Friday, December 1, 2017

Snowy Tree for CAS Mix Up

Hi.  It's December 1st! Wow!
It seems like the year just started and, whoosh, it's almost gone!

And it's Christmas card time.

It's time for our last CAS Mix Up challenge of the year.

Updated to add the card with a red bird.
I think I like it better.


Using stamping, heat embossing, Distress Oxide Slash technique, glitter and die cuts.

We're making it easy for you this month.

I used Loll's Splash Technique with Distress Oxides on Tim Holtz Specialty Paper.

This technique is so much fun and you never know what you are going to come up with!

I used Iced Spruce and a tiny bit of Antique Linen for this piece.

The tree was done by adhering some sticky sheet to a piece of cardstock and
sprinkling some fine white glitter over the sticky once the liner was removed.
It has a real icy look to it.

Seeing the photo, I think I need to add a tiny red bird.
What do you think?

As always, our Design Team has some wonderful inspiration for you.
Our Guest Designer is Ina (Litttle Bits of Craft) and I know you will love 
her inspiration piece as much as I do.

I hope you'll be able to join us this month at


Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.

Enjoy!




Card Recipe
Stamps:  Holiday Sparkles (Alley Way)
Ink:   Iced Spruce, Antique Linen (DOX), VersaMark
Paper:   Solar White (Neena), Specialty Paper (TH), Adhesive Sheets (Sizzix)
Other:  Woodlands Die (TH), Glitter (MS), Emerald EP (Stampendous), Stitche Squares Die (SSS)


31 comments:

Loll said...

Your beautiful background looks perfect with the sparkly tree, Bonnie. Both have an icy, cold winter day look. I think it looks great the way it is, but red would give it a pop of colour. xx

Marianne said...

So pretty, Bonnie! Love those wintry grey-blues. I do agree with both you and Loll that a small pop of red might work really well in your design.
Marianne x

nancy littrell said...

Gorgeous soft Splash background with your DOX inks, Bonnie. Love your icy die cut tree too. TFS your beauty my friend. Happy Holidays. Hugs..

Susan said...

Great idea to add a bit of Antique Linen to the Iced Spruce - a combination I wouldn't have thought of but am going to try. Love the sparkly tree. It would be interesting to see what a little red bird would do to the card so if you try it, please post a photo - I'm off two minds as right now, it is a totally icy frosty feeling that I love.

Bunny said...

Lovely background and sparkle. [Bunny]

Marcia HIll said...

What a GORGEOUS card Bonnie! I love your background and the sparkly tree (don't you just LOVE that die?!!) adds the perfect touch to this lovely card. And I like it just the way it is without a pop of red, but I'll leave that final decision up to you! :0)

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card Bonnie, that background looks like a misty icy forest! Love the tree and woulk like to see what the pop of red looks like, I think the card is perfect as it is though, Cathy x

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Bonnie, so misty and hunting. I love the effect you got with Loll's splash technique.

Ina Grehan said...

An absolutely stunning background for that ever so cold icy tree Bonnie. Beautiful in all it's glory. Love it the way it is but like the others said - interesting to see a wee red bird. Do show us if you decide to maybe temporary attach to see the difference. Perfect sentiment to match your tree.

Ina Grehan said...

Forgot to say Thank You so Much for having me as your Guest this month Bonnie. I am absolutely thrilled to be joining you all.

JoAnn said...

I love your beautiful background and the soft color. I have to try that technique The tree is so pretty with all the sparkly.

JosieD said...

Interesting combo of the soft background and the sparkly tree. I have that die and like the sparkly look you came up with.

Nancy Stislow said...

This is incredibly beautiful, Bonnie! That background and color is just fabulous and of course that is my favorite tree die of all time! I love this card the way it is but that is just my taste I guess. That background stole the whole show on this absolutely gorgeous card!

Daria said...

This is so beautiful. I love the colors in your background--a perfect background for your frosty tree. Thank you for sharing the details.

Julia Aston said...

Your mix of colors is beautiful on your background Bonnie! Love the added red bird for that little touch of color on your wonderful snowy tree! Julia xx

Pat said...

What a beautiful oxide background Bonnie and the white glittery tree looks so pretty over it. I love that red bird too. x

Papercraft Boutique said...

Amazing splash background, Bonnie! The colors are so soothing, and the splash pattern is so interesting! When I saw this card yesterday, I loved it, but I love it even more with the red bird!! It brightens up the scene and it's the perfect addition to the card. Hideko xx

Marcia HIll said...

Guess I do like the pop of red with lovely card Bonnie...thanks for the update!! :0)

Sue - said...

I love your icy background. It’s the perfect setting for the tree. I think it’s perfect as it is!

Brenda said...

Wow, this is a stunning card Bonnie! I love that background you created, it is so cool looking-looks just like a snowy sky! That tree is amazing and I do love the red bird on it better, that red bird just pops and gives the right amount of color to your stunning card. Hugs, Brenda

Bobby said...

The background looks like an icy forest with light shining through. So terrific, Bonnie.

nancy littrell said...

I love your card without the pop of red, but love it even more with your red bird. TFS both versions. Hugs

Marisa said...

Gorgeous BG and the red bird is the perfect pop of colour. Fabulous card.

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I love the colors of your background. It is so calm, and at the same time, thanks to the beautiful patterns, it is not boring. Christmas tree TH is so beautiful, it always looks interesting.
Hugs,
BożenA

Jeanne H said...

Both cards are just wonderful. I like the first one best, though. tfs

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning....The iced spruce with the touch of linen for the background is so eye catching x So glad that I didn't have to make the decision about the pop of red......It looks fabulous! Another stunner! x

Susanne Vargas said...

The gorgeous framed background, the sparkly tree, and the red bird - what an amazing card!

Jo Manna said...

Love that wintery background and that little red bird definitely warms it up, the perfect punch. A beautiful card dear Bonnie, love it! xxx

Nance said...

I love both cards but that red bird does add a nice splash of color!

Robyn Oliver said...

OH Yes Bonnie, the little red bird just turned that lovely card into a real stunner, eye catching...I love it.

Sandy said...

Gorgeous! So atmospheric!!
Sandy xx