Wednesday, October 3, 2018

CAS Christmas October Challenge - Birds



Hello there!  Welcome to CAS Christmas October challenge where the theme is Birds.  I couldn't resist using my all time favourite little bird peeking out from under his hat.  I CASE'd my own card to make this updated version.


Stamped the bird with Copic friendly ink on X-press It cardstock, coloured with Copics then die cut out with the matching die.  Die cut baby next from white and black cardstock to offset them for a shadow effect.


On an A2 size Whisper White panel, masked a subtle slope and blended Tumbled Glass distress ink with a mini blending tool.  White heat emboss the sentiment from the same set on a black strip.  Adhered the panel to a white card base, then assembled the card.  Added snow with a white gel pen to finish.  And don't be surprised if this little guy makes another appearance by the end of the week. 😉


Our August challenge winner, Sue of Sue's Card Craft, is our wonderful guest this month.  As always, she and my team have made some inspiring cards over on the main blog HERE.  Check them out and join us!  With less than 3 months, the countdown to Christmas is on!  Thank you for stopping by.









Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas - #3 October Anything Christmas Goes
Sparkles Christmas - #93 Christmas is For Kids
The Holly and Ivy Christmas - #37 Anything Christmas Goes
Addicted to Stamps - #166 Christmas Comes Early


18 comments:

Pat said...

What a fun penguin image and beautifully coloured Trina, and the idea of the 'baby' die cut behind the image with the rest across the penguin works beautifully. I think the blue sky with the scattering of snow is so pretty for the background. x

Loll said...

Total cuteness!! This is the sweetest bird, Trina! Your colouring is impeccable as always. LOVE the special touches with the masked and sponged background with falling snow, and adding the black shadow to the die-cut letters. You always add lots of details to make your cards so special. xx

Bonnie said...

Oh my but this is ADORABLE, Trina, and it makes me smile! Love the sentiment with him and the sponged background!

Christine Alexander said...

super cute Trina, and of course your are the queen of copics and blending, I am always in awe:)

Helen Budz said...

Just love this card...your designs always inspire me to keep it simply and use these delightful little images. tfs

Mac Mable said...

The image, the sentiment and the blending is CAS perfection and so very adorable x.

Billie A said...

I love that that the baby die isn't used for a baby card..but used for a winter card.. awesome idea and great colors.. beautiful card

Papercraft Boutique said...

This is so adorable, Trina! I'm not in the position to say this, but as much as the original card from last December is cute, your new version looks so professional! I love all those details - the falling snow, the shadow effect of the sentiment, the clean and smooth sponging, and the Copic coloring (especially the shadows of the hat's rim cast on the penguin)!
Looking forward to seeing him again this week!
Hideko xx

Sue said...

I love this, Trina. What a brilliant design. Such an adorable penguin and your sponging and colouring is perfect.

Debbie said...

Wow your card is adorable yet beautiful clean lines too. An inspiring card. Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas. Good luck. Hugs Debs DT xx

Marlies said...

An adorable CAS Christmas carad! Thanks for joining our chalenge at Addicted to Stamps. Marlies

Macimbalo said...

Saw this over at CAS Christmas and just had to pop over and tell you I LOVE IT!!! It's so adorable and I love your "A" in baby - just so clever and cute!!! As always, you are such an inspiration with all of your cards!

Linda said...

Trina, your card is just so adorable. Love the little penguin and how you have him nestled in the baby sentiment and the snow bank. Fantastic card. Hope you have a great week.

Lynne said...

Such a cute penguin and I love the blue and white theme of your card. Thank you for joining in at Sparkles christmas. Lynne DT x

Colleen said...

Absolutely fabulous card...I love your little penguin peeking out under the hat, but your background of shaded blues and the snow drops is stunning behind the die cut "baby". Awesome design!

nancy littrell said...

I LOVE your new Phamtastic Design Blog, Trina. CAS and so you!!!! Your little penquin CAS one layer card is Adorable, my friend. Love your die cut shadowed Baby with your softly sponged sky, snow flakes and snow bank. Your It's Cold Outside is the perfect final touch. TFS Hugs...Nancy

Isn't Loll an amazing Blog designer too!

Susan said...

A very late comment from me - I'm just catching up with commenting on all the CAS DT cards I missed while on vacation! Love your icy blue and white colour scheme and that adorable little bird! Great way to do the sentiment!

Helen said...

So cute - thanks for joining us at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge.

Helen x