Thursday, 10 December 2015

CC&S #153 Christmassy Sketch: Joy To The World

For my last post for CAS Colours and Sketches this year I have chosen my most favourite sketch of the year from challenge #124 in May. flipped it vertically and made it Christmassy! I have also taken the opportunity of combining my DT card with a few festive challenges along the way!

It combines two of my favourite card-making techniques (thus making it eligible for the HLS challenge)! Firstly the cling film technique used with my Cosmic Shimmer mists. Love, love, love this technique and while you're getting messy it's good to experiment with colours and make a few new pieces. The colour combos don't always dry how you'd imagined but that's half the fun of experimenting! Here I have simply die-cut three squares from a blue/silver piece, stamping the Wise Men image with black Versafine and raising this one with foam pads. The second technique involves my love of paper engineering/folding and here I have made a 3D star of Bethlehem from a 9cm square of holographic paper that itself has stars gleaming in it when it catches the light. A very clear tutorial for folding the star can be found on YouTube HERE. The sentiment is computer generated and the card is simply finished with a few silver star sequins.

Supplies Used:
Spray Mists: Aqua Lagoon & Silver (Cosmic Shimmer)
Stamp: Wise Men (DoCrafts)
Sentiment Font: Maiandra GD
Snippets: Silver holographic paper, Silver sequin stars

The challenges I would like to enter are:
Addicted to CAS: Challenge #78 Code Word 'Joy'

AAA Cards: Game #54 'Silent Night, Holy Night'

CAS on Sunday: Challenge #73 'Stars'

For your blog

Happy Little Stampers: December CAS challenge 'Favourite Technique'

A very contemporary card but for me, this is a lovely reminder amongst the hustle and bustle of what Christmas is really all about. Thank you all for your visits to my blog over the last year and for your support for our CAS Colours and Sketches challenge. A few changes and some new faces joining the team in the New Year so please join us all then!

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Stef x


  1. The folded star is terrific, and the blue background makes the perfect dreamy nighttime sky. Awesome job! :)

  2. Fabulous 3D star and the black silhouettes really pop against that bright aqua background.

  3. Beautiful take on the sketch, and I love your star! Stunning card, Skylark! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

  4. Fab card Stef. Thanks for entering it at AAA Cards.

  5. Love the dimension of the star. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at a AAA Cards!

  6. It's lovely to see a traditional image for Christmas and I love the way you've incorporated the wise men and the star in this layout. Great techniques too.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  7. What great techniques you used here, to such a terrific effect!
    Thanks so much
    Happy Little Stampers