Saturday, 2 September 2017

CAS Silhouettes ........

Happy Saturday evening .......

I hope you're enjoying the weekend.  It's been a lovely day here, and we've enjoyed a real lazy day .......  re-charging after a busy week.

There's still Blog Challenge to get underway though.  Today sees the start of September's Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge .....

So .... what's CAS then?  Well here's the HLS definition ......

This month's theme is a nice easy one ..... Silhouettes
Use your stamps and black ink on your designs or, if you don't have any silhouette stamps create your own silhouettes using pretty dies and plain black cardstock.

That's what I've done here .....

One of my favourite Penny Black dies, cut twice from a snippet of plain black cardstock and layered to add a touch of dimension ........   I love this die (as any of my regular followers will have guessed!!) and I love the stamp too .... both sizes!!!!

Anyway ...... I stamped the background onto a piece of Kraft card (love Kraft and black) using a burlap design stamp along with a Vintage Sepia Versafine ink.

I then stamped the 'Happy' off to one side using Versamark ink and then heat embossed in Gold, adding the word birthday underneath in black.

The die cut silhouette was then attached at the side ......

And I finished off by adding a few Nuvo Jewel Drops here and there for a touch of sparkle .....

and some of the design elements on the inside too ....

A simple die cut silhouette and a snippet of stamped Kraft card.

Why not play along .... as always there's a $20 Gift Certificate for the challenge winner, to spend in the Happy Little Stampers store.

Happy stamping!

EDITED .......
Oooh .... nearly forgot! I think this qualifies for me to play along with the Snippets Playground challenge ..... a snippet of black card for the die cuts, and the bit inside. I missed out on the last challenge, haven't been playing here long and I forgot the deadline (sigh!) but I think I'm OK to join in the fun with the new one just started .... hope so!

Thanks for popping by ..... enjoy the rest of your weekend.

OK ..... I have a confession to make.  I have no willpower.  I'm like a magpie when it comes to anything shiny.  And ....... I didn't leave my bank cards at home when I went out yesterday with a friend.  I'm blaming Carol (sorry hun!!) I only went to show her the way to Claire's workshop and somehow these found their way home with me ..... ooops!  But aren't they pretty!!!

The sweet peas just peeping in there are pretty too ... they were from Carol's garden!
We had a lovely day ...... with lunch out too.  We should do that more often.

Cheerio until next time .....


  1. This is a great card using the flower die just right for snippets challenge.

  2. Gorgeous card Linda, love the background stamp with the die cut :)
    Hugs Kaz xx

  3. Love that tone on tone background Linda, lovely subtle card x

  4. Beautiful, elegant and such perfect attention to detail Linda. A simply stunning card and love your silhouette idea.

  5. WOW! Such a well designed CAS card. I love this flower, it has such beautiful shape. Placing it over the canvas panel beautifully distinguishes it.
    Linda, I do not know if you know that your link to this post is not working.
    BożenA xoxo

  6. Love the tone on tone and the black silhouette flower die very classy with the pop of gold. Love the jewellery too ! x

  7. This is one of my favourite dies ever Linda - and you used it beautifully as well. Gorgeous card!


    Di xx

  8. I love this die & there's nothing bashful about it on your card, it looks stunning against the burlap stamp x

  9. Hi Linda, a gorgeous card, love the colour combo you have used... have a wonderful week... Megan GD Snippets Playground

  10. What a perfect design, Linda. That background provides awesome texture without the bulk. Love the sentiment in gold and then that delicate die cut tops it off xx

  11. OMG how late am I this month?! lol Love the neutrals with the black on this Linda, and that burlap stamp is a fabulous background x


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