Monday, December 3, 2018

CAS Christmas December Challenge - Stars


Hello everyone!  I am excited to be hosting my first challenge over at CAS Christmas for the final challenge this year!  I have chosen Stars as the theme.  There are so many ways you can go with it.  Don't believe me?  Just check out the inspiring cards from our guest Cindy of Escape to Stamping and my team over on the challenge blog HERE.  And this is my card.


Started by die cutting the Holy Star twice from a scrap of thick white cardstock and once from a scrap of white glitter paper.  Stacked them for dimension.  Die cut Believe three times from more white scraps and ink blended Tumbled Glass and Blueprint Sketch distress inks on one of them.  Stack them for dimension again.


Next a white stitched rectangle panel was die cut from Whisper White cardstock.  An oval was then die cut in the centre of that.  Took the oval cutout and coloured it with a mini blending tool and Tumbled Glass, Blueprint Sketch and Chipped Sapphire distress inks.  Splattered with white acrylic paint for a starry look.  Adhered the stitched rectangle onto a white card base, inlaid the oval then added the diecut star and sentiment to finish.


That does it for me this year at CAS Christmas!  Due to it being a super busy time of year, this month's challenge is shortened and will end on December 15.  But that gives almost two weeks to get your entries in and complete any last minute Christmas cards or possibly get you started on next year's cards!  Hope you will join us.  Thank you for dopping by.  Have a happy holiday!










Challenges:
SSS Flickr Challenge - #111 Christmas/ Holiday Creations
CAS on Friday - #147 Make a Christmas Card
Inspirational - #175 Anything Christmas Goes
The Paper Players - #421 Theme challenge - It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas





21 comments:

The Paper Layer said...

Love the intensity of the blue! Very Pretty. Gorgeous card!

Mac Mable said...

Wow....now that's one stunning card. Love the vibrancy and intensity of the blues in the oval shape. Loving the dimension on the beautiful die cut sentiment and that ever so pretty star. What a stunner x

Cindy C. said...

This is stunning Trina!!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a striking card, Trina! I love how you created the background for your sparkly star and your ombre effect on the sentiment is perfect!

Loll said...

The deep blues are STUNNING against all the white space, Trina! Beautiful design, my friend! Love the beautiful sparkle star and your ombre die-cut sentiment. You are a master at combining design elements into a piece of art! xx

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Trina! I love your bright starry sky! It perfectly matches your backdrop! What a great choice for a challenge!

Christine Alexander said...

your colour blending is incredible Trina, I love the depth of colour you created and those splatters of white. Great Challenge for the final of the year :)

Robyn Oliver said...

WOW, a really gorgeous star card Trina, the process with the layering for dimension is fantastic, really eye catching blue and white

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous blended blue sky and splattered stars for your beautiful die cut star mounted in the center. Your ombre sponged die cut Believe in the same shades of blue as your sky was the perfect final touch. TFS your simply beautiful Christmas Card and for hosting a fun Christmas Card Challenge...stars..perfect for last minute CAS Cards:-) Hugs..Nancy

sandie said...

Wonderful, the. Vibrant colour looks amazing against the white and love how you blended around the star so it shines. Great idea to follow this through on to the sentiment. Thanks for joining Ink

Susan said...

Love love love the shades of blue!! And the splattered white and sparkly star are gorgeous. Great job on doing an ombre effect on the sentiment.

Billie A said...

Stunning. I love the star and rich night sky. I love the word Believe.. (I have a white tattoo on the inside of my wrist). Beautiful card.

Colleen said...

Trina your blended background is absolutely stunning! And I love you star and "believe"!

Linda said...

Your blended blue background is so stunning, Trina. Gorgeous card and thanks for the fun challenge. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful card, Trina! The blue background is breathtaking! Thank you for sharing with The Paper Players!

Susanne Vargas said...

What a great prompt - I LOVE stars! Wish I had time to play along... We'll see...
Fantastic card!

LeAnne said...

Stunning creation...the vivid colors you achieved are amazing! I really love your ombre sentiment as well! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Stunning star card, Trina! The sponged blue background and the onmre die-cut sentiment are simply gorgeous. The white glittery star and the white panel/card base look more beautiful than ever with the dark blue.
Thank you for the fun challenge and inspiration! I'll join you very soon.
And congratulations on being chosen as A Cut Above at the Paper Player!
Hideko xx

Aileen said...

Wow Trina what a stunner, I love the blue you have achieved on this, as it really highlights the white perfectly. I would love to do something like this

(last time I did some blue blending recently I forgot I had done it as I was sick for a few days. Went to my craft table where my Tonic Glass mat is which of course is black. I then got a stack of white card bases and added tape ready for my finished fronts. Stood there admiring finished cards then turned one over, bugger if it isn't covered in patches of blue (from the blending). So thats 4 cards that need to be pulled apart or cut and layers added all because of the blue ink I forgot to clean up. Remind self to put paper down to use as blending area. I couldnt image what mess I could make with the depth of blue colour you have used sweetie. All the best for Christmas xx Aileen

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning Christmas star in the blue oval, Trina!! Just love the gradation of blues! Thanks for hosting a fun challenge!!

Linda said...

WOW! This is stunning. Beautifully CAS and I love your night sky. A great challenge to finish the year xx