Thursday, September 3, 2020

CAS Christmas September Challenge - Christmas Tree

Hello and welcome to a new challenge at CAS Christmas.  The theme this month is Christmas Tree.


This is my third attempt in creating my card! *lol*๐Ÿ˜‚   When I came across forgotten new NBUS Holiday Frames from Simon Says Stamp, the light bulb went off and things finally came together.


I dusted off my Gansai Tambi watercolor paints and created a background wash of blue and purple on a piece of Arches cold press watercolor paper.  Built up the colours by drying with my heat tool in between layers.  After that, new NBUS trees from Inkadinkado Woodland Wonderland were stamped with Versafine black ink.  Splattered the piece with white gouache paint for snow.  


Trimmed the panel down to the same size as the frame and adhered behind it.  Left the Christmas cutout letters in place then die cut them two more times and stacked for dimension.  Spritz the whole piece with a sparkle spray for some shimmer (doesn’t show in photo).  To give it more dimension, die cut the frame from regular A2 white cardstock and inked the left and bottom edges of the opening with gray dye ink.  Inlaid the framed image to finish.


Are you ready to play along?  We have Steph (My Paper Corner) as our guest this month.  As always, you can find more inspirations from her and the rest of the design team over on the challenge blog post HERE.  The challenge is open till September 24 PST.  Hope to see you in the gallery. Thank you for stopping by.










Challenges:
Merry Little Christmas - #28 September Anything Christmas Goes
NBUS #18 - new frame die and tree stamp


22 comments:

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous colors for your background! Glad to see your card, as I have this same die and I love your idea of raising the 'Christmas' word.... I hadn't thought of that. On my card, I used a printed paper for my background and cut it long enough to show through the cut out letters. That worked nicely also, but always good to have other options in mind!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a beautiful forest of Christmas tree, Trina!! Just love how you stacked the sentiment and inlaid the tree panel too!!

Michelle W said...

Beautiful card Trina!

Julia Aston said...

What a gorgeous purple/blue sky you watercolored Trina - the splatter could be snow or a sky full of bright stars! SO pretty!

Loll said...

Third times a charm, Trina! :) This is AMAZING! Love the bold colours of your watercoloured sky. Beautiful silhouette trees with falling snow all around. Great design with the polaroid framing. Lots of dimension from your stacked letters! Great work! xx

Vicky Hayes said...

Glorious Trina! Love the bold sky and the way you left everything else neutral, and the stacked sentiment and splatter snow details are fabulous. Vicky x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Your CAS cards are always amazing and this one isn't an exception!! Wow! Amazing scene!
Hugs

Brenda in IN said...

I love that snowy sky and dark blended colors. The row of trees looks great with the Merry along the bottom.

Marcia Hill said...

This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL Trina!! Love the deep blue of your sky and the silhouetted line of trees...it all pops just beautifully against the white frame! Lovely, lovely card!! :0)

Colleen said...

So striking, Trina, all the layers and the beautiful colors and I love who it is framed with the sentiment! Perfectly CAS!!

Bonnie said...

What a gorgeous snowy, night sky, Trina! I love how you've fit it into this die cut frame with the inked edges! A real inspiration, my friend!

Linda said...

Trina, you always make such gorgeous creations with your cards. Love your watercolored background. So beautiful with the snow falling....

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous watercolor wash sky, Trina! The white gouache snow is so petty against the beautiful blue & purple. I love this die set (holiday frames), but I never thought of stacking the die-cut letters (christmas). You always add a creative twist to your supplies, which I love and admire. Love this card!
Hideko xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful card Trina, your sky is fairly glowing! Such gorgeous colours, love how you've framed the landscape too, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

OMG Trina I love your blended sky and your tree line sky :)

Barb Ghig said...

Your snowy sky background is gorgeous, Trina! The trees are perfect for your frame and I love how you angled it...such a beautiful Christmas card! xx

Mac Mable said...

Glorious colours and loving the snow and your card is stunning Trina x.

Darnell said...

This is beautiful, Trina! Just like I remember growing up. There is something so hushed and serene about snowfall at twilight. You painted a beautiful purple and blue sky and I love the way you stacked the sediment and shadowed the panel! Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep safe! Hugs, Darnell

Dotty Jo said...

What a magical scene, Trina! Jo x

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a tranquil, timelessly beautiful holiday season design. Love the festive flurry of snowflakes.

Autumn Zenith ๐ŸŽƒ Witchcrafted Life

TK said...

Beautiful wintry scene! Love the dark sky and snow, this makes me want winter :o) But then again, anything is welcome over all this smoke!

Bunny said...

This is beautiful. I really love the sky.