Sunday, May 14, 2017

Addicted to CAS and AAA Card Challenges

This morning I have a card made for the AAA Card Challenge #90 - Embossing and Addicted to CAS Challenge #111 - Code Word Pink so I thought I would combine the two to make my card today. I made a card this morning using the same technique (called Distressed Elegance) I featured here on my blog since all of that is still sitting on my desk. I love the combination of Pink and Gold, no matter which color of pink it is. Since this was simple and both of the challenges focus on Clean and Simple Cards, I just rolled with it.

I still have several panels of 4.25 x 5.5 inch cardstock sitting on my desk.  I primarily use color for background panels so it seems I always have lots of these. I have a folder next to my desk that I keep anything smaller than a half sheet in so I can check there first if I need or want a certain color.  This particular shade of pink happens to be Papertrey Ink's Lovely Lady Cardstock. This is definitely a cool pink color, but it's quite vibrant.

I used dry embossing for my background and heat embossing for my sentiment. The Embossing Folder is Anna Griffin's Pirouette.  I've had mine for a while but I checked and you can still get one on Amazon. You could also check Hallmark Scrapbooks and Crafts or I die cut the panel using Simon Says Stamp Stitched Rectangle Dies in the largest size. The sentiment banner is from Tag Sale: Quilted and the sentiment is a stamp from Botanical Blocks, both by Papertrey Ink. The butterfly is from Concord & 9th's Floral & Flutter Die and is my second favorite butterfly die. 

This was a super fast card in a perfectly CAS Style.  I hope you enjoyed it and that you'll come back soon.  I promise to move on to a new style of card today!  


  1. I LOVE how you created this. It looks STUNNING with the pink and gold!!

  2. I'm in total agreement with you about pink and gold looking stunning together. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  3. Gold embossing is my favourite and you've done a superb job on your card. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  4. This is gorgeous! I love the gold and pink together.

  5. Perfectly beautiful! Love the elegance of the gold embossing on the pink!
    Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  6. This is so pretty! Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards!

  7. Vicki, what a gorgeous background you created The little touches of gold with the pink are fabulous. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week


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