver gel pen then covered each with a dot og Glossy Accents and let dry before coloring the sky. I used a Sugarloaf Bethlehem star stamped with Brilliance Galaxy Gold in the top right corner as the sketch's flower element. Then I outlined and coated the star with gel and glitter gel pens. I also outlined the scallop edges, the snowy ground, the cap fur and the muff with the glitter pens. I used both Tombow and ProMarkers to color the snow family.

Close-up to show the glitter and sparkle...


 And this shot to show the raised surface of the falling snow.

One final look at my card, hope you liked it! I really tried hard to restrain myself. It does feel like I am making baby step progress, but it's not my natural inclination at all.

1.  Tuesday Morning Sketch #510  - (Sketch is shown above)
2.  CAS Christmas July Challenge: Snowflake
3.  Christmas with the Cuties #28: Spots and Dots
4.  Happy Little Stampers July Christmas Challenge: ACG + Opt. Sparkle
5.  Jingle Belles JB:19:14 Tic-Tac-Toe - This is my second time playing and this time I chose top row left to right: Snowmen/Glitter/Stamping.
6.  Colour Crazy Week 25: Anything Goes with Colouring - detailed above in post.
7.  A Bit More Time to Craft #95: Always AG
8.  Sparkles Monthly #117: No Patterned Paper - I assume that's on the card front. I used patterned card stock inside and on back, so please disqualify me if I assumed wrong, thanks!
9.  Stamplorations CAS Summer Card Challenge: Anything CAS Goes
10.  Through the Craft Room Door for July 2-8: Always Anything Goes
11.  Country View July Challenge: Blues and Greens
12.  Crafty Creations #393: Always AG
13. Outlawz Festive Fridays for June 28 - July 11: Christmas theme

That will do it for me for now. Next up will be an 8x8 Deco to commemorate 9/11 for my home decorations (requested by Honey). I'll take a little rest and then time to make more donuts! winkwink

Until then, keep it crafty! XOX


Melissa Craig said...

So beautiful! I love snowmen and this is such a cute couple. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Anita in France said...

Such a cute snow family, Aimeslee ... with delicious texture, shimmer and shine ... positively frosty! Anita :)

Debbie said...

Fantastic CAS card! (They're not my forte, either!)
Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
Debbie ~ TMS DT
Debbie's Dash of This and That

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I love white embossing on a cas card. Very cute for Christmas!

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful project, thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations this fortnight.
Linda xxx
Crafty Creations DT

Bonnie said...

Lots of fantastic detail and glittery accents, Aimeslee! Love this little snow family! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Art by Zowie Dixon said...

What an adorable card! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.
Hugs, Zowie.
Crafts from the Fairy Den {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Christine Alexander said...

pretty snow family scene and love your sparkly snowflakes. thanks for joining us at CAS Christmas :)

SmilynStef said...

Love a Christmas in blue ... so glad you joined us again for a game of Tic-Tac-Toe at Jingle Belles.

Loll said...

Great work with your CAS Christmas card Aimeslee! The snowfamily is adorable ... great colouring and love the addition of the sparkle for the falling snow. The scalloped image is so pretty placed over your snowflake dry embossed card base. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Christmas!

Kate 'Rijacki' Ledum said...

Gorgeous Christmas creation.

Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to seeing you again next challenge.

Rijacki's Workshop
Through The Craft Room Door

Jessica Navarro said...

That glitter is awesome! I can't believe you are already doing Christmas cards. Now that's planning ahead.

Chrissie said...

What a perfectly delightful snow family... with a lovely touch of sparkle too!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge!

lauren bergold said...

ooooooooooooh how i LOVE that embossed background AND the glittery snow! such a great combination of challenges too... impressive, missus! thanks for joining our tic-tac-toe fun (again!) at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Lynne said...

A super sweet image and lovely CAS card. Thank you for joining in at Christmas with the Cuties. Lynne DT

Corrie Herriman said...

Lovely card, it cooled me down on a hot day ! thank you for joining in with my challenge over at Country View Challenges !
Corrie xx

Inkyfingers said...

Love all the sparkle on your beautiful festive card!
Thanks for sharing with us Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge.
Carol x

Miriam said...

great project. Thanks for joining in with the Country View Crafts challenge

Teresa said...

What a beautiful project! Thanks so much for joining in the Challenge at CVC. Good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa (DT) x

foleysfriend said...

A beautiful card. I love the white embossed panel - adds some texture yet preserving the clean and simple feel to the card. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations Summer CAS card challenge.

sue n.