Monday, May 30, 2016

CAS On Sunday #84 - Sparkle

I found a new challenge to participate in this week so I thought I'd give it a shot. It is called CAS (Clean & Simple) on Sunday.  To be considered CAS, it must be minimal layers, one focal image, and fast and easy to recreate.  While I enjoy the challenge of more technique driven cards, at other times I just want something that is fast and easily mailable.  I actually make a lot of cards that would fit into this category although not all of them.  Today's card definitely fits into this category.  The style for this challenge is CAS with Sparkle.  Y'all know how I love my sparkle.

I started by stamping the largest image from the SU! Flowering Flourishes Stamp Set with Versamark onto a piece of Creative Memories Sea Glass Card Stock.  I don't know if that set is a current product or not.  Once I had it stamped, I heat set it with WOW! Metallic Platinum Sparkle Embossing Powder.  That completed my main focal image. I used the "You've been on my mind" greeting from the Papertrey Ink Friendly Flowers Stamp Set and die cut the butterfly from some Papertrey Ink #44 Vellum.  The butterfly is from Impression Obsession.

I spritzed the Sea Glass panel and the butterfly with Tsukineko Sparkle Sheer Shimmer Spritz and set it aside to dry for a few minutes.  Once it was dry, I cut the panel with the largest Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle  After that I attached the Sea Glass Panel to a top folding A2 Card Base made from Stamper's Select White Cardstock using my ATG.  The butterfly was attached using Ranger Multi Medium Matte.  Three small pearls were attached to the three little flowers on the stamped image and this card was complete.  It's a super fast card that still looks great!  You can't really see the sparkle of the paper in the photograph, but it is there. The sparkle of the embossing powder also helps to bring that out.  

I hope you enjoyed today's card and that you'll come back soon.  There will be lots more projects this week.  I'll also be entering this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge for their Anything Goes theme. Have a great rest of the Memorial Day weekend! 


  1. The platinum embossing on that aqua is amazing, Vicki, and your vellum butterfly the perfect addition! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!


Thank you so much for making my day by leaving an encouraging comment! It means the world to me when you do. Hugs!