Saturday, April 3, 2021

CAS Christmas April Challenge - Rainbow

Hello everyone!  Long time since my last post, but I’m back today with the new challenge at CAS Christmas.  This month we’re brightening up the gallery with clean and simple (CAS) Rainbow Christmas cards. 


Here’s my super easy CAS card.


The watercolored rainbow background was created with Karin Brush Marker Pro using the wet-on-wet technique on a stitched watercolor panel from my stash.  The area was wet first with clean water, then I picked up the colours that were scribbled on a white board and added them in.  Splattered it with white gouache paint, then set aside to dry.


Next, Santa’s sleigh from Memory Box Cabin Snowglobe was die cut from Bristol paper several times and stacked for dimension.  The sentiment from My Favorite Things (MFT) Itty Bitty Holiday Wishes was then heat embossed with silver embossing powder on a strip of Bristol paper.  Assembled the card onto a white card base and added cross details with a white gel pen and clear shimmer to Santa to finish.


We have the wonderful Izzy (Izzy Scraps) as our guest this month.  She and the designers have made some beautiful rainbow cards to inspire you and you can check them out HERE.  The challenge ends on April 24th PST.  Hope to see your rainbow creations in the gallery.  Thank you for stopping by. 






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22 comments:

Barb Ghig said...

Your rainbow background is so pretty, Trina! I love how perfectly it works with your Santa's sleigh and reindeer, especially with all those snowy splatters! Thanks so much for the prompt...I had a lot of fun with it ~ xx

Christine Alexander said...

Fun scene with your Rainbow background Trina, great challenge for CAS Christmas :)

Papercraft Boutique said...

Your watercolored rainbow background with falling snow is so pretty, Trina! The white Santa's sleigh silhouette pops beautifully against the aurora borealis like sky. Thank you so much for hosting this fun challenge!
Hideko xx

Linda said...

Trina, yours little Santa sleigh is just so adorable and fits perfectly against your rainbow background. Thank you for the fun challenge.

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful wash of rainbow colors with splatters of snow you created behind your white Santa and sleigh Trina! You really made us think for your challenge this month! xx

SmilynStef said...

that pastel rainbow is so lovely ... so glad you shared your card to *DIE*cut for with us at Jingle Belles.

Witchcrafted Life said...

What a sweet, serenely pretty card. I love how it almost looks like Santa is flying through a sky that's twinkling majestically with the northern lights.

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Mac Mable said...

What a pretty way to incorporate the rainbow colours onto your beautiful Christmas card Trina x.

Brenda in IN said...

This is a fun challenge and your rainbow card is so cute. I like all the colors you used for the rainbow.

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Awwww.... The Queen of CAS has done strike again!!! :D How much I love this one!!! Super simple and super impressive!! The water-on-water rainbow is delightuful with the splatters and the Santa's slight dimension matched with that background just perfectly!
Thanks for sharing all the process!
Happy Easter!

Loll said...

LOVE the soft colours of the rainbow for your background Trina! What a beautiful backdrop to show off the white die-cut Santa and his reindeer! Awesome CAS design. Thanks for hosting this month with this very fun challenge! xx

Susan said...

Beautiful rainbow background - almost pastel, it is so lovely and soft. Great splatters for the snow on it. And wonderful dimensional Santa and reindeer! The perfect challenge for you to host as I know you love rainbows!

Maria said...

Very creative and lovely! Love the rainbow background! A magical Christmas card, well done!!

Cathy said...

Gorgeous watercoloured rainbow Trina, love the spatters of snow too, thankyou for the fun challenge, Cathy x

Marcia Hill said...

FABULOUS card Trina! Your rainbow background is perfect for the white silhouette of Santa and his team to go flying through...LOVE this card!! Wonderful challenge too...I had so much fun with it and I think our players this month will too! Hugs. :0)

Colleen said...

I just knew you would have a magical and wonderful rainbow card!! You didn't disappoint! Heart Hugs, colleen

Izzy Scrap said...

This is gorgeous, Trina ! Love how you made your watercolour background to highlight the die cut of Santa and his reindeers. I A beautiful CAS design. Love it ! Thanks for welcoming me as guest designer this month. xx

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a stunning rainbow effect with the sleigh, Trina - love this!! Hope to play along at CAS Christmas - thanks for a fun theme!!

Bonnie said...

What a great background for this shimmery Santa and sleigh, my friend!

foleysfriend said...

Your rainbow background is beautiful and the splatters of "snow" makes it a perfect winter card. Love the dimension of the die cut by stacking them. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to Stamps and More!

sue n.

lauren bergold said...

what a pretty card, that rainbow sky is a showstopper! so pleased you could join our diecutting fun at JINGLE BELLES!

MagsB said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, Trina, Clean and simple and so very pretty! Thanks for joining in at The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

love Mags B x