Sunday, December 8, 2019

Sweet Holidays Card (CASology Week #357)

Hi everyone! :o)

On Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019, a new challenge started at CASology. This fortnight's cue word is Gingerbread. :o)

I didn't have time to write blog post on time, but there's still time to join the challenge, which ends on Monday, December 16th, 9 AM, CDT (UTC -6)

And here is my take on the challenge: CAS (clean and simple), Sweet Holidays Card. :o)

Design defined: 
Adding dimension gives CAS card special interest.

How I made my card....

To make my card I used super cute Gingerbread Man stamp from Jane's Doodles 'Gingerbread' stamp set and free Impact Label Font.

I stamped the Gingerbread Man on a watercolor paper and colored him in watercolor technique using only one color: a Distress Ink Ground Espresso. After drying, I fussy cut the Gingerbread Man, traced edges with a black marker and softened the image with a stylus ball on a soft working mat. This curled the image a bit.

I stamped another Gingerbread Man on a white cardstock paper, colored him with a black marker, fussy cut him, leaving thin white border around him, and glued watercolored Gingerbread Man over him. Lastly, I drew black and white details on Gingerbread Man's scarf, drew highlights and the image was finished.

Then I wrote a sentiment 'Sweet Holidays' on my computer, printed it out on the white cardstock paper, cut it out, colored edges with a black marker and got a lovely label, as if I had label maker. :o)

Next up was a background. I splattered a Kraft paper cardstock panel with a white tempera color mixed with a bit of water using a paint brush. I left the panel to dry on air.

I love dimension on my cards. I wanted to pop up the panel, but I wanted to save on a 3-D foam, so I used the white cardstock instead. I cut two white panels, same size as the Kraft panel, and glued them and Krat panel together (stacked them). Then I glued stacked panels on a white top folded card base. I glued another white panel inside the card to make the card sturdier.

Lastly, I glued 3-D foam squares on the back of the image and sentiment labels, glued them on the card and my card was finished. :o)

Card measurements: 80 mm x 121 m(3 1/8" x 4 3/4")

List of supplies:
  • Jane's Doodles 'Gingerbread' stamp set 
  • Impact Label Font (Important: Read licences before downloading.)
  • white cardstock paper
  • watercolor paper
  • Crafter's Companion Neenah Desert Storm Kraft Coloring Card
  • Ranger Archival Ink (Jet Black)
  • Tim's Holtz Distress Ink Ground Espresso
  • Koh-i-noor tempera color, white
  • Uniball Signo White Pigment Ink
  • Stabilo Fine Tip Pen 68/46 black
  • Mitsubishi Uni Pin 0.3
  • UHU liquid glue
  • 3-D foam squares (2 mm x 2 mm x 2 mm)
  • 3-D foam squares (5 mm x 5 mm x 3 mm)
  • acrylic block (102 mm x 102 mm)
  • Fiskars High Precision Personal Paper Trimmer
  • printer
  • bone folder
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. #0
  • Marabu fine rounded paint brush no. 3/0
  • stylus ball
  • soft working mat
  • paper towels
  • water

    hope you'll like my card for this challenge and get inspired. For more inspiration, check out  cards my Design Teammates and our Guest Designer created. Do join us in this challenge, we are looking forward to see your CAS creations. :o)

    Milka Gubo (you are here)
    Sue Symens

    Claire L Garland (Guest Designer)

    I'm linking my card to following challenges:
    Note: bold text and challengbadge (if any) are direct links to the current challenge and blog badge (if any) is a direct link to blog or challenge home page.

    1) Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge, Week 49 - Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    2) Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge, December 2019, Anything Goes
    This is my 1st entry to this challenge.

    3) Uniko, Challenge #56 - Christmas 
    This is my 3rd entry to this challenge.

    Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :o)



    1. This is adorable!! Your coloring is fabulous!!

    2. This is adorable, Milka! Great watercolouring as always and love the computer generated sentiment, it really pops!

    3. Zelo lepa voščilnica. Všeč mi je medenjaček.

    4. Ooh that is so cute. Hits the CAS bill perfectly. Thanks for sharing at Digichoosday this week

    5. This is just perfect for the challenge. Love the tiny details from the pair splatter to the label greeting. Nice work!

    6. Sweet little gingerbread man! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge



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