Tuesday, November 3, 2015

CAS Color Layering Christmas Tree

Hi friends! Today at Stamp, Ink, Paper Justin has a Clean and Simple challenge for us, Christmas. I am all over that one! I have quite a few (perhaps too many) new Christmas stamp sets and dies, and I'm itching to use them. 

The image in the challenge badge inspired me to ink up the Hero Arts Color Layering Christmas Tree set using one of their Ombre Ink pads. I love the effect. The last layer was heat embossed with white embossing powder, and the rhinestones were colored with a sharpie. The star at the top of my tree is a late addition that you don't see on the SIP blog. I was complaining to my daughter that I couldn't find just the right star, and she excitedly shared a rhinestone star from her stash of nail art. Crafting supplies can be found anywhere! 

Since I am using some Hero Arts products, I'm also going to enter this into the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge, and at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, it's Anything Goes.

Products Used: 
Stamp Sets: Color Layering Christmas Tree (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Pint Sized Patterns Beachside (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Versamark, Chocolate Chip (Stampin' Up), Lime to Forever Green Ombre (Hero Arts)
Markers: Fine Aqua (Sharpie)
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: White Embossing Powder (Simon Says Stamp), Rhinestones (Stampin' Up), Silver Cord (Michaels), Rhinestone Nail Art (CVS)

Just a note: I will be taking a little blogging break to spend some time with family, but I'll be back in about a week, not to worry!

Thanks for paying me a visit today. I hope you'll head over to Stamp, Ink, Paper next, and maybe play along too!

Inky hugs!


  1. Oh my, this is gorgeous! CAS perfection....especially with the little rhinestone topper! So sweet!

  2. Perfect CAS Christmas card. That tree is delightful, and how sweet of your daughter to share a rhinestone star! Great card. Bev

  3. LOVE this Sandy - that ombre Christmas tree is a stunner and I love the turquoise with it and the perfect star on top!

  4. gorgeous, love the white embossing!
    Thanks for joining us for the Hero Arts Holiday Cardmaking Challenge!

  5. Such a gorgeous CAS card! I love the star you added. I would never have thought of using nail art!

  6. hi Sandy! luv this, the design is amazing...FAB! so glad you played along with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  7. Sandy, I LOVE this Christmas tree. The "snow" really pops. I love the colors, too and the twine with the bow is the perfect finishing touch.

  8. This is SO pretty! I love your stamping and the pretty colours. I have been trying to email you but cannot connect! Hope you have my email and will connect with me...we need to chat! Hugs! Lesley

  9. This is gorgeous! I love how the tree looks stamped with the ombre ink pad. And a little nail art never hurts!