Thursday, 22 November 2012

CAS at Addicted to Stamps and More

I am getting used to the clean and simple challenges now thanks to Addicted to Stamps and More where they have this sort of challenge every few weeks. This week it is a free choice of subject.

I bought a stencil template and hadn't a clue what to use it for-it is rather nice and was from Imagination Crafts. I started out with a piece of white card, my brayer and a big and juicy ink pad. Next I used the brayer to cover the stencil thinking the ink would go onto the card--wrong! I turned the stencil over onto the card and it left a really nice image--the one you can see on the backing card and the flowers. Then I sprayed gold spray paint--a very nice removable variety--using the stencil--that doesn't show up at all on the picture--sob sob.

A bit of gold backing paper for the leaves that were on a card I received ages ago. Then I stamped thank you straight onto the card--clean and simple-hopefully.


  1. I had to giggle at your struggles - it's nice to know that others also have similar issues sometimes. Its a very gorgeous gold card. Nice job :o) thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  2. Its a beauty Chrissie you are the master with gold , this looks so rich and elegant but retaining its CASness ( is that a word )


  3. I love your "accidental" background - it looks great & the whole card is really lovely

    Jan x

  4. You can just about pick up some of the spray paint now you've mentioned you've used it.

    Love the simple layout and colour tone - gorgeous

    Sam xxx

  5. Gorgeous card, loved the background.

  6. Gorgeous Chrissie!! Loving your venture into CAS as you are doing it so well! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM!! xx

  7. Lovely CAS card Chrissie :)
    Von ♥

  8. Lovely post dear Chrissie! It's nice to try out things, isn't it? Love your golden card, it turned out beautifully and so elegant, too! Hugs, Ira xox

  9. Even though you struggled with this a bit, the outcome is certainly worth it! I love your background paper that you made with the stencil ... and the fact that you used it for punching out the flowers too! Great mix of colors. Thanks for joining us at ATS&M.

  10. Lovely card Chrissie. Fabulous background you have created.
    Thank you for joining in this weeks ATS&M challenge.
    Regards Florence xx

  11. A beautiful CAS card Chrissie.
    xxx Hazel.

  12. Now that has a real wow factor Chrissie. Loving the background/flower paper, and the way you have teamed it with the simple and oh so effective leaves. Love it to bits. Hugs, Buttons x

  13. A beautiful CAS card - gorgeous colour. Thanks for joining in this week at ATS&M - Jacqueline xx


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