Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Glisten! Trying Something New

Hello friends! I'm back with my second post for today. I was inspired to try something new, sort of a crafty New Year's resolution for me. My inspiration to try CAS came from  Loll of Stamping With Loll. If you haven't been to her blog, please be sure to stop in and be prepared to be inspired! Here is my version of a snowy CAS card. I have to add that I chose to start my resolution to try new crafty styles with CAS, since I needed a couple of quick cards. CAS should be quick, right? NOT!!


I started by heat embossing the deer from Tim Holtz Woodland Scribbles set with brown powder. I masked the deer and heat embossed snowflakes from the same set using a powder I've had in my stash for a long time but never used--Hidden Color. It's supposed to be copper, but I read the label AFTER I did my embossing and it instructs the user to use with colored ink. I used Versamark embossing ink, but I liked the result anyway. It's one of those things you have to see in person to truly appreciate. I've moved my card around to hopefully show you the way this thing sparkles and glows. You can see I used the Hidden Color to edge my Tim Holtz Occasions Chit Chat sticker, too.




After all the embossing and masking and embossing again, I colored my deer with Distress inks and markers  in brown tones and my water pen. Once that was dry, I rubbed some Distress Micro Glaze over the deer  to act as a resist to my background watercolor. I tried a technique I recently was reminded of on my friend Autumn's blog "Sew Paper Paint" for Tutti Designs to get the  watery wash in the background. When that was dry, I added the drop shadow with Pumice Stone Distress ink and my water pen.


To complete the clean look, but not quite so simple card, I layered it on white card stock I edged thinly with Vintage Photo Distress ink direct to paper. Using the mini pads helps me have better control of where the ink goes. I'm actually starting to enjoy this CAS style, and I will have more for you in the future.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge-Start Afresh Even though I've had the Hidden Color embossing powder for a long time, I've never used it before.
Winter Wonderland Challenge-For Someone Special/Happy New Year This is for my sister to thank her for her Christmas gift.#3

Thank you once again for your visit today and for your comments! I read each one and really appreciate the time you take to leave some love.
Hugs and Blessings!
Sara Emily

29 comments:

  1. What a delightfully abstract card. I thik all the details are delightful. Way to take on a unique technique and work it out! So glad to have found you through Word Art Wednesday.

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  2. this is so beautiful Sara - I have resisted these stamps so far but have seen some beautiful samples - including this so am now very tempted! I so don't need any more stamps!! Big hugs rachel x

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  3. The tale of your CAS but slow card made me smile! Your fabulous card also made me smile! The twinkly effect of the embossing powder on the snowflakes is beautiful and of the deer is such a………brilliant image…he! he!….did you think I was going to say 'dear'? Hugs, Chrisx

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  4. very pretty background for the deer, awesome card

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  5. This is so amazing Sara. So many wonderful techniques in this one card. love the shimmer from the embossed snowflakes, and the beautifully watercoloured background. Awesome CAS design. It's true, CAS doesn't always mean quick ... or simple to make. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  6. I love all the shimmer and shine with the watercolor, Sara! This is an awesome design! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Watercolour!

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  7. WOW!! What a fabulous card...stunning techniques...beautifully done! Thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy...good luck!
    Take care,
    Beth

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  8. This is so cool, I just love it! Great job with the CAS and look forward to seeing more from you. I love love your background color with the snowflakes and that deer is awesome! I love CAS, but have trouble with it - go figure! Hugs :-)

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  9. Fabulous CAS card, Sara Emily . Love the watercolour background with all those lovely touches of snowflake sparkle. You sure can turn your hand to any style .
    Hugs x

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  10. Gorgeous make Sara! CAS cards don't turn to be fast makes for me either, if it makes you feel any better...
    I really like this one a lot!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  11. Fabulous card! Love how it glistens from all of the embossing! Very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  12. Wow Sara, is there any style that you haven't mastered!! This is just gorgeous, you rock CAS! Love the deer stamp, must put that in my cart for next year! The inky splattery background is wonderfully winterish and the shimmery snowflakes just put the ICE-ing on the cake (a quote from a dear friend).

    I do hope you had a wonderful new year full of joy and happiness! It's been a treat to get to know you this year and I look forward to another year full of inspiration Sara style!! hugs :)

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  13. I can't believe my eyes! But you did pull off some fab mixed media on this CAS beauty! My style exactly. Don't you love this deer!!! He's my fav. This is great, you're off to an amazing start and may just convert me before it's over. ;0

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  14. Love love LOVE the textures in your background, Sara! It's a strong nature card, reminding us that Nature is much more durable than we give her credit for, if we will only enjoy her without threatening her! BEAUTIFUL design, and all the amazing textures complement that incredible stag wonderfully! hugs, de

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  15. What a beautiful background for the deer! Love the watery wash background and the subtlety of the snowflakes (even though that wasn't what you intended!). Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour!

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  16. I am watching you - such a beautiful Buck face!
    sandy xx

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  17. Hi Sara, A fabulous card, love the shimmery background and you've really mastered the CAS style.
    Thanks you for visiting my blog and your lovely comments (don't know what I was thinking starting Linda's challenge so late - so pleased I actually managed to finish on time).
    I'm following you now - something I've been meaning to do for a while.
    Hugs, Avril xx

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  18. This is a real beauty Sara, I LOVE the deer, the embossed snowflakes have a lovely glint to them and the background is gorgeous. Well done you on creating a CAS card too!

    Thanks so much too for joining in our Winter Magic challenge at A Vintage Journey. Hugs, Anne xx

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  19. Stunning Sara, love this stamp and these colours are fabulous.xx{aNNie}

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  20. Wooooow, you rock CAS, Sara! This is so dreamy, so magical and so beautiful! What a super creative mind you have, my sweet friend! The background is fabulous and your embossed snowflakes are stunning! I love the deer, too! Glorious card, indeed! Bravo! Lots of love to you! Branka xx

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  21. This looks great.....very creative.
    Thanx for joining us at Noor Design UK.
    xxx Plony

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  22. Such a subtle dreamy background and the perfect use of that beautiful deer heard. The glistening embossed snowflakes just make me long for snow, so, so pretty!! I adore this!

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  23. Yes, as you say, CAS should be quick - but it's nowhere near as easy as the experts make it look. I think it's much easier to have loads of layers and textures - then no-one can see the mistakes! Lovely card - subtle, gentle and the glimmer of the embossed snowflakes is magical.
    Alison x

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  24. What a fabulous resolution to try new crafty styles! And wow! You really hit a home run with this one! I adore the way you brought the whole scene to life and those metallic/glistening touches that show up when the light hits the card just right are really fantastic. I am NOT a CAS type of crafter, so I really admire you for trying new things. I think it would take me ten times longer to make a CAS card than my normal style, so I smiled as I read your great write-up. This was a treat to see and to read about and I'm so glad you shared your talents with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. I wish you all the best with your crafty resolution and know that if this card is any indication, you'll make some phenomenal things in 2017!

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  25. Haha! I get what you're sayin. CAS right? Sounds like it was C but no S. I absolutely love this design though and I can totally see all of the wonderful sparkle and bling thanks to your awesome sauce pics. That deer head is a hoot and fantabulous way to create your background! Lovely to see you keepin at it and enjoying the process dearie. Huge Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  26. Just popping back Sara to say thanks for joining us at Countryview challenges and good luck! Hugs rachel xx

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  27. I absolutely love this Sara! The embossing powder was such a happy accident because the effect is brilliant. Thanks for joining us at Frilly & Funkie for the New Years Inspiration challenge.

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  28. I had to giggle at your comment about CAS being quick - NOT!! Nope, me either. It's just way too difficult. LOL!!! Great card tho! Thanks so much for joining us at Noor! Design UK's "Anything Goes" challenge. My personal favorite challenge. LOL!! Happy new year to you and years! Hugs!

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