Quick CAS

Hi there. I have a card to share inspired by a couple of challenges:

I mentioned the other day about a new delivery from Stampin Up, and this is the marvelous 3D embossing folder – plainly and simply embossed in white card, after die-cutting the rectangle with a Catherine Pooler die.

The sentiment is from the other new delivery I had the other day from Catherine Pooler – the colours chosen from my Altenew inks – as I used them for my ‘Ocean’ card the other day and they were still sat next to my craft mat.

The first challenge I will be entering, is from Just Us Girls – challenging you to use an embossing folder………

The second challenge is from AAA Cards, challenging you to make a CAS card in ‘minutes’, with the optional twist of dry embossing.

This card – I knew what I wanted to do – took me just under 15 minutes:

I thought I had everything out and ready – but spent a minute realising that my Gemini Junior wouldn’t take the embossing folder at all – and I fiddled for a while trying it, with different layers, but then resorted to my Big Shot Pro – because I knew that would take anything!

Another minute was wasted as I decided to add some stamped and die-cut hearts from the same Catherine Pooler stamp set – but then decided not to as I didn’t like how they turned out.

The key to speed like this is planning………… I think this is the quickest card I have put together – and I am really, really liking this embossing folder……..

AAA Cards

“Just Us Girls” Challenge

You Inspire Me

Hell there. I have spent a lot of time in my craft room so far this weekend, and planning on spending more time there this afternoon. Here is a card using the colours and sketch from the current challenge at CAS Colours and Sketches:

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I had the newest release delivery this past few days, and couldn’t wait to play with this floral stamp set.

I didn’t have the exact colours for the challenge, but I think these colours work well together.

The sentiment is also from Uniko – a block sentiment I already had – and the bow is from the most recent Catherine Pooler ‘Stamp Of Approval’.

I was toying with the idea of adding a bow of string or ribbon, but I like this clean and simple look more, by drawing some lines and stamping the bow to match the sketch.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

CAS Colours and Sketchessketch and colours – gumball green, midnight muse, raspberry ripple (double whammy!!)

Addicted to Stamps – anything goes

Clean and Simple on Sunday – brighten someones day