Growing In Unity Day 2: More CAS Christmas Cards

Hello everyone… I am back again today as the Growing In Unity Girl. For the next 5 days, I will be sharing with you projects featuring stamps from the Unity Stamp Company. And if you have not yet seen my first project for the Growing in Unity Day 1, you can go here. For this Day 2, I have more CAS Christmas cards to share with you.

Today, I made 2 card sets with 1 design. They are easily mass-produced for Christmas cards. On this card I used this preview Kit Of The Month – October 2017:

Unity Stamp Company KOT October 2017

The first card set, I used the 3 snowflakes and one sentiment on my mixed media cards:

I created the background using heat-embossing resist technique with Color Burst Powder. If you do not have Color Burst Powder, you can also use watercolor paint for this technique. Since we are working with lots of water, I prefer using watercolor papers. Heavy weight 110 lbs cardstock can handle water, but not as good as watercolor papers.

First, I stamped all backgrounds with Versamark ink pad using Mini MISTI. Then, I added the mixture of White embossing powder and Hologram embossing powder on them and heat set them with craft heater. Snowflakes are white and sparkly!

Then I sprayed the panels with some water, sprinkled the Color Burst Turquoise Powder on each of them. And watched them spreading and covering the panel by tilting the paper in random directions… One very little sprinkle can do the magic! I used small round watercolor brush to help some of the color to spread.

I dried them with craft heater, and I added some sprinkle of white paint on each panel with fan brush. I love how each of them turn out different to each other. Just like snowflakes, none of them ever the same!

And then… I dried them again with craft heater and trimmed the paper into 4″ x 5.5″ for the background panels. I added them on the black cards with Tombow Mono Permanent Adhesive runner.

For the sentiment, I cut out white cardstock into paper strips and stamped the sentiment on each of them with Memento Dew Drop Summer Sky. Then I cut them into banner shaped.

I found out that I run out of 3D foam tapes! But I have some white fun foam in stash so I used them as replacement for 3D foam tapes 🙂 I simply cut the fun foam into smaller sizes than the sentiment banners, added them on each back of the banner with strong liquid glue. Once they all dried, I added them on the cards.

My first card set is done.

And for the second card set, I simply stamped the image directly on the white cards with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I decided not to color them.

Then I stamped the sentiment on light purple cardstocks with the same ink pad, and trimmed them into banner shape.

With the same step on the first card set, I added the fun foam on the back of the sentiment banners and added them on each card with the same glue.

I finished these cards with some purple sequins for extra sparkle on them. Card set 2 is done.

I hope these cards today inspire you to create with Unity Stamp Company today! And I entered these cards for the UNITY {show & tell} Facebook Group – Holiday Card Challenge. This week theme is No Red No Green! How about that? Challenging right…creating Christmas cards with no red and no green on them 🙂


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118 thoughts on “Growing In Unity Day 2: More CAS Christmas Cards

  1. Good morning! I was waiting for your post before I get ready for work – and it was worth the wait. Both cards are beautiful. I love Color Burst, and it’s gorgeous with the snowflakes. Your October girl cards are stunning too! Love the black and white simplicity!

  2. I’m a huge fan of color burst! I love your snowflake cards! The second set of cards are so simple but pretty… I love that you didn’t color them in! Thanks for sharing!

  3. These are so cute. I love the easiness of both cards so that they can be done quickly. I like that they’re not traditional red/green Christmas colors too!!! Great job! Thank you for sharing.

  4. I am really loving seeing how you work! Both designs are lovely. The snowflake cards are stunning and the Angie girl cards are simple, yet beautiful as well!

  5. Oh the cards are so beautiful. I love the colors of the blue and would never have tried a plain stamp like you did on the second one. Guess I still need to think outside the box. 🙂

  6. Love these cards, now I wish I had gotten that set, so on my wish list it goes. Thanks for explaining about the powder I have not tried that yet.

  7. Beautiful cards! I love the snowflakes with the pretty backgrounds, and the Angie girl stamp in b&w! Two very nice sets of cards!

  8. very lovely…and yes sometimes black and white is the best!!!…love the colourburst snowflakes as well…never tried…maybe some day!

  9. These are awesome cards, Helen. I love that they are so easily mass
    produced if needed. And I don’t color much, so always happy to see
    that type of inspiration.

  10. Helen – loving your beautiful Christmas cards. Thank you for explaining how you created them. I love the different looks you achieved with the color burst powder.

  11. Two fantastic sets of cards, Helen. Especially love the emboss resist with your white heat embossed snowflakes and colour bursts. Gorgeous colour for the background! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

  12. Unity stamps are so versatile. I love how you used the snowflake–but then I see the Angie girl and love her too.

  13. Helen, your cards are amazing and thanks for all the tips on making them! I love how you stamped and embossed the snowflakes so they would be white while you added that gorgeous Color Burst to them. That background is amazing! I also like how you put the sentiment on a banner and added it to the side. Great ideas! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge for our Icy Inspiration and sharing your awesome project! hugs, Maura

  14. I Love both your Christmas Card sets, Helen. Beautiful CAS designs. Perfect if you need quick cards for the Holidays. TFS your 1st set with your heat eb snowflakes and watercolored backgrounds with us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs and Happy Holidays.

  15. Both sets are beautiful, Helen! I especially love the one with color resist technique. The Hologram embossing powder looks stunning in real life, and the vibrant Color Burst Turquoise is gorgeous against white.

  16. Great job! I wondered about mixing embossing powders the other day as the blue I wanted wasn’t light enough! Glad to know you can do this! Hmmm..holographic powder sounds very interesting!