Saturday, 3 July 2021

Guest Designer At CAS Christmas Card Challenge

Hello there,

I was absolutely thrilled and surprised to find that I had won the May challenge over at CAS Christmas Challenge.  I'm fairly new to CAS card making, so it really was an honour to have my card chosen as the winner.  Shortly after winning, I was asked if I would like to be a Guest Designer for July and I was very happy to accept their kind offer.

The challenge for July is 'Poinsettia' and here's the card that I've made:

The Poinsettia stamp that I've used is by Crafty Individuals.  I stamped out the image on stamping card, then coloured it using Spectrum Noir pens.  The next part was definitely a labour of love as I spent ages fussy cutting out the flowers. Before adding the flowers to my card, I used some blue and yellow Distress ink which I dabbed on using a piece of cling film.  I think this is such a lovely effect and makes a great backdrop for the Poinsettia flowers.  I also did the same in the top left corner to give the card some balance.  I finished by adding the sentiment and a little grey shadow under the flowers to give them a little depth.  I hadn't intended to mount the card on red but I felt that it just brought everything together.  Well I've really enjoyed making this card and it would be lovely if you could join us to at:


I'd like to add this card to the following challenges:
 

That's all from me for today, so many thanks to the DT over at CAS Christmas challenge for having me as their Guest Designer.  Take care and I'll be back with you all again soon xx

26 comments:

Julia Aston said...

What a lovely poinsettia stamp and so gorgeously colored! Your background technique with the blue and yellow is lovely giving just the right amount of accent around the image and in the opposite corner! thank you for being our guest DT this month at CAS Christmas! xx

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous cas card Sandra, and a very pretty poinsettia.
Congratulations on your GDT spot - well deserved.
Lorraine x

crafty-stamper said...

Congrats on your win and GDT spot-love your fabulous CAS Christmas card and beautiful fussy cut poinsettias
Carol x

BożenA said...

beautiful card. Congratulations on choosing GD
BożenA xx

Christine Alexander said...

Sandra, I'm so glad you agreed to be Guest Designer for this month. You have created a beautiful poinsettia card, your colouring is amazing and wow you fussy cut those petals. The inky background is such a perfect frame :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Congrats for your win, well deserved! This CAS is lovely too, and such great shadow for the poinsettias!

Liz said...

Congratulations on your GD spot, Sandra. What a lovely card, the poinsettias are beautiful. xx

Barb Ghig said...

Your Poinsettia's are so pretty and I love how you created the backdrop with your distress inks, Sandra! I also love how you framed your panel in red...such an elegant Christmas card!
Thanks so much for being our July Guest Designer at CAS Christmas!

Loll said...

Your poinsettias are gorgeous Sandra!! And I love the dappled yellow and blue in the background. It makes a gorgeous backdrop for your beautiful flowers. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Fabulous poinsettia CAS card, Sandra! You did an amazing job of fussy-cutting the intricate poinsettia image! It was worth the time!
The backdrop you made using cling wrap has lovely texture and perfectly grounds the flowers.
Thank you so much for being our wonderful Guest Designer this month!
Hideko xx

Pat said...

Such fabulous coloured and fussy cut poinsettias and I love the inky background added with a piece of cling film, such a great idea, and the added sentiment has such a pretty font, also the red matted layer frames it perfectly. Congratulations on being the Guest Designer this time. x

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's beautifullllllll Sandra

Gr Karin

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Such a beautiful card Sandra, I do like to see Poinsettias on Christmas cards.

Sue xx

Magic Maggie said...

Well deserved honour for a truly lovely card!!
Love
Maggie (Bendy Yorkite)

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on guesting Sandra x. What a beautiful card. The background with the cling film technique looks so pretty and what beautiful poinsettias. The fussy cutting was so worth it x.

Marcia Hill said...

WOW!! This card is such a beauty Sandra! Your coloring (and fussy cutting!!) is fabulous and I absolutely love the blue and yellow you've added behind the Poinsettia and in the upper corner. Lovely, lovely card and thank you so much for joining us as GD this month at CAS Christmas! :0)

cuilliesocks said...

Congrats on your win and your GDT spot Sandra, this card is beautifully designed, I love poinsettias and this one is gorgeous, Kate x

Sarah said...

That's a beauty, such a gorgeous stamp and the cling film shading sets the poinsettias off brilliantly. Well done on your guest spot xx

Susan said...

Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this month, Sandra! I love your beautiful poinsettias and the gorgeous shading around them!

Kathleen said...

A really lovely creation Sandra, love the subtle background and a great design.

Kath x

Trina P. said...

Beautiful. Amazing fussy cutting and well worth the effort. Adding colour to the background gives it fabulous dimension. Thank you for being our guest this month.

Cath Wilson said...

What a brilliant idea to use that bit of a background and what a difference it makes. Subtle, yet so effective. It was definitely a labour of love, fussy cutting the flowers - looks so good, though.
Cath x

Linda said...

Your card reminds of an old fashioned Christmas card. It is so beautiful.
Love it. Thank you for being our GD this month.

Sally H said...

LOVE this! Absolutely gorgeous!

Vicky Hayes said...

Congratulations on your win Sandra - it's great to see you guesting at CAS Christmas! Your cling film background makes such a pretty background for your poinsettias. Thank you for joining in with us at Addicted to CAS. Vicky x

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Stunning poinsettia card, Sandra! Just love your coloring and the soft inking behind the flowers!! Congrats on being a CAS Christmas guest designer!!