Sunday, November 15, 2020

A Tree of a Different Color - CAS Christmas Challenge - Mid Month Reminder

Christmas isn't just red and green - and this month's CAS Christmas Card Challenge proves just that!  Our hostess Trina wants us to get creative this month and use non-traditional colors!  I'm here to remind you that there is still have time to join in!
I used DOX inks in Iced Spruce (which really looks like dark grey) and Speckled Egg to create my stenciled Christmas Tree.
I used ARTplorations Christmas Trees stencils (two trees in the set!), Distress Oxide Inks and blender brushes. 
I laid the first tree (the darker one here with the star) over a white card panel and applied Iced Spruce DOX over the stencil with a blender brush.  I removed the stencil and then placed the 2nd stencil in the set (all circles) over the first stenciling and applied Speckled Egg DOX over the stencil. 
I don't think the stencils are made to overlay them -  but they match up pretty well!  And make a fun funky tree!
Then I die cut the panel using a Pierced Feature Frame die.  I layered the white panel to a slightly larger panel of Stormy Sea and then to the white card base. 
The stamped sentiment fit perfectly in the largest circle on the bottom right.
I made a second card using the same supplies but die cut the panel using Nordic Frames from The Greetery.   I think I prefer the first one above but both are pretty!
You have until Nov 24th to link up your non-traditional Colours CAS Christmas cards over at the blog.  
This is our last challenge for 2020-  the team will be taking December off to mail out all of the Christmas cards we've been making all year long and to enjoy this wonderful season!
See you all in 2021!  I will be glad to say Goodbye to 2020!

Stamps:  Compliments of the Season - Waltzingmouse (retired)
Paper:  White, Stormy Sea - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Oxide  Iced Spruce, Speckled Egg,  Obsidian - Altenew
Accessories:  Trees Stencil - ARTplorations, Blender Brush - Picket Fence, Nordic Frame - The Greetery,


Mac Mable said...

Creative and fun way to use the two stencils on your contemporary card Julia x.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you layered those two tree stencils, Julia!! Your tree looks great in that color combo!!

Christine Alexander said...

so clever mixing the two stencils and love those colours. Your Noel fit perfectly in the final circle :)

Colleen said...

well they may not have been made to go together, but they sure work perfectly together. What a clever tree and I love the colors too!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wonderful and unexpected color choices for a Christmas card, Julia!
The dull light blue circles go so well with the greenish gray tree. What a clever idea to overlay the stencils! I have this stencil set but I never thought of using it that way. Stamping the sentiment in the big circle at the right bottom corner is perfect!
Hideko xx

Marcia Hill said...

I love both cards too Julia and really LOVE how you combined the two stencils together...they work perfectly together in my eyes!! Love the colors you used together too...never would have thought to combine those two but they definitely work!! Also loving how the sentiment fit perfectly into the last large circle...was meant to be!! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

Susan said...

Love both versions! A very modern look! Great colour choices - I never would have thought of that. They would make good masculine cards.

Barb Ghig said...

I love both cards, Julia! Very clever choice of DOX inks for the tree and great idea to overlay your stencils to create your focal point...they work perfectly together! xx+

Linda said...

So creative to put the two stencils together to create your tree. So pretty, Julia.

Trina P. said...

Great card. Way to stretch those stencils. Beautiful layered stencilling. The colours pair well together.

Jo said...

Well this is original, I love the approach, very smart. I must say that I adore this colour duo making for a very elegant card. Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Very clever to layer both stencils, Julia! Love the dusty shades of blue and gray and how perfectly that Noel fits in the circle!

HilaryJane said...

A wonderful Christmas tree, love the colours and that beautiful frame. Will have to look out for that one xx

Loll said...

This is so creative and fun Julia! I would never have thought to layer these two stencils. Looks awesome. LOVE your choice of neutral colours that work together so beautifully. xx