There is still time to play along with the theme for this month's challenge, which is:
This time, I decided to create a Christmas card, since I am way behind on my goal to have all of my Christmas cards ready by the end of October. Besides, I wanted to have a play with this gorgeous stencil paste that I recently picked up at a shop in Heraklion. Here's what I came up with:
I applied stencil paste (Vanilla, Pentart) through a stencil (Frozen forest, StudioLight) onto a scrap of dark kraft cardstock and fussy cut my pinecones once the paste was dry. I stamped the text fragment and sentiment (Pinecones, CAS-ual Fridays, retiring) in distress oxide ink (vintage photo) onto a die cut panel of Neenah desert storm cs and then restamped the sentiment in fired brick. I diluted a little fired brick ink to create some splatters. Before I mounted everything to my card, I went around the edges of my pinecones and panel with a blending tool and vintage photo ink. I added a double bow from some red ribbon I found in my recycle box.
I do hope you will pop over to the CAS Mix Up blog for more inspiration and to play along.
I'm also linking up my card at:
SSS Wednesday - Emboss it
SSS Monday - Touchy feely
ATSM - #249 Anything goes
Sparkles Christmas - #77 Non-traditional colours
STAMPlorations - June CAS challenge
(optional colour twist: masculine colours)