Sunday, 3 June 2018

CAS Christmas Encrusted Jeweled Ornament

 It's time for CAS Christmas card Challenge and the theme is Masculine.

Our Design Team and Guest Designer Bobby of Bits and Pieces have some amazing eye candy for you to peruse before you join in.

But Don't forget the rules - 
Christmas cards only following the monthly theme
- Cards must be CAS (lots of white space, uncluttered, minimal embelishments)
Link to your entry post, not your entire blog
- Include a link to this challenge in your write-up
New card creations only please
- Enter up to three (3) times

My card is a die cut which has been covered with embossing powder and little bits of gilding flakes some tiny beads and any sprinkles I could find in my stash it's Encrusted Jeweled Faux Enamel.

I die cut my ornament and poured some embossing powders of it while it was on a hot plate.  There is a great video showing the technique
I hope you like the effect of adding extra sprinkles while it's hot so they stick to the enamel.

Here are a couple more pictures of our crafty retreat. 
Now I'm sure you have seen some of the pictures of the gals at the retreat on my last post for Eat Sleep Craft Repeated but I just got a few more from Darnell.  We had some additional crafters with us, Tika my dog and Tess Susan's dog were helping. 
Poor Darnell lost her stuffed horse Tika thought it was a present for her.
Tess got up to a little mischief and  pulled so many pieces of Kitchen roll out of the garbage and chewed them into little snippets of paper.

This little rascal is Tika, Dylan our other dog was on vacation at another friends for the week.

and here's Tika and Tess together, they look like angels but don't be deceived😛

I hope you enjoyed my card and the photos of the dogs, I would love to hear from you.

Card Recipe
Stamps: Sentiment Unity
Paper: 110lb white, Black
Ink: Ranger archival
Accessories: Die cut ornament (Gina Marie), Emerald Creek Embossing powder (Baked texture Deep sea), Frantage embossing enamels (shabby blue), (shabby white), gilding flakes, beads, electric fry pan
Techniques: Encrusted jewel faux enamel.


  1. The photos of the dogs are adorable...'almost' detract from your eye catching and amazing masculine card. What an amazing technique and what a stunning card...Thank you for the inspiration x

  2. LOVE that ornament Christine. It's very artsy with all the colours and textures. This technique is so fun! :) Would love for you to add it to the CAS Mix Up Challenge as well!

    The pictures of Tika and Tess are sweet. Especially love the one with Tika chewing on "Apple" the stuffed horse. She looks so happy ... like she won a prize or something! :) Tika and Tess were angels and very sweet all week ... and Will too, who was avoiding the camera. :) xx

  3. Loving the colors and all the amazing texture on your Encrusted Jewels ornament, Christine. Your CAS design is perfect for letting the gorgeous ornament be the star of your beautiful masculine card. Even when mischievous Tika and Tess are beautiful. TFS your card and the photos, my friend. Hugs...

  4. Wow, this is an exquisite encrusted jeweled ornament, Christine! I love the cool mix of colors! And how adorable Tika and Tess are! Tika definitely says, "This is mine!" in the picture, :-) Hidkeo xx

  5. Gorgeous encrusted jewel ornament, Christine! Love the sparkle and dimension, especially IRL. Awesome card!
    Tika and Tessaare adorable. xx

  6. This looks like a precious jewel. Wow, love how that looks! The shine and sparkle are amazing! What a gorgeous ornament!

  7. I love it that you included the photos of Tika and Tessa - on the whole they were pretty good at the retreat, though both had their moments! I love your ornament card - such a beautiful example of Encrusted Jewels. And perfect that you let it stand alone on the card with just a short sentiment and a narrow border.

  8. What a beautiful ornament, Christine! Love all that texture and richness! It looks like an heirloom ornament! Great challenge! Tika really took to Darnell's stuffy! Both are beautiful dogs!

  9. What gorgeous layering of EP's on your lovely ornament Christine! Love the colors and sparkle! Both dogs are so handsome/pretty - how could you ever be mad at them for mischief??!!

  10. I thoroughly love seeing the dogs AND your card. The card is so beautiful!

  11. WOW! Your ornament looks stunning! Colors of a cold winter night! Beautiful!
    BożenA xx

  12. Did you make that ornament when we were together, Christine? I don't remember it and I should because it's VERY memorable! It's utterly gorgeous with those colors and all that texture! Perfect sediment, too! I'm enjoying catching up with my retreat sisters and seeing Tika, Tess, and Apple all over again! They are all very handsome! I hope you won't let Dylan see your blog, however, or he will be jealous! In fact, I'm curious, has he shown any interest in having a play with Apple, too? Hugs, Darnell

  13. This technique -- wow -- so beautiful! Bet you all had fun playing at this on your retreat. Gorgeous ornament, Christine! I probably would have spent all my time hugging on the dogs. I always wonder what's so adorable about a dog with a toy in its mouth, but it truly grabs my heart. Once Tika claimed Apple I surely wouldn't have the heart to take it away!

  14. how beautiful...your results are amazing...
    xx Karen