I have another mashup CASE card today as the result of participating two classes at the same time. It was the final day of the CASEing Christmas class over at StampNation and day three of the Holiday Style class at Online Card Classes. So, this should be the final mashup card.
I’ve been very fortunate to get away with making a single card each of the overlap days that would satisfy the “homework” in each class. I’m not sure how much longer that would have lasted though. The theme for Holiday Style today was “classic & elegant” and here is a snippet of the inspiration card Maureen gave us in the CASEing Christmas class.
As you can tell from the snippet photo, this card was definitely classic and elegant. Here are some of the elements I took from the inspiration card to incorporate into my CASE:
- Christmas tree
- White on white snowflake background
Here’s the card I created:
I definitely wanted to replicate the gorgeous die cut snowflake background Maureen used on her card. She actually had a beautiful snowflake cover die, but since I don’t own one of those, I decided to cut one on my Cricut Explore.
I quickly found this awesome background from Anna Griffin in Design Space. It’s from her Anna’s Lovely Layered Cards cartridge, but since I just wanted the snowflake card, I was able to purchase it in Design Space for only 99 cents.
Once I had it cut out and “weeded,” I adhered it to my card base using some liquid adhesive. This gave me a little more wiggle room time-wise to make sure I had everything lined up the way I wanted. Once everything was in place, I put the card in my spray box and covered the entire front with lots of Perfect Pearls Mist to give it a nice shimmer.
I used the Layering Christmas Tree stamp set from Hero Arts for my tree and sentiment. I stamped the tree using three different shades of green ink from Close to My Heart. The darkest green I used (Ponderosa Pine) has been discontinued, so I’m unable to provide a link for it in my InLinkz product list below. For a bit of sparkle, I covered the tree with some clear Wink of Stella glitter brush pen.
I stamped the sentiment on vellum using VersaMark and then heat embossed it in gold. I wrapped it around my card and adhered it on the inside using some vellum tape. It’s not perfectly invisible, but it worked pretty well for this since it was on the inside anyway.
To finish off my card, I added some rhinestones in the center of each of the snowflakes. They were adhesive-backed, but I never quite trust the gem and sequins that come that way. Just to be safe, I added a drop of Multi Medium Matte beneath each one to ensure they wouldn’t come off in the mail.
I’m entering this card in the following challenges:
- Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge – the theme is any holiday card, but it must incorporate at least one product from Hero Arts.
- CASE-ing Christmas Challenge – the current theme is a photo inspiration from DT member Donna. My card mimics the while CAS design and includes a Christmas tree.
Until next time …