Saturday 18 May 2013

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #13

Hello everyone - welcome to a brand new Addicted to CAS challenge.

This challenge is hosted by the amazing Kylie who is our much respected founder and leader at Addicted to Stamps.  Here is the code word she has chosen:

And we have the wonderful ladies over at
as our awesome sponsor for this challenge. If you are crowned our CAS Perfectionist, you will be entitled to choose 7 digis from their store!!!!
I have chosen to use Pleasant Poppies by Stampin Up on my card this week.  It is quite a large stamp and has three slightly separate groups of poppies so I chose to use just one group.  I masked off the part of the stamp I didn't want with tape before I inked it up and then removed the tape before I stamped.  I am sure there may be another way to do this but it works for me.  I coloured the image in with my Polychromos pencils and then die cut the word HAPPY from the image (All Occasion Dies).  I die cut the word twice more from white cardstock and then glued the three layers together and popped them back into the image which was popped up on the base card blank.  The sentiment "Birthday" is from Clearly Besotted "Happy Days" stamp set.  Corners of both layers have been rounded using my Corner Chomper.

Thanks for dropping by.  Please pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog to see the amazing cards the rest of the DT have come up with.


  1. Stunningly CAS and great stamp. I agree, whatever works for you go with it lol! This is a beautiful card, Karen! xx

  2. Ooo! Stunning card Karen.
    Have a great weekend.
    Florence xx

  3. Love the red against the white! So striking~

  4. Ooh, this is simply gorgeous, Karen ... love the vibrant colours against all that glorious white space ... the die cut 'happy' works brilliantly! Anita :)

  5. Gorgeous poppies Karen, so striking:)
    Val x

  6. Love this technique Karen (still haven't used my new dies!). Love the Poppies - the card is absolutely stunning!
    Hugs, Sylvia x

  7. Love it Karen. The colouring is fab and, again, the Happy' is a brilliant effect.

  8. Karen, this technique is great and your execution is perfect!
    Great card, so beautiful - love your coloring!

    Btw. I aded a list of materials to my blogpost - if you have any questions, let me know!


  9. Yum, yum, Karendipity, this card is CASlicious!! Fantastic masking and coloring and brilliant design and execution. A++++ (winner in my book)! xxoo Dippy

  10. Gorgeous poppies Karen - fabulous coloring. Love the raised word in the middle - such a great technique ... and it works perfectly with this image. I have tried it with another image and it definitely depends on what you use. Love the deep, saturated color of the poppies - they just pop of that gorgeous white space! Loll xx

  11. Beautiful CAS card, Karen. I love poppies and the raised word technique looks wonderful, great job! xx

  12. Great technique and beautiful CAS card!



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