Sunday 10 February 2013

CAS2 - Day3 - Winter sky

After 10 days, the online CAS2 card class is coming to a close, and I have been working like crazy today to get some more cards finished. So I'll get right to it and show the cards I have made so far.

Day 3 was about inking and stamping techniques and our assignment was to try out a new technique of bring back an old favourite.

I have quite a collection of distress inks but I have not used them as much as I would like, so I decided to try and create a winter sky using some of my distress ink. This card turned out to involve two 'happy accidents'. Applying the distriss inks did not go as smoothly as I intended, but I do love the end result. The blotchy sky makes a nice contrast with the snowy landscape on the foreground. The sentiment stamping did not stamp correctly the first time, so I tried to stamp it again, which caused the shading (I now know I should/could have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to align it LOL). However, I decided to leave it as is, since it reminds me of fuzzy prints in the snow.

Materials used:
Dark blue cardstock from my stash
Neenah solar white cardstock
Die - Country landscape by Memory box
Sentiment stamp - Christmas Wishes set by Wplus9
Ink - Mememto tuxedo black
Distress inks - Ranger (spiced marmelade, tumbled glass, faded jeans)

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Jingle Belles - Ho Ho H2O!
CHNC extra - Anything Christmas goes
Bunny Zoe - Anything goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Bearly Mine - 72 Anything goes


  1. What a lovely Christmas card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

  2. This is beautiful - love the sky - thanks for entering it into my CHNC challenge extra for February - hope to see you again soon. x

  3. I agree with both happy accidents ... love that awesome distress ink sky ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

  4. Just love cards with die cuts. This ones is great. Thanks for joining Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Extra challenge this month.

  5. happy accidents are the best - i love this card! the sky is very pretty and reminds me of the northern lights.

  6. the white against the coloured sky is just lovely. I think the sentiment looks perfectly planned!

  7. holy *WOW* i did not think you could top your last two gorgeous cards, but i have to say i thiiiiiiiiink this one is my FAVE! (ok, it might be too close to call, but i do LOVE THIS ONE!!!) i especially love that each card you made was in such a brilliantly inspiring spirit of learning new things, and it's clear you've not only HAD a creative boost, you are totally passing it along to the rest of us! thank you!!! ♥

  8. This one is really lovely! I love the effect of the streaky sky, I am going to try to do that. It looks like water colors. I don't have a stampamajig but I should get one because I messed a card this week doing a second stamping. Mine didn't turn out as well as this!

  9. This is beautiful!! Love the sky that you created, it's the perfect backdrop for the houses.

  10. Gorgeous.....the sky looks amazing!Thanks for joining over at Sparkles Christmas challenges this time & good luck!
    Hugs Jo x