Sunday, October 13, 2013

CAS Christmas- 2nd Attempt at a Color and Sketch :-)

Hi Again Stampers!!

I was not completely satisfied with my last post using this week’s Create with Connie and MaryCCMC272 Colors along with the CAS Colours and Sketches #46 Sketch Challenge- I know, OK I admit it, I am a perfectionist who is rarely satisfied with my creations but while I still had all of the supplies out, decided to give it one more try and am more satisfied with this CAS card :-))

This one still did not come easy- not sure but I think I may have a problem...first step is admitting, right?  It seems as though when the colors are challenging and I am trying to create a CAS card (Clean and Simple), my brain freezes up! :-)

I thought that the Masking Tape Technique may look better so used the tape with So Saffron Classic Ink onto Whisper White and stamped the smallest snowflake from Festive Flurry in Bermuda Bay, then Rich Razzleberry, punched them out and even had them mounted onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock but still did not seem right (did set these aside for possible future use)...

Then I thought possibly Vellum...tried one in Bermuda Bay and larger in Rich Razzleberry and as I just layered them to see the effect, they were not dry (duh!) and smeared ... 

Then I decided to stamp the Festive Flurry snowflake with Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White, trimmed and decided to cut it in half to put the sentiment in the center... did not like that look so I cut into fourths but since I did not cut into fourths from the beginning, the squares were not the same size... so I glued it back together and what now??  Should I start over again or just give up???  

Decided to color with the markers and thought, oh no, can you see the seam??  What about the Woodgrain folder- couldit  hide the seams of my mistake??  

So there you have it- you know all my secrets and the story of my creative process...I think I need help!!!  And if you look too close, you can see the seams!!  Oh well, I have learned from my mistakes and if I create any additionals, I will not cut them apart :-))     

To create this card:

Stamp the Festive Flurry image (second from the largest snowflake) using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White and trim to size. 

Mount onto So Saffron cardstock and emboss using the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and adhere to Rich Razzleberry cardstock (again, trim to size). 

Using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink stamp the sentiment from More Merry Messages onto the Bermuda Bay lbackground layer  and add the Designer Series Paper cut on a diagonal per the sketch (I used the other half from the last post- Rich Razzleberry piece from the retired International Bazaar).

Adhere this entire panel to the Rich Razzleberry card base and add the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®- add the Pearl to the center to finish off the card.

Stamp Sets:  Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Stampin’ Write Markers-  Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry ,So Saffron

Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry , So Saffron, Designer Series Paper- retired International Bazaar

Accessories: Big Shot™,  Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Pearl

This card reminds me of the Lancaster PA region and the Pennsylvania Dutch creations that you sometimes see painted on the barns…need to take another visit to that beautiful part of our country :-)

Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday and God Bless!


Margaret Raburn said...

Wow, Julie, your snowflake is stunning; it reminds me of Norwegian artwork! Great use of the colors! Thanks for joining us this week for the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Deb said...

What a rich and regal card! Such a beautiful way to use these colors! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

Oh my goodness, WOW! First...way to go on giving me one other idea for the snowflakes. I think this is the first time I've seen them colored in! Second, love the textures and papers you pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary color challenge this week!

Lisa Young said...

Wow! Your card is absolutely beautiful! Loved reading the process about how your created it! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Connie said...

Wow! The snowflake colored in looks TOTALLY different! Love the look! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Mary Brown said...

This is just so STUNNING!!! I'm not use to seeing CAS cards from you! I love how you did your snowflake...BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Melissa Davies said...

WOW! I love the rich-coloring in the snowflake! A bold and fun choice! Thanks for joining us in the Color Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Patricia H. said...

The bold, bright colors are a little unexpected for a snowflake, but they are gorgeous! Embossing the snowflake panel is another great touch. Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches a second time this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

Well, I loved the previous one but I must agree you've surpassed it this time. Great idea to colour the snowflakes. A great take on the sketch, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S this week

Louise xx

Karen Haman said...

Awesome card! Still love these colors ;) Love your take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CSS Colours & Sketches!

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