Tuesday, November 19, 2013

CTS #54

Hello everyone. Here's a card that I made for my Christmas stash and for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge.

I saw a video with Jennifer McGuire making some super cute cards using a Memory Box tree die.  I couldn't resist it.  My first card was just a case of her card. More on that later. For this card I die cut the trees using some red and white striped paper, pieced it all together and added the sentiment. I thought the background was too plain so I used some speckling paste with my new SSS Peppermint Stripe stencil to create a background for the trees. I kind of like how this turned out.

OK, here is the first card that I made casing Jennifer's card.  Now if you get this cute little die and decide to make Jennifer's card then here is a hint. I hadn't really used Glossy Accents before but I had fun spreading it all over my trees. I set the card aside to dry and came back a while later to check it out. Well the card was not flat and the Glossy Accents flowed down the trees and congealed into little globs. I sort of scraped off the globs and reapplied the GA and it doesn't look too bad if you don't look too closely. So after adding the Glossy Accents make sure you leave the card perfectly flat to dry. Now I know.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great Tuesday!

Stamps: Instant Photo: Holidays (PTI)
Paper: White (PTI), Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Basic Black, Season of Style DSP Pack (SU)
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black
Other: Pine Border die (Memory Box), Fishtail Flag Stax, (MFT), Peppermint Stripe stencil (SSS), spackling paste, Baker's twine, dimensionals

2nd card:
Stamps: Holiday Cheer (PTI)
Paper: Handsome Hunter, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, White & Black (SU)
Other: Wink of Stella glitter brush clear, Glossy Accents, QuickStik Craft Tool


Leigh Penner said...

Great cards! I love your paper pieced trees!

Betty said...

Great take on the sketch. And I love your background of the first card. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

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