CAS Christmas Card Challenge - Guest Designer

Very pleased and excited to be sharing as guest designer for CAS Christmas Card ... it's their June 'Snowman' challenge ... thank you so much!  I was delighted to win their April challenge with this card.

My jolly snowman is a Penny Black stamp from an old set stamped and embossed onto some white pearlised cardstock as my card blank.  He's coloured with promarkers and some smudged white gelly roll pen for highlights.  He was then masked off before I sponged blue distress inks through a Funky Fossil rooftops stencil to create a towering urban backdrop softening the inking towards the bottom.

Added more white highlights on the rooftops too

Finished with a stamped and embossed sentiment.  It's not very often I create a one layer card, just didn't want to cover up the lovely pearl effect!

Do hope you'll hop over to CAS Christmas Card to see all the other lovely snow people cards that the design team have created and why not join in if you can, after all it's never too early to get ahead with festive makes!

I've used - 5x5" white pearlised cardstock card base
Snowman - Penny Black Jolly Follies stamp set
Promarkers; white gelly roll pen
Funky Fossil Rooftops stencil
Distress Inks - tumbled glass/stormy sky
Mag freebie sentiment stamp
Linking up with -
As You Like It Challenge CAS or Fully Fancy (and why)?  I love creating the CAS look a lot more now, using stencils instead of busy patterned papers and leaving 'white' uncluttered space is becoming more natural.

Thank you for visiting - I'd love you to leave a comment if you have time - Steph x


  1. What a great design Steph! LOVE that rooftop stenciling behind your wonderful snowman! So happy to have you as our guest designer this month! xx

  2. LOve your City Snowman, Steph! Congratulations on your win, and your GD position!

  3. Super cute snowman, Steph! Fabulous coloring and I love your stenciled background, too! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer for the month of June!

  4. Awesome card Steph. Your snowman is so adorable! Great colouring of his winter accessories. LOVE the stenciled background. Great ombre effect with your blue sponging. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas!! xx

  5. Your card is AWESOME Steph!! Your coloring on the adorable snowman is flawless, and I'm absolutely in LOVE with your stenciled background and the faded look you gave it! Thanks so much for being our GD this month and sharing such a FABULOUS card to inspire our it!! :0)

  6. Thanks for being Guest Designer at CAS Christmas and what an amazing card. Love your cityscape silhouette behind your snowman. Awesome card.

  7. Thank you Steph for sharing your festive snowman with your softly sponged cityscape. Wonderful CAS design. Congratulations for being chosen as the CAS Card Challenge Guest Designer. Hugs...Nancy

  8. Love that stencilled city behind your snowman - makes me think he could be in Central Park with New York City behind him. Great colouring of the snowman with the traditional red and green scarf and mitts. Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Christmas!

  9. A lovely Christmas scene .
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  10. Congrats on the GD spot. Such a gorgeous card design, love the soft stencilled background. Emmax

  11. Congratulations on winning the April challenge Steph... I loved your woolly hat card.
    This one is amazing too, what a fab idea for the background. Love your super-cute snowman too, fab colouring and CAS design 💕 Clare x

  12. Adorable. The stencilling is a beautiful backdrop with the fading down. Thank you for being our guest designer at CAS Christmas.

  13. Your snowman is adorable, Steph! The perfect masking and the smudged white gelly pen highlights make this snowman look special. I love the stenciled urban backdrop fading toward the bottom. I can imagine pretty pearly shine of the card base. Thank you so much for being our wonderful Guest Designer this month at CAS Christmas!

  14. So many fun details on this adorable snowma, his mittens, the holly and a stocking! Then there is that fabulous rooftop stencil, gorgeous design and thankyou for being our guest this month at CAS Christmas, Cathy x

  15. Thank you so much for providing us with a great inspiration for this CAS Christmas challenge! Your stenciled background is a clever and delightful way to show off that adorable snowman!

  16. Beautiful CAS Christmas card. Love it. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. xx Wilma


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