Tuesday, July 16, 2019

*CASology #348*

There has been a lot of exciting news for me lately... and this week I have another announcement for you.  I am absolutely thrilled to have been asked to join the Design Team for the CASology Blog...  yup, another clean and simple cards challenge blog.  They do a new challenge every two weeks... a CAS card with a single word cue that you can interpret however you want.  The design team picks cards to be honourable mentions out of those that are shared on the CASology Blog.  It's a great challenge to play in and I am so very excited to be a part of their Challenge Design Team!

The first challenge I am playing along with them is #368... and the cue is SHIMMER....  that doesn't scream my name at all, does it??  The sponsor for this challenge is Stamplorations... this company is new to me but I went to have a look and saw some really fun things!  Check them out!
This card took a couple of times at my craft desk to create... not because it was difficult or anything, but because (A) I had to let thing dry and (B) I had to figure out what I really wanted to do.

I started with a 4.25X5.5" panel that I did ink blending on using Catherine Pooler inks and the Life Changing Blender Brushes from Picket Fence Studios.  I then had to set it aside for a bit to let the inks dry a bit.  Once I thought they were good enough, I put on a layer of the Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone (I LOVE THIS STUFF) and then, of course, had to set it aside to dry again.  This time I let it dry overnight since I knew I would be using dies with it and I didn't want to create a mess.

I came back to the dried panel the next day and had to think about what I wanted to do.  I cut some of the Daisies from A Jillian Vance out of the panel, not sure if I wanted the biggest or the medium sized one and then cut out the Open Daisy die in White.  I played around a bit until I settled on this layout.  I used liquid glue to put the pieces together to ensure the cardstock would stick to the dried Glimmer Paste.  I used my Perfect Layers Tool to create at 1/8" border along the front panel and added it all to a white card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Gina K Wreath Builder set and called it done.

I hope you will play along with the CASology challenge... have fun with whatever Shimmer means to you!

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  unknown white from local print shop
*Images:  GinaK Wreath Builder
*Dies:  A Jillian Vance Design Daisy Die Set, A Jillian Vance Design Open Daisy Set
*Ink:  Catherine Pooler Pixie Dust, Fiesta Blue
*Tools:  Big Shot, Picket Fence Studios Life Changing Blending Brushes, Perfect Layers Tool
*Etc:  Nuvo Glimmer Paste in Moonstone, Lawn Fawn Glue Tube

Be sure to check out what the rest of the design team has been up to!









Nancy Elrick  -- you are here


6 comments:

  1. Welcome to the team, Nancy! Your card is fabulous! Love the "window" effect and the beautiful shimmer!

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  2. Beautiful card, Nancy! Welcome to the team!!

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  3. So pretty! Congratulations on being on this team - you are a perfect addition! And you are using all my favourites - AJVD, CP inks and Moonstone glimmter paste!

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    1. Thank you so much Ardyth... you are one of my card making heroes and I appreciate the praise from you, more than you can know.

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