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CASology #120: One-Layer CAS Christmas Card

by May Park-

Hello crafty friends! It’s Tuesday and that means time for a brand new challenge over at CASology. Last week we had so many creative entries, and you all rock on Ghost challenge! Now it’s time to get creative again, and here is this week’s cue card:

Screen Shot 2014-11-03 at 9.08.09 PMAs always, you can interpret the word literally or go for something a bit more outside the box. Without further ado, here is what I came up with:

DSC_3122-2I made a clean and simple one layer card using a cute penguin image from Arctic Penguqins stamp set by Mama Elephant. To create my imaginary winter scene, I drew some fishing rod and hole in the iceberg using a black marker. It would be so wonderful if we could catch some presents in the sea. I know my idea is far from realistic. But we can make anything happen when it comes to making cards, right? It’s hard to see from the photo, but I added some glitter on the penguin’s hat and ice using Wink of Stella glitter marker. (By the way, I’m linking my card up to the Mama Elephant and Me challenge.)

sample_1103This is how I created my Christmas card. 1)Stamp the penguin first from Arctic Penguqins stamp set with Memento Tuxedo black ink. Then mask off the penguin and stamp the iceberg image from the same set. 2)Draw some fishing rod and hole in the ice using ZIG black marker. 3)Stamp the gift boxes from the same set in black. 4)Cover the stamped images using some sticky notes and apply colors using a blending tool and distress inks: Tumbled Glass and Salty Ocean. 5)Color the images with Copic sketch markers. 6)Stamp the sentiment from Rustic Wreath stamp set by Papertrey Ink.
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May Park (It’s me!)
Guest Designer: Kate

Now it’s your turn to play along. I can’t wait to see how all of you talented participants interpret this week’s cue word. There is a wonderful prize up for grabs from Cindy B Designs and the winner will have a chance to guest design on the next challenge – more details are on the CASology blog. Make sure to stop by the rest of the design team for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by. Happy crafting!


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  2. wienerhoneymooners

    Amazing and so VERY ADORABLE, I just received this today and it is lovely and I ADORE my sweet messages from Sweet May!!!!!! Thanks for the look at where you are, it is a beautiful ocean photo and I will cherish it as I LOVE anything beach and it has lovely poppies on the hillside!!! What a wonderful Christmas gift your card and photo! Thanks Sweet May, you made my weekend!!! HUGS!!!
    Your friend Kimberly!

    27 . Dec . 2014
  3. ElenaJaklena

    I love every your card May!

    05 . Dec . 2014
  4. Melissa C.

    May, this is just too cute! I love that sweet little penguin fishing for his presents! 🙂

    10 . Nov . 2014
  5. Lisa

    Fishing for gifts…what a CUTE idea!! Sweet card May 😉

    07 . Nov . 2014
  6. wienerhoneymooners

    AMAZING sweet May!!! Love it!!!!

    05 . Nov . 2014
  7. kate

    So sweet …loving penguins right now 🙂

    05 . Nov . 2014
  8. Judy1223

    Ah, what a great catch on a day of ice fishing! Lucky little penguin! Your cards are almost like mini short stories, open for interpretation and always fun! This is absolutely adorable and FUN, May!

    04 . Nov . 2014
  9. hazelhodgkins

    Just gorgeous May! So clever, as usual! 😉 thanks so much for selecting my card as an HM this week at CASology! I truly appreciate it!! Ciao for now! X

    04 . Nov . 2014
  10. Jen W.

    May, your card is ridiculously adorable!! I love that little penguin fishing for presents (almost like a Lucky Dip!) and your inking & coloring is gorgeous.

    04 . Nov . 2014
  11. Joyce M.

    Such a fabulous card. Very cute with the penguin fishing for presents. I would love to fish for some presents, too.

    04 . Nov . 2014
  12. laurafadora

    This is brilliant!!!!!!

    04 . Nov . 2014
    • May Park

      Thank you, Laura! 🙂

      04 . Nov . 2014
  13. lostinpaper

    What a wonderful and clever idea, love love love it! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

    04 . Nov . 2014
    • May Park

      That penguin woreked it all for me! It’s a great stamp set. 🙂

      04 . Nov . 2014
  14. jamie Vanskiver

    This is sooo cute! What an awesome idea:)

    04 . Nov . 2014
    • May Park

      Thanks so much, Jamie! 🙂

      04 . Nov . 2014
  15. Meghan

    Adorable, clever and oh so sweet! Pinned this one right away!

    04 . Nov . 2014
    • May Park

      Oh, that’s so sweet of you, Meghan!

      04 . Nov . 2014
  16. Ardyth

    Very, very cute! I love the sponged sea!

    04 . Nov . 2014
    • May Park

      I had to have a few failed attempts until I was happy with the sponged sea.

      04 . Nov . 2014
  17. hannelie

    Now this is Clever… and Adorable!!!

    04 . Nov . 2014
    • May Park

      Thank you, Hannelie! Looking forward to seeing your take on SEA. 🙂

      04 . Nov . 2014

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