Friday, August 3, 2018

Snow Dust for CAS Christmas

Hello friends and welcome.

It's time for a new challenge at CAS Christmas.


Hideko is our host this month and here is what she chose for us...

Our Guest Designer, Barb, and the Design team have a beautiful array
of Christmas trees to inspire you.

We have two new designers joining our team.
I'm so excited to have Colleen and Linda on board.

I hope you'll give them a warm welcome join us in our challenge.

For my card I used a stamp that I have long admired and finally added to my collection.

I stamped it with a WOW Embossing Pad and heat embossed the image.

Using sponges, I added blue inks around and over the trees.

When I was happy with the background, I sprinkled some
Chunky White Frantage over the top and heated from underneath the card
so it wouldn't blow away.

I've torn some snippets of white card for snowdrifts and added some
flat stickers and a die cut sentiment.

As seems to be my favorite layout lately, I've framed the design
with a stitched die cut.

Challenges:


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!



Card Recipe
Stamps:  Snow Dust (PB)
Ink:  Embossing Pad (WOW)
Paper:   Neenah, Whisper White, Silver Foil (SU)
Other:  WOW Bright White EP, Chunky White Frantage (Stampendous), Exultations Die (PB)


29 comments:

Loll said...

LOVE this image ... it's so beautiful embossed in white and sponged with the deep colours of blue. Love the little touches of red. Great work, my friend! xx

Colleen said...

Oh this image is stunning...perfect for a snowy card...love everything about it Bonnie! thanks for inviting me to play with you again at making Christmas cards! I am so inspired by your talent! Heart Hugs, Col

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous trees, Bonnie! I love how you created such a beautiful winter scene with all those fabulous snowflakes and drifts, and your silver foil sentiment is just perfect!
Thank you so much for having me along as your GD for August!

Liz said...

Fabulous card, Bonnie, the beautiful white tree really pops against the blue background. Love the sentiment too. xx

BożenA said...

I love this PB stamp. Such a beautiful picture. I love how you hid him in the depths of the window. This allows me to move for a moment in the middle of winter, when you can observe such scenes through the window. This card is perfect in this hot summer time.
Hugs,
BożenA

jimlynn said...

Jaw dropping gorgeous! Whoa!!! SOOOOO beautiful Bonnie. I just love this card too much.
Lynn

Hazel Kinvig-Paul said...

Such a pretty image Bonnie and I love all those 'sparkly' snowflakes! Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I don't deserve everyone's loyalty, but am humbled and grateful to have it! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx

Christine Alexander said...

Bonnie, what a stunning image stamped in white. That tree is gorgeous, I may have to look that one up. I love your sponged background and your little gems:)

Carole said...

Beautiful snowy scene Bonnie and a good idea with the frantage too!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

I love your pair of trees under that beautiful sky, Bonnie! Perfect in the window with your torn snowbanks and the silver foil sentiment!!

MaryH said...

This is a beautiful PB image (and I think I have it!). I hope you like the WOW Embossing as much as I do...it just seems to work better for me on some things. You've done a splendid job with that dark snowy sky, lovely shading with the sponging. Of course the frontage looks great, just like great big snowflakes. I love the torn snowdrifts and the jewels shining in the tree. TFS & Hugs

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful, beautiful blue snowy sky, Bonnie! Love the shades of the blue. And the white heat-embossed trees look fantastic! Adding the snowfall with Chunky White Frantage worked so well to create this scene. The silver die-cut sentiment placed at an angle is a really nice touch! Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Gorgeous winter scene, Bonnie! Beautiful inking to create your background. Love how you grounded the trees so they ‘don’t blow away’ 😉... the Frantage looks cool and gives awesome texture. xx

nancy littrell said...

Absolutely Gorgeous snow falling trees image, Bonnie. I love your sky background and snow drifts too. I finally got this stamp a couple of years ago and it is already a favorite. TFS your beauty, my friend. Hugs..

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card. Love the snowy trees embossed in white and the pretty blue sponged background. The embossed white frantage does look like snow falling. The touch of silver with the greeting looks great. TFS

Daffodil Cards said...

STUNNING Bonnie.
Faith
x

JosieD said...

Great looking card! I have this stamp and have used it for Dec. and Jan. birthdays and Christmas. Your sky looks so real and I love the addition of the frantage snow. The red embellishments really set it off as does the stitched die and silver foil sentiment.

Susan said...

One of my favourite winter stamps!! Love the bright blue sky and the extra frantage snow. The tiny red embellishments are a great additon.

Linda said...

Bonnie, thanks for the opportunity to create together again. I am so honored to be on the CAS Christmas team.
Your background is so beautifully sponged and the trees create such a lovely wintry scene.

JD/ Jill said...

Wow! What a masterpiece! So beautifully done!

Nancy Stislow said...

How pretty and serene this is, Bonnie! Love the red you added to this and your sponging is gorgeous. I have this stamp and time to bring it back out and use it. Beautiful card.

Carol L said...

This is one stunning card with a beautiful snowy background behind those lovely trees! Gorgeous!

Sandy said...

Ahhh - to be able to see snow again!
Sandy xx

Marcia HIll said...

WOW...this is absolutely GORGEOUS Bonnie!! Your embossed trees are SOOOO pretty against that beautifully blended background and I really like the little flat stickers you used too to add aa pop of color! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! :0)

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning Bonnie, as always your creativity goes way beyond and so inspiring.xx

Brenda in IN said...

You are truly an artist with cards and designs. This is just lovely. So serene and a beautiful winter scene. Love the embossed trees and snow. The framing really adds to the scene.

Mac Mable said...

Stunning winter scene and love the white embossed trees and the snow dust from the frantage. Love the framing of your card , which draws your eye right into your stunning background and trees x. Great layout x.

Karen D. said...

love this beauty mf...it seems to just shimmer and what a joy it will bring.
xx Karen

Nance said...

Gorgeous Christmas scene with those beautiful sparkly trees, Bonnie! The snow dust adds great texture. Wonderful!