Friday 4 October 2019

CAS Happy Thoughts- The Flower Challenge

Good Morning.
A new month means a new theme at 

We have a PRIZE to give away again this month. The amazing Michele from 
CAS-ual Fridays stamps has generously agreed to give our lucky winner this month a
prize of $25. All the Design Team have used CAS-ual Fridays stamps also on their cards. Michele very kindly gave us all some of her stamps to use on our cards ;)

We also have a new Guest Designer for October ,Tina Magnusson I am sure you will agree she makes such beautiful cards. Do check out her blog you won't be disappointed!.

This is how I created my card.

I began by rubbing some Blueprint Sketch DOX ink onto a piece of acetate, sprayed with water and pressed onto my white cardstock just to one side.  I tried to leave some white open space as we are creating a CAS style of card.  Next, I place the Simple Grid stencil over the inked area and added some random bits of stencilling for interest using some Tumbled Glass DOX ink.
While that dried, I took a piece of white cardstock and using some more DOX inks in the same colours as mentioned above and a wet paintbrush, I painted the flowers then fussy cut them out along with the leaves.
I stamped the sentiment using my Misti, then added the scored lines to help define the stamped areas.
I simply mounted it all onto some heavy white cardstock.

Thanks so much for coming by and taking a look.

Discount Code for A Colorful Life Designs

Stamps- Peaceful Garden (CAS-ual Fridays)
Inks- DOX (TH); Versafine Clair Nocturne
Paper- heavy white (Scribes Nook)
Accessories and Tools- Simple Grid Stencil (A Colorful Life Designs); Misti (My Sweet Petunia); 
acetate sheet; black gems, Scor-Bug


  1. Beautiful! I am a faithful reader of your blog, getting a ton of wonderful ideas you use.

  2. Beautifully created Karen, the floral image is so pretty and you've coloured a super background, Kate x x

  3. A wonderful blue background to your pretty added flowers and leaves Karen, and love that open font for the sentiment. A brilliant card. x

  4. So pretty! I love the design and that font!

  5. Such a pretty card, great stamp image and colors, hugs, Lori m

  6. What wonderful use of the blues, stencil and stamps to make a stunning card Karen

  7. This is so pretty I love the background it looks fantastic, hugs Pops x

  8. This is amazing!! i LOVE the BLUE on this. The background is fantastic!

  9. Fabulous background with the ink and acetate and then the stencilling. The fussy cut flowers look so contemporary and your design is stunning x.

  10. Such a beautiful CAS card Karen! I love your gorgeous blue flowers and the clever background again are so good at backgrounds mf ;) hugs Viv xx

  11. Beautiful, Karen. I love the mix of dark blue smooshing over the soft blue stenciling.

  12. You make always such beautiful blue cards!!! Love the scored border!

  13. Beautiful card Karen and I love the watercolor look with this pretty blue! Great job!


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