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


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

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

  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!

    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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