Saturday, 3 March 2018

CAS Christmas Kick off

Hi Everyone, there's a new challenge in town, Loll and Bonnie are hosting a CAS Christmas Card Challenge.  I'm sure you all want to get your Christmas cards done before December so stop in and check out the challenges each month.  The design team has some great inspiration for you, and we want to see your cards.


Our first challenge is Holly, so for my card I used the Penny Black holly die cut and watercolour card stock.  The die cut is perfect for watercolouring as it has some impressions for the colour to pool.  I die cut some black fun foam and popped it up, the black gives some shadowing and emphasizes the shape.


I went over the berries with glossy accents to make them pop and stamped the sentiment (paper smooches) in red to match the berries.


I hope you join in with the new challenge it's going to be so much fun 😀


Card Recipe
Stamps: Paper Smooches sentiment
Paper: 110lb white, 140lb hot press watercolour
Ink: Ranger Archival Carnation Red
Accessories: Penny Black die cut, glossy accents, watercolours
Techniques:  die cut Watercolouring

18 comments:

  1. Stunning card, love the 3D effect and what a most beautiful CAS Christmas card. Fabulous layout and love the sentiment stamped in the red too. Thank you for the amazing inspiration x

    ReplyDelete
  2. CAS perfection Christine...absolutely LOVE this GORGEOUS card!! I love how you put black foam under the holly die cuts...love that look and will have to remember this trick! Love your bright red sentiment too that matches your beautiful red berries. Lovely, lovely card Christine!! :0)

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fabulous die from PB! And a perfect CAS card! PS...your link did not work I had to go to your home page to see this! Thanks for the inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Gorgeous card Christine, love the dimension and how the holly pops out from the crisp white background, beautifully CAS, Cathy x

    ReplyDelete
  5. Wow! I think this die is going on my list, my friend! Beautiful coloring and the perfect sentiment!

    ReplyDelete
  6. This is stunning, Christine! It's CAS perfect with a great design! I love the shiny berries and the subtle shadow effect of the black foam. I'm so happy to be on the same team with you! Hideko xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. It's bright & colorful, and very CAS. Loved the G.Accents on the berries as they certainly pop. At first I thought you had it on the leaves as well, since they look so dimensional. After reading the post, yes, the foam worked great & I like the shimmer on the twig too! TFS & Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  8. Absolutely Gorgeous watercoloured and die cut holly leaves and berries, Christine. I love how you added the glossy accents and such a fun red sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations for being chosen for Bonnie and Loll's new CAS Christmas Card Challenge DT too. Hugs..

    Can you share the actual name of the PB holly die? I would like to add to my wishlist. I just love how real your holly, berries and stem look.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love the variation in the green color on the holly. You are going to have us all scrambling for that die after seeing this gorgeous card. Love the sentiment in red too- something I never think to do. Beautifully done.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Holly WOW, Christine, this is breathtaking! I'm so glad you are on the DT and not a participant because you would win hand's down!! I can't wait to get some of that foam and now I need the die, too!! Hugs, Darnell

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hi Everyone, the die is Penny Black Holly and Berry Branch :)

    ReplyDelete
  12. Just beautiful, Christine. Your die cut watercolouring is gorgeous. The glossy accents on the berries is a great finishing touch.
    Excited to be on this new journey with you. Awesome start! xx

    ReplyDelete
  13. Amazing card Christine. Your watercoloured holly, berries and branch are gorgeous! Love the added dimension and shadowing with the black foam lining. Very excited to be working with you on this new challenge, Christine!! xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. WOW !!! Christine, this is such a beautiful card !!! I love how you added colors to this beautiful die. When I look at it, I already regret that I do not have this die :-) I love your card.
    Hugs,
    BożenA

    ReplyDelete
  15. Such beautiful watercolouring on that die cut. Love the nuances in the leaves and that pop of red berries accompanied by the red sentiment. Great CAS design, perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  16. wonderful mf....love how this looks.
    xx Karen

    ReplyDelete
  17. Just adore your watercolored glossy holly branch, Christine! So excited to be a part of this team! XX

    ReplyDelete
  18. I just love your card Christine, that is one gorgeous die cut and your colouring is superb, looks real

    ReplyDelete