Friday, November 9, 2012

CAS Snowman Cards with Metallic Stains

HI Dreamers!
I wanted to pop in and show you some of the things I have been doing with the Metallic Distress Stains from Ranger.  I made several Snowman cards using the Stains as a background for the Blockheads November CAS Technique Challenge.

Materials List:
Blockhead Stamps: An Illustrated Christmas
            Verses-Feel Better
Metallic Distress Stains from Ranger
Black Pigment Ink
Black Embossing Powder
Cardstock: White, Navy, and Red

Close up

Start with White CS and cover it with Brushed Pewter Stain.  It goes on pretty smooth and even.  You can go over the CS twice to fill in.  Let dry.

Looks like this:  All lovely and shimmery

Now you can stamp the snowman with pigment ink and heat emboss with black powder.

Note: On the samples above, I covered the CS with the stain and then stamped.  In the photo below, you can see the difference if you stamped first and then added the Stain ( sample on right). Quite a difference in the finished look.

 Here is the card I made from the sample on the right  The background was trimmed to a 4 inch square and added to a red card base.

 Close up

I thought that this stamp would also make great "Thank you" Cards for all those nice treats, gifts, and thoughtful persons at Christmas time.  I stamped the Thank you from Verses-Feel Better set and added the word "snow" instead of so.  How cute is that??!!

The cards are going in my Christmas basket.  The basket is getting fuller.  I have about 30 Christmas cards finished now.

A few fun challenges for my CAS Snowman:
Craft us Crazy: fav color and/or holiday
Crimbo Crackers: snowman
Southern Girls: Christmas
For Fun: cold/hot
Just Keep on Creating:Christmas

Hope you are having a great Friday.  Long live the weekend!   Love ya

There is still lots of time to make your CAS card for the Blockheads' November Technique Challenge!!


  1. Another wonderful Christmas card, Karen!


  2. Love the technique which makes a neat card.
    Thanks for playing Brrrr it's Cold with us at For Fun Challenges! Hope to see you on Wednesday for our next challenge.

  3. Hi Karen, fabulous CAS card, I guess the camera doesn't pick up the sheen from the metallic wash well, I can imagine the shimmer is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining our '46 Days to Go' Christmas challenge

    Kasey ~ in Oz
    Southern Girls DT

  4. Simply wonderful, Karen! The stamp is so gorgeous, and your simple backgrounds with the stains are the perfect setting for him...
    Alison x

  5. Love your Christmas Card Karen. Hope to get my Metallic DI's out tomorrow.

    CRafty Hugs

    Annie x

  6. This is really cool, thanks for sharing at For Fun!

  7. VEry cute card! Love the ink. Thanks for joining us at SGC!


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