Tuesday, November 20, 2012

A Two-fer....

Woo-hoo!  I managed to combine two challenges!! That almost never happens for me!  The current challenge a CAS-ual Friday is:


And the current challenge at Addicted to CAS is:
I actually made two different cards and I really LOVE both of them!  Without further ado.....


For this first card I wanted to create a "snow globe" effect, so I cut a Kraft panel for slightly smaller than the card base and masked off a circle with the negative of the circle.  I stamped snowflakes (some very old ones and I don't know who makes them) and embossed them in white.  Then I sponged some blue over the embossed snowflakes (still with the mask on).  Then to tone it down just a bit, I sponged some white over parts of the blue.  The sentiment is from PTI and is half of one of the sentiments in that collection. (I cut the sentiment in half).  I curved the sentiment on my Fiskars stamping press and stamped it in clear embossing ink and used white detail power for the heat embossing.  Then to dress it up just a touch, I added some clear "gems" randomly.  The finished panel was pop-dotted on a Kraft card base.


I actually used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (#61) for this card.  I made the snow panel by embossing white snowflakes, then sponging on several different colors of blue DI.  Then I went back and stamped on more snowflakes with two different color distress inks.  The sentiment (Paper Smooches) was stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with white. The white panel behind the embossed snowflakes was embossed with the snow embossing folder.  I joined the two pieces (embossed blue and the solid blue with the sentiment) with a piece of sparkly white cord.  Popped the white snow panel on a white card base...and done!

Thanks so much for stopping in!  I appreciate your visit and your wonderful comments.  Until next time...

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18 comments:

Kylie said...

Wow! Susan, these are amazing! I love them both!! Thanks so much for playing along in our first challenge at ATCAS! xx

jimlynn said...

Susan, I love both of these wonderful cards! I'm really leaning toward liking the first one better because of the Kraft.......sorta lovin' all cards done with that right now for some reason.
The other one is fabulous too - especially with that white card!
Both are so pretty. I wish I could get my white to emboss like these!

Lynn

Geri said...

Beautiful cards! Amazing job sponging directly on the kraft cardstock...I was sure you had used a piece of vellum!

Love the different colors of snowflakes and the sponging on your second card too!

Jenny said...

Your first card has me swooning Susan.... what blue ink did you use as it shows up beautifully on the Kraft??
They are both beautifully wintery :0)
Jenny x

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Susan, two fabulous cards and both CAS perfection stylish and elegant . Thank you for joining our first ever challenge at Addicted to CAS and good luck.

Marie

Karen said...

Hi Susan - what a gorgeous pair of cards - love them. Thanks so much for joining in our first challenge at Addicted to CAS.

Karen x

Loll Thompson said...

Both cards are fantastic!!! I love the negative die with the snowflakes and bling ... so pretty!! And your second card is a gorgeous color combination! Love it too! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Vicky Hayes said...

These are both fantastic and beautifully CAS Susan. I particularly like the first with the mask snow globe.

Bonnie said...

Beautiful snowflakes on both of these, Susan!

Debby said...

Two beautiful cards but I must admit that the first one is really talking to me! Love the wonderful stamping and masking. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

mypapercraftworld said...

These are both wonderful ... love the delicate inking on the kraft and the embossing and snowflakes on the white is so elegant! Anita in France :)

Heather Landry said...

I'm really glad that you liked the .SVG file! Thanks so much for the comment.

Your cards are gorgeous! The white embossing is just completely wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

MaryH said...

Beautiful cards. Am loving that snowflake emboss. Can't wait to use the one I finally located. Love the kraft one with the soft blue, but the 2nd one is equally lovely. TFS

Gayatri Murali said...

I love kraft and blue combo. With all that bling, you card is so soft and beautiful. Love it. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays:)

Loli said...

Hola Susan oooh my friend, i hope you're better, so sorry to read about your infection, i'm in very busy and stressful days and is difficult for me to comment.
Fantastic cards Susan ALL OF THEM, the three kings are fantastic in Spain 6 january is a very important day the kings leave the christmas presents under the tree for all the family and we have around the country the Epiphany parade(5 night), with the kings waving the children..i love your card it's a very magic night for my family.
A warm hug and take care.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, you've been MIA for almost 2 weeks. Are you okay and just busy catching up in time for Christmas or are you still sickly? I hope not the latter. We miss your inspiration!

Hugs,
Bahb

Zippy said...

Fantastic cards, very elegent xxx

Ardyth said...

Just came over from Darnell's blog - I'm sorry to hear that you and your husband are having a tough time right now. I've missed you and I'm praying for you both.

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