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Thursday, 6 October 2016

Smile ..... it's the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge

Happy Thursday folks ......

This week is flying by ..... is it really Thursday already!?  And to think I should have been relaxing in beautiful Scotland!  Actually we would have been on our way home today so ..... enough of what I should have been doing ....... and more of what I've got done.

I've got a couple of blog challenges for you today.  First up ..... it's time for the new STAMPlorations CAS Card challenge.
As always the theme is Anything Goes .... anything CAS that is ..... with an optional colour twist.
For October that colour is ........... BLACK 

My first thought was Halloween ...... mwahhahahaha!! ...... but I'm not really in the scary, spooky mood yet.  Instead I went for the classic black and white look ..... works every time.

Very CAS ...... the thing that took the most time was die-cutting the words and gluing them together. I ran my CUTplorations die through the machine twice, cutting the word smile from black cardstock.  I then layered them both together, to add a bit of dimension.

I also gave it a coat of Glossy Accents to give it a nice shine.

I took one of the flowers from the Blooming Buds stamp set, and stamped it twice onto a piece of white cardstock ... easy!

I then attached the die cut 'smile'  over the top and finished off the greeting with one of the stamps from Kathryn's Big Wishes

A few sequins here and there, and a layer of black card to frame the design, and we're done.  I said it was CAS!

I did add a little something on the inside too .......

Check out the STAMPlorations blog for all the challenge details and more inspiration from the rest of the Design Team, you won't be disappointed!

Well that's it for now ..... I'll be back later with another fun challenge for you.  I said it's been a busy week!

Happy stamping!

Cheerio until next time


  1. Oh how I wish I could do CAS cards that look as beautiful as yours! Black and white are always wonderful together, ghe Glossy Accents are a great touch too! xx

  2. This is CAS perfection - I agree with you about black and white!

  3. Oh this is awesome! Love the dimensions you gave to 'Smile'! :)

  4. Shiny! I love how you stamped the flowers on the inside too!


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