Wednesday 3 December 2014


I had to join in the 200th challenge at Less Is More which is "Celebrations".  I paired that with the inspiration pic from Just Add Ink to come up with a very, very CAS card.  I used the blue, white and yellow colors from the inspiration pic.

I stamped the word "celebrate" using Sunshine ink onto a white card base and under that I stamped "your day" using Audrey Blue ink.  

The word "celebrate" looks almost like an inlaid die-cut, don't you think?  That's what happens when you don't clean your stamps properly after stamping in black ink - you get a very slight outline around the word!  I quite liked the effect so decided to leave it.  I colored over the word with Wink of Stella which gives it a nice shimmer.  Some blue enamel dots finish off the card.

Thanks for visiting.

JAI #242

Products used:

Stamps:  Celebrate Everything (SU)
Ink:  Sunshine, Audrey Blue (SSS)
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Enamel dots


Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Just Add Ink and Less is More.


Helen J said...

Perfectly CAS!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So Simple, so stunning! Hazel x

Marika said...

I really thought it WAS inlaid die cut...!!! I think your 'mistake' really makes the card! Wow! Have to try out sometime. :)

Ardyth said...

This is one of my favourite stamps ever! Love how you've made it fun and celebratory! The effect of the black is perfect and now everyone will be trying to copy it!

Laurie Unger said...

Wonderful CAS perfection! I like the black shadow around the celebrate and Ardyth is right, everyone will be trying to copy it now! (giggle)

Christine Blain said...

This is pretty fabulous, Karren! Love that bold 'celebrate', and I am in awe of how you can make CAS look so elegant, and pack a punch. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink this week!

Anne said...

Karen this is fab, so CAS and elegant.
Now if only you'd said you took hours working to achieve that shadow we'd all have believed you lol!!
Thanks so much for joining our 200th Challenge at Less is More
LIM Designer

Patrice said...

Totally love this CAS card Karren. Perfection!

KimB said...

Oh wow you really distilled the esssence of the inspiration colours Karren down to a stunning CAS card. I would have thought 'celebrate' was inlaid for sure if you hadn't mentioned it! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Nikki Spencer said...

Just gorgeous Karren, beautiful cas styling! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Love the striking simplicity of your card Karren.
Simply gorgeous and so elegant
Thanks so much for joining our special 200th challenge this week and for your continued support.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Chrissie said...

This is simple and super!
Fabulous card.
Thanks so much for joining is with our 200th celebratory challenge.
"Less is More"

Linda said...

This is CAS perfection! x

Viv said...

Such a beautiful CAS card Karren, I love it ;) Viv xx
Guest LIM Designer

Hannelie said...

Congrats for being showcased at LIM!

Darnell said...

Congratulations on the well-deserved Showcase from LIM, Karren! Happy Holiday Hugs! Darnell