Sending Holiday Cheer

I’m squeezing in a card for the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge which is also a design team call! This week is a color challenge:


Here is the card I came up with:

Warm Holiday Cheer | karen @ carefree creations

I had fun with this one! I used the smoosh technique for my watercolor background. The hat and gloves use generational stamping. The sentiment is silver embossed. I used grey as my neutral color (to evoke the silver color).

I have to love on my MISTI again. This color challenge is one where you can only use the colors asked for (equivalents accepted, but no additional colors – like I could not add a yellow to this, even in a small amount). So to get some contrast, I like to employ the generational stamping technique. Sometimes you don’t get a good impression in the generations. This is where MISTI came in. I placed my stamps on the MISTI, stamped onto scrap, then stamped on my good paper. And yes, not the best impression….so I just did it all again – ink, stamp on scrap, stamp on good paper! So happy! Both the hat and the gloves are just 2 layers of generational, but the hat ended up a bit darker. I’m ok with it πŸ™‚


Thanks for taking a peek!

Sending Holiday Cheer
Stamps: Holiday Cheer (Wplus9);
Ink: Watermelon Wonder (SU); Evergreen Bough distress ink (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (PTI); Watercolor (Ranger); Smokey Slate (SU);
Other: Silver embossing powder (Hero Arts); silver cord (SU); circle die;

4 thoughts on “Sending Holiday Cheer

  1. Super card and I am so envious of your misti! Love the tones you’ve created with the background colour. Thanks for playing at CC&S and good luck with the DT call.

  2. I love the background you have made here, perfect for those gloves and hat in the Watermelon colour. Grungy and CAS, my favourite. I will have to google generational stamping to find out more. Thanks for playing along with our colour challenge at CC&S and good luck with the DT call
    Louise xx

  3. The watercolor background is terrific! I love how it gives – no pun intended – a splash of color to the card. The hat and mittens are a fun deviation from the usual holiday images of trees, ornaments, stars, etc. Very nicely done all-around! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CC&S! πŸ™‚

  4. I love to use the smooshing technique too – what a great word! A MISTI is on my Christmas wishlist – hope I’ve been good enough! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at CC&S this week. Stef x

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