Friday, November 01, 2019

Ho Ho Ombre

Happy Friday!  It's Jeanne with a clean and simple card today.  My favorite style of card is CAS.  When I saw the Ho Ho Friends die I loved its bold, graphic style and knew it would be perfect for this style of card.
To start I chose three reds that were a progression in color and intensity to create an ombre effect. 
I die cut one set of letters from each red, along with the green holly leaves and the reindeer out of Crumb Cake and black.
Next I added shading to the deer using Distress Oxide inks in Vintage Photo and Tattered Rose.  I purchased inexpensive cosmetic sponges in bulk and these work great for coloring small spaces.
I assembled my reindeer.
For the card base I used an A2 base of white and cut one white panel and three green panels using the largest of the Nested Wacky Stitched Rectangle dies.  I'll use the green ones under the white panel to give dimension and color.
Next is the part that took a bit of concentration.  Clean and simple cards need to be pretty  precise, but a bit of planning is all that is needed.
The key to a card like this is to work from the middle out.  I made very light pencil marks at the halfway point on each long side of the white panel and also at the halfway point on the long sides of the middle red "H".  I erased these later.
I applied snail adhesive to the back side of my "H".  Using a saved backing from a piece of an adhesive sheet, I placed it from tick mark to tick mark.  The backing to these adhesive sheets are handy to have around as they are non-stick.  I was able to position the top of my "H", line up the mid points, then slip the backing out and burnish down the letter, being assured the position was correct.
Then I glued down the middle "O" leaving the top unglued so I could slip in the lightest "O".  The rest went very quickly.  I simply aligned the other letters.
To finish the card I stacked the three green panels underneath and added  my reindeer and holly with berries.
I chose the reindeer to peek out of my card, but this set also comes with Santa, a snowman and penguin.  All wonderful choices for an adorable CAS card!


Be sure to stop by the online store to see all of the new Christmas dies!

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun and creative weekend!


Mary Marsh said...

Cute CAS card - I like the ombré effect

Janja said...

Super cute card!

Pam MacKay said...

Very cute design! Love the little peeking reindeer!

Sukie said...

Great card! The ombre design looks amazing and I love the CAS design!