Thursday, 2 August 2018

Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge .......

Happy Thursday evening .......

Welcome to August!
The beginning of a new month means the start of all the monthly blog challenges again.
It's time for the Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge this evening, and we've got a nice easy theme for you this month ..... it's all about using  Die Cuts

I've used a couple of different ones on my card ..... one to cut out the pretty butterfly image, and one for the sentiment.

I die cut the word happy  twice, once from the piece of  white card that makes up the card front, and again from a scrap of black card.  I then inlaid the black version back into the white card, coloured the white happy using Distress Oxides and then layered that over the top of the black one ......

I off set it slightly to give it a shadow and make it stand out a little more .....

I splattered a little of the Distress Oxide onto the background to add a bit more interest

and stamped the rest of the sentiment underneath ....

The butterfly has been stamped using the same colours of Oxides ....... and then cut out using the matching die

I added a touch of sparkle with some crystal glitter and attached it to the card front using foam pads

There's so many fabulous dies on the market now, and it's great that a lot of stamp sets now have matching dies so no need for fussy cutting ..... makes life a lot easier!

There's a prize for the challenge winner ..... a $20 Gift Certificate to spend in the HLS Store.  and don't forget, if the winner has used HLS stamps on their entry then the prize amount if doubled!!

Happy stamping ..... see you in the gallery

Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day.
I don't know what the weather's like where you are but I think our summer's over here. 
It's done nothing but rain for the last couple of days, and would you believe it ..... there's a hosepipe ban from tomorrow!!   Oh well ..... hopefully the sun will be back soon.

It's not been a bad week though ..... it was our 30th Wedding Anniversary on Monday.  I can't believe we've been together for THREE decades ....... that's

360 months of laughter 
1565 weeks of happiness
10,957 days of friendship
262,968 hours of joy
15,778,080 minutes of love
946,684,800 seconds creating amazing memories

Even though it was a Monday, our favourite restaurant was open, and we ended the evening with a nice bottle of the bubbly stuff ....... here's to the next 30 years

I've got an early start in the morning ...... the decorators are here.  Not a major job, just a couple of bedrooms getting a bit of a face lift.  I'll be on tea and coffee duty all day no doubt.   At least I can get on with my major clear out in the craft room.

Cheerio until next time .....


Julie B said...

Congrats on the anniversary, you and your OH looked SO young in the photo. We are heading for 41 at the end of the month, still wouldn't have anyone else.
Super card too. :)

Macimbalo said...

Love the color on your die cut! Great card - so happy and cheerful!

Jane said...

The black behind the Happy certainly makes it pop, great tip. Congratulations on your anniversary too.

BożenA said...

Oh, Linda !! I love your color, it's as sweet as cotton candy :-) I love ombre sentiment and sweet butterfly. Such an amazing CAS card!