May 5, 2013

CAS: Shimmery Joy

I made this card for CAS-ual Friday's 100th challenge, which is a tic tac toe board.  The line I picked was "kraft - bling - emboss".

I started with a piece of kraft cardstock.  Kraft isn't my favourite colour to work with but I took inspiration from these cards by Jennifer McGuire.

I started out by stamping a flower from Close to my Heart's Delight set, in white pigment in on the kraft.  Originally I was going to do the black and white square on the challenge board, but realized it wasn't in my line, so instead of doing a raised layer on the flower embossed in white and popped up, I decided to emboss over the white with red glitter embossing powder.  This gave the card a nice Christmas feel (maybe I don't need to buy a mistletoe stamp after all).

I masked a part of the flower so the black ink I used for the stem wouldn't get on it, then stamped and embossed "JOY" (from a cheap stamp set I got at Michael's).  To finish off I added a bit of the bling the challenge required.

I love the shimmer of the red embossing powder.


Ji Hye said...

Woh, this is such a cool card!

Jingle said...

I like the sparkle on this! Fun! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at CAS-ual Fridays!

Patty said...

I think the sparkle on this one, too.. the little rhinestones by the leaves are a great touch. You could probably adjust this design a little to turn it into a Christmas poinsettia!

Sanketi said...

A lovely sparkly card! Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays this week!