Oct 242022

It’s getting close to crunch time, so here’s a quick CAS design that can help you get the last of those Christmas cards made and ready for mailing.

The card base was masked to leave a long wide strip slightly off center. Sponging the exposed strip, I began at the top of the card and worked to the bottom. An ombre effect was created by sponging with more pressure at the top. As I worked down the strip there was less and less ink on the sponge. I also applied less pressure the lower I got.

The dove was die cut and popped up on foam tape. A tiny bit of glitter was added to the olive/berry.


Addicted to Stamps and More #440 – Die Cuts and/or Stencils
Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #617 – Anything Goes Christmas
Critter Crazy Challenge #67 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
Fab’n’Funky Challenge #559 – Seasons Greetings
Happy Little Stamper October – Anything Goes with Dies
Jingle Belles – Not a Creature Was Stirring
Krafty Chicks Challenge #634 – CAS
My Time To Craft #493 – Theme of Wings!
Splitcoaststampers CAS713 – Pop It Up
The Creative Crafters #57 – Anything Goes
The Holly and Ivy Christmas #126 – Anything Goes Christmas

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: SU “Dove of Hope”

Papers: PTI Select White

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; SU Bordering Blue and Taken With Teal; Copics:

Accessories: SU Snowflake Sequins; Stickles; SU “Detailed Dove” Die

With some challenges to use older images, I finally used these Tim Holtz stamps that I have had for years! So many years, in fact, that I bought them before they had coordinating dies, and those were released in 2015 (I think). lol

So that said, after stamping and coloring this darling bird and balloon, the balloon was fussy cut before adhering it with foam tape for a popped up effect. A clean and simple sketch let’s this party friend shine.

Love these crazy birds so much!


Creatalicious Challenge #244 – “ANYTHING GOES w/option for a friend”
Critter Crazy #67 – “Anything Goes with a Featured Critter”
Love To Craft – “LTCCB #70 Anything Goes”
Retro Rubber – “Challenge 193 Anything Goes”
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge – “Fall Colors”
Splitcoaststampers – “CAS711 Things that Fly”
Splitcoaststampers – “SC927

Happy Crafting!

Stamps: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous “Bird Crazy”, “Bird Talk” and “Things Talk”; SU “Gorgeous Grunge”

Papers: PTI Select White and Orange Zest

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics:

Accessories: Baker’s Twine; SU Metallic Pearls

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