CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Masculine

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Happy Sunday 
and
Happy June!

Summer is here!  YAY (except boo for the southern humidity)!

There's one way to beat the heat though
and 
that is to play along with this month's challenge
at 
CAS Christmas!

Christine is our hostess this month.  
She has chosen the theme of Masculine Christmas cards.
That's a good thing for me because I do lack in manly Christmas cards in my stash.
I wanted to do something a little non-traditional for this challenge.  I have had the soda stamp and die set from My Favorite Things for a long time and not used it yet.  I also had a piece of alcohol inked background on foil paper from Tim Holtz that just seemed perfect.  So I cut the bottle from the AI foil cardstock, cut the scarf, antlers and bottle top from silver foil cardstock.  Then I stamped the "peace" with versamark and embossed with silver emboss powder.  It barely fit.  For my background, I wanted to keep it simple because it is a CAS challenge and I wanted the soda bottle to stand out.  So I used postage stamp dies from Simon Says and "embossed" instead of cutting them.  Final touch was the sentiment from Papertrey Ink on a banner die inked in Fiesta Blue ink from Catherine Pooler Inks.

Stop by the CAS Christmas Blog and check out the rest of the Team's manly Christmas cards,  so may different styles.  Then get crafty, play along with us, and add some masculine Christmas cards to your stash. You have until June 24th to play along several times.  Just remember to create a new project each time and make it CAS! 

Stamp Supplies: 
STAMPS: Peace sentiment (Hero Arts Layering Snowy Tree); Tis Season (PaperTrey Ink Signature Christmas Set).
PAPER: White cardstock (Neenah 110 lb); Silver foil cardstock (Stampin' Up); Foil specialty paper for alcohol ink (Tim Holtz).
INK: Fiesta Blue (Catherine Pooler Inks); Versamark; Patina, Cloudy Blue, Stream alcohol inks (Tim Holtz Ranger).
EXTRAS: Soda bottle die (My Favorite Things); Antler and scarf dies (Flora & Fauna); Banner die (Reverse Confetti); Postage stamp dies (Simon Says).

Entering In Following Challenges:


CAS Masculine Christmas Blessings!


14 comments :

Mac Mable said...

Such a creative, unique and fun Masculine Christmas card. Love the unconventional 'idea' and such a marvellous effect....so so clever x

Loll said...

Awesome masculine Christmas card Nance! LOVE the bottle cut from foil to give it some wonderful holiday shine. The antlers and scarf are so creative and fun. Great idea to deboss the frames --- looks fantastic. Great design! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Totally awesome card, I love the non traditional look. the antlers and scarf make it such a fun card.

nancy littrell said...

Nance, your masculine CAS card design is so clever and creative. I loved your non-traditional design and colors. TFS Hugs...

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, this masculine Christmas card is so awesome, Nance! I love it! Perfect example of thinking outside the box! The AI foil bottle looks so cool and masculine with the silver foil bottle cap, scarf and antlers. Hideko xx

Trina P. said...

Oh wow, Bance! So cool,and creative... love the non-traditional take on the challenge! Awesome card. xx

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love the "Peace" bottle, my friend! What a clever masculine Christmas card!

maria f. said...

What a cool and creative design!

Darnell said...

Everything about this tickles my CAS-loving heart, Nance! If you could find more challenges to enter, my bet is this would win them all! It's so unique and so crisp and I love how you made the "Peace" work and how you embossed rather than cut that die!! Hugs, Darnell

Susan said...

Such a clever idea for a masculine Christmas card! Lovely the green of the bottle and the great silver ribbon, antlers, and bottle cap. Great use of the postage stamp dies to emboss an interesting frame for the bottle.

Julia Aston said...

Oh wow! how fun is this sparkling bottle of coke!?!! So clever to adorn it with antlers and a scarf - as well as the lovely PEACE - what a great masculine creation Nance! Julia xx

Susan Renshaw said...

Such an interesting design!
Thank you for sharing with Addicted to Stamps and More!
Susan
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Leslie Miller said...

This is fabulous! You're so right about the AI foil card stock being perfect. You've managed to combine a feel of summer and winter, which is perfect for a Christmas card this time of year. Love how CAS and original this is!

Eliz Stewart said...

Fabulous card!

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