CAS Christmas August Challenge

Happy August Everyone!

It's a new month 
and so
it's a new Christmas Challenge 
CAS Christmas!

First, we have two new team members joining us from now on ---

Welcome Ladies!  

Hideko is our hostess this month.

She would like us to all focus on Trees for our CAS Christmas cards.  

Ok, I had the opposite problem this month that I had with snowmen --- I have trees galore!  I have a whole FOREST of tree stamps it seems!  hahahaha

I'm a little late with my post as the past couple weeks has been a little bit stressful for me healthwise.  Thankfully now it's all good!  I'M ALL GOOD (some may beg to differ on that at least my mind).  LOL

Anyway, since you've all been waiting with bated breath for my Christmas Tree card, here it is -----
I started out using a stenciled background from a tree stencil by Stamplorations.  I used the negative of the stencil after stenciling the positive side using Spruce dye ink by Catherine Pooler.  I cut a triangle out of the middle of the background to make my tree for this card.  I cut another triangle from adhesive backed craft foam to bump it up on top of the die, Oval Burst, by Avery Elle.  The sentiment is also from Stamplorations, which I stamped in the same Spruce dye ink.  The star is from a My Favorite Things Blueprint, but I don't remember which one and I cut it from silver foiled cardstock by Stampin' Up.

Make sure to stop by the CAS Christmas Challenge Blog and check out all the rest of the Design Team's wonderful cards as well as our Guest Designer for August, Barb!  Welcome Barb!  So glad to have you with us this month!  They really keep me on my toes to step up my creative game!  I'm always so in awe and inspired by them every month!

Then come play along with us.  You have until August 24th and can link up more than one card, as long as it is newly created. 

For Following Challenges:
Stencil Monoprint, Stamping, Dies

CAS Christmas Blessings!


Loll said...

Your tree card is fantastic Nance!! Love your stencil monoprint tree with the awesome oval burst framing. Great work!! So happy things have settled for you and all is well!! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Fun tree Nance, I love your monoprint tree background and that great frame. You uses a perfect spruce colour :)
So happy everything is OK health wise.

Bonnie said...

Love your Christmas tree, Nance! The stencil is perfect and I'm loving that color ink! The starburst die makes a beautiful frame! We're all so thankful your scare turned out good. :-)

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Well worth the wait, Nance - your stenciled tree looks amazing! Just love it atop the starburst oval - so pretty! Do you have the same pile of Blueprint dies I do - no clue which set they belong to!! Glad you're feeling better!

Linda said...

Thanks for the warm welcome. So glad to hear your health issues are all good. What a beautiful card with your Oval Burst. So lovely and CAS.

Papercraft Boutique said...

What a fun idea - Stencil Monoprint Tree in a tree shape, Nance! Love the cool design with the oval burst die background! I'm so glad that you're back with the happy news! Hideko xx

Susan said...

What a fabulous tree card, Nance! Love the great stencil monoprint in the soft greens. Also love the layout and the great sentiment banner.

Mac Mable said...

The oval burst frames that fabulous tree wonderfully. Love the stencilling on the die cut tree and the green sentiment stamping looks great x. Thanks for adding this fabulous card to the CAS Mix Up Gallery x.

Mac Mable said...

So glad you are on the mend x

nancy littrell said...

Wow..your gorgeous Christmas Stenciled Monoprint card was so worth the wait, Nance. Glad you are ALL Better too. I LOVE your triangle cut stenciled tree, sentiment and star with your beautiful die cut background CAS design. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Hugs...

MaryH said...

That soft stenciled background created such a perfect tree for this challenge. It looks super mounted on the sunburst diecut....What a beautiful design using these elements. TFS

Trina P. said...

Cool idea to turn your stencilled monoprint into a tree! That oval burst background is fantastic and highlights it brilliantly. That burst die is on my wish list. 😉 I’m in the same boat as you... I have too many tree options! Beautiful card. xx

Julia Aston said...

Great technique on your tree stenciling Nancy and I just LOVE that sunburst oval stencil framing it! thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up! Julia xx

Brenda in IN said...

Wow, this is a great card! I love the tree with it's fun design and beautiful star. The oval burst die is really pretty. I'm sorry to hear of your health issues and hope you are back tip top mow.