Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Happy Little Stampers December 2015 CAS Challenge

Hi guys

We're at the start of another month which means it's time for another fab CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers.  This month we're leaving it to you to decide as our challenge this month is...

Please use and explain your favourite technique and tell us why you love it!

This month's challenge is sponsored by

and one lucky participant will win this stamp set!

Before I show you my DT card I'd like to welcome TaeEun of Rainbow in November as our Guest Designer this month.  Her creations are fabulous so please pay her a visit and show her some love.

I decided to choose the 'Ghosting technique' as my favourite.  I only purchased my first Distress Inks earlier this year and then thanks to my lovely teamie, the super talented Loll Thompson, I learned about this fab technique.  I just love all the effects you can get when Distress Inks react with water, and then when you introduce stencils the magic happens.  Here's my DT card using this technique...

I masked one side of a cardstock panel and blended three colours of Distress Ink.  With the mask still in place I laid a festive foliage stencil over the top and spritzed with water.  I remove the stencil, left for a few moments and then blotted with a paper towel to remove the water and colour.  I removed the mask and when completely dry I stamped the sentiment in VersaMark ink and embossed in gold.  The panel was then popped up on 3D foam onto the card base.

Materials used:
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Mowed Lawn, Fired Brick, Walnut Stain; VersaMark
  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Festive
  • Stamp: Happy Little Stampers - Mixed Christmas Sentiments
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Gold Rich

Challenge entries:

Fantasy Stampers - Challenge #50 - Traditional Christmas Colours
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - Something Stencilled
AAA Cards - Game #53 - Anything Goes

So what are you waiting for?  All you need to do is put your fave technique into practice and share your creations with us over at HLS. We can't wait to see your projects in the gallery this month.

Have fun!


  1. Haven't tried this technique but will now after seeing this gorgeous card. So very effective, just love it! x

  2. What a beautiful card ...... I love that stencil and your colours are just gorgeous ..... great technique! xx

  3. Great technique Anita . . . fabulous effect! Have a lovely evening! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

  4. dang it! i knew I should have bought that TH stencil--look what a fantastic creation you've made with it! onto my wishlist it goes :)


  5. Absolutely stunning result with that technique Anita! A simply beautiful holiday card! Jill

  6. Beautiful card; you've done a fabulous job with this ghosting technique! Lovely card and so very INSPIRING!!!

  7. AMAZING!! LOVE this card Anita. Your mix of colours is so beautiful with the ghosting of the stencil over top. It's a real "WOW! ... how did she do that??!!" card. xx

  8. Great technique, Anita. It really does give pretty results! xx

  9. Great technique - definitely have to try that. The result is amazing! Thanks for sharing your work with the Daring Cardmakers this week.

  10. Brilliant card Anita, love it.

  11. Oooo, this is BEA-U-TI-FUL, Anita. I love it. Great technique. I want to try it! Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards. :) Melissa - DT

  12. Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Fantasy Stampers for our Traditional Christmas theme!

  13. Oh Wow! This is stunning, what great use of stencils
    Thank you for joining in with the special The Daring Cardmakers and Bubbly Funk Challenge this week

  14. You work this technique brilliantly Anita, love the colours, love the detail, super CAS - super striking and thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.
    Sarah x

  15. Gorgeous! That inked panel is fantastic! Love the gold touch too.

  16. Ooh this is so gorgeous Anita, may have to pinch this idea if you don't mind ☺ Viv xx

  17. Wow, this is really beautiful. I love the watercolor effect, so beautifully done.

  18. Beautiful card, Anita and you've done the ghosting technique perfectly. Such a lovely effect.

  19. A beautiful traditional format. A wonderful card. Thanks for sharing at Fantasy Stampers. Caz DT

  20. I have been admiring this, Anita, and enjoyed reading how you did this as well. I love the ghosting technique and you've used perfect colors and stencil!


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