CC&S #302 – Christmas Bubbles

It is time for another CAS Colours & Sketches challenge. Check out the latest challenge:

This week we look back to our sketch challenges from this year, pick one, and make a holiday card. I chose this fun sketch (click the image to go to that past challenge):

And here is my take:

Christmas Bubbles | by karen h @ carefree creations

I’m breaking out an oldie for this one!

Boy this card took some effort! I knew this end result is what I wanted, but getting there didn’t work the way I wanted. I started by using some circle dies to cut my openings. I had started with 2 sizes (the little and the medium), but I added a larger one to have some variation. I changed the original configuration of icons so that the sentiment would be in the large bubble.

I made marks on my card base so that I could sponge the color where it should go. That actually went ok. But then I needed to stamp the icons. Here is where my problems began (and why I love photopolymer so much). These are wood mounted stamps and I could not easily place my images. I suppose I could have broken out my old Stamp-a-ma-jig, but I didn’t. Most of them could fit through the windows, but some couldn’t so I had to hold my hand “in place” while I removed the window layer. Of course I didn’t get the icons stamped properly and it bugged me mightily! I ended up die cutting the circles from my sponged layer.

I still wanted the window layer popped up, so I laid it on my card base, adhered the colored circles and then popped the window layer above.

It needed something and the few things I tried were just too much. I was going to do enamel dots, but I didn’t have what I wanted, so I switched to sequins. I’m normally a silver gal, but for this the gold was calling me.

When I got done I was “eh, done is done”, but I like it more and more every time I see it. Yay!

If you are interested, my previous card for this challenge can be found here.

I hope you join us at CAS Colours & Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by!

A Little About the Challenge: This weekly challenge is posted on Tuesday, and alternates between color and sketch (if there is a 5th week in the month you get the double dose of color & sketch).

Merry Christmas
Stamps: Holiday Sampler (Stampin’Up);
Ink: Barn Door, Pine Needles Distress (Ranger); Versamark (Tsukineko);
Paper: White (Papertrey Ink);
Other: circle die (Spellbinders); sequins (Neat & Tangled); white embossing powder (Filigree)

2 thoughts on “CC&S #302 – Christmas Bubbles

  1. Such a cheerful and festive card. Love how you have used your chosen sketch too. Have a wonderful Christmas and a fabulous New Year. It has been lovely to work alongside you on the CC&S DT. Hugs Bev x

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