Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Guest Designing at HappyLittleStampers CAS Challenge

Today I have the honour to be a guest designer over at Happy Little Stampers December CAS Challenge.
The theme for December's Challenge over there is Use Your Favourite Technique.
I think we all have one or another favorite things to do during card making.

For me as a beginner in this crafting world I am still trying techniques I see on other crafter's blogs. So it is hard to name a technique as my favourite:)
Because I use my Cricut for almost every card I make, I've picked "using Cricut" as my favourite technique for this challenge.

Here is what I came up with.

I've made a shaker christmas card in CAS style. To make this card I made cutting files for the scene. I create my cutting files using Inkscape, which is a free vector graphic editor.
Before I cut the front panel with cut out trees, I blended the bottom part of a white CS in light blue and dry embossed it using Wave EF from We R Memory Keepers. I then blended a small panel in various shades of green and brown Distress inks and cut the outline of the trees from it. The inner part of this cut was used as the background for the shaker window. I added silver dots on the window background using silver gel pen. I then mounted all the elements as shown in the picture. I filled the window with silver beads to give the card some christmas feelings.
The banner for the sentiment and the hill was cut from a CS which I blended in light green.
The sentiment is from Happy Little Stampers' Mixed Christmas Sentiments.
To finish off my card I adhered star sequins on the top of the trees.

I hope I could inspire you with my card to play along at HLS December CAS Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy crafting!


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

This is just fantastic TaeEun! A very clever design! Thanks for joining us as GD at Happy Little Stampers this month! Have a great evening! Hazel x
My Card Attic

Linda said...

Hi TaeEun, it's lovely to have you as Guest Designer this month. Great inspiration piece .... love your little shaker card xx

Toni said...

TaeEun! i love your card so much--it's so blasted cute! I love the whimsical shape of the trees and the shaker balls. Love! So glad you're joining us this month!


Loll said...

Sweet!! LOVE this card TaeEun! Such a fun design and love the shaker trees. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month. xx

Kylie said...

An amazing shaker card, TaeEun. Love the colours! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at Happy Little Stampers xx

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, TaeEun! Your card is absolutely fabulous!!! I love how you used silver beads for your shaker component and your trees are darling! LOVE your embossing, too...What a stunning work of art!!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Oh, such a wonderful shaker card! Love those cute trees and beautiful background. It's so nice to have you as a GD with us.

Deepti said...

Congratulations on your Guest design your card is terrific and I love your creative design :)

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on being Guest Designer this month TaeEun! It's so good to have you on our team and I love your shaker trees!