Saturday 4 October 2014

Addicted to CAS - Challenge # 49 and a fab new product!

Hello Everyone - can you believe it's October already???  This year has just flown.  Talking of which it's time for a new challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  Your hostess for this challenge is our amazing leader Kylie of  Kylie is Addicted to Stamps.  Here is the code word she has chosen for us:

Our Sponsor is:

Welcome to our Guest Designer for October ... Hannelie of Desert Diva

Hi, my name is Hannelie Bester. So thrilled to be guest designer for October at ATCAS!

I've actually made two cards to show you today, both using stencils but in a slightly different manner.  Here is my first one:

I've used Memory Box "Texture Honey Comb" stencil and for this I've used Glitter Frosting Paste from Glitz Craft which is a fast drying paste (probably about 15-30 minutes depending on how much you have used).  I've matted it onto a light blue base.  The sentiment is Tattered Lace and the lovely snowflake is Memory Box "Precious Snowflakes".  

Before I die cut the snowflake I added a new product to my cardstock called Stick It Die-Cut Adhesive Sheets.  These are micro thin sheets of adhesive specially formulated for intricate die cutting and can also be used with electronic cutting creates a uniform layer of adhesive making it so easy to stick down those fiddly die cuts.  I bought the large sheets but there is also a smaller pack size.  You just cut a piece to size, peel off the easy release backing and stick it down onto your cardstock.  In this case I actually put it on the front rather than the back as I wanted to glitter the snowflake.  I then passed my cardstock and die through my Big Shot, removed the backing paper (super easy!!!) and then sprinkled it with Glamour Dust.  This product was extremely easy to use, it's lightweight and the backing removes perfectly even with an intricate die.  I'm definitely going to use this for all my dies that are difficult to add adhesive to!!!  I added the snowflake to the card using some Pinflair to raise it up.

Here is my second card:

I've used Studio 490 Wendy Vecchi "From the Garden" and sponged through using SU inks.  The sentiment is also Stampin Up!  I've added some gold Liquid Pearls to the centres of the flowers and matted onto a green base.

Well, that's about it from me.  Please pop on over to see all the lovely cards the rest of the DT and Hannelie our GD have made for you.  We're all gearing up to come visiting.

Have a great weekend.

Happy crafting.


  1. Two beautiful stencil cards of different styles. That sticky product sounds like an answer to lots of prayers so I will be looking out for it.

  2. Hi Karen firstly thanks so much for the tip about the sticky stuff ~I could really use some of that as its a real bugger trying to stick those thin die cuts to the paper you are a saviour ! Two fabulous cards and both so different, love the glimmer frosting paste looks amazing very cool indeed ( sorry pun intended ) The second card what a contrast two different seasons , loving the gorgeous bright colours on the second.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.


  3. Two lovely cards Karen like the texture on your first card


  4. A fantastic showcase of how to use stencils in different ways. I love that frosting paste - very cool! Your sponging made a beautiful spring card. xx

  5. oh I want to touch that first card, the glitter paste is perfect for Xmas x

  6. Oh my this is sooooo pretty !! Love the shimmery texture and soothing colors :)

  7. Both cards are fabulous! Love the added texture on the first one~

  8. Two beautiful stencil cards Karen, love the texture and colours on your first card, your second the stencil is gorgeous, beautiful colours and design.
    pam x

  9. Hi Karen
    Two fabulous cards.... Love the texture on the First one.....
    Hope you are well
    Hugs Sylvie xx

  10. Two gorgeous cards Karen!! LOVE the glittery embossing paste from your snowflake card ... adds to much texture and sparkle. And makes for a great backdrop for your beautiful snowflake. Your sponged garden flower card is so pretty with the mix of summery colors (pink and orange are my favorite color combo!) :) Loll xx

  11. Hi Karen, your cards are beautiful! I love the texture paste technique you's wonderful. And I am really glad to hear that you liked Stick It...It's cool stuff and I think it's going to change the way we create cards with those intricate die cuts...thank you again....I look forward to your next post.

  12. The background shimmer and sparkle on your snowflake card is stunning, Karen ... so beautiful ... I want to stretch out and touch it! Gorgeous blooms, lovely colours and so deliciously fresh! Anita :)

  13. Hi Karen - love the frosty texture and soft colouring on the snowflake card. Gorgeous colours on the blooms - so vibrant, "happy" and uplifting!
    Sylvia xx

  14. WOW, both of these are so beautiful, Karen!!! I love the effect of the glitter frosting paste on your X-mas card - it looks beautiful and what a bonus that it dries so quickly!!! The snowflake is beautiful and I love your choice of colour for the card!!
    Your birthday card looks stunning - love the beautiful flowers and your green base is perfect to bring everything to life!!! Love it!!!
    Two beauties from you, Karen!!!!

    Have a super week!!!

  15. So superb, Karendipity! Both of these are stunning!! Thank you so much for both the inspiration and for the tip on that new fab product!! Hugs, Dippy

  16. Love the frosty textured card Karen but my favourite is the beautiful, vibrant floral one, so pretty! This is the first time I've been able to leave a comment, blogger playing up, as you said!
    Val x

  17. Both uses of the stencil are fabulous Karen! I'm seriously in love with all the glitter on your first card! Although those bright colors on your second are pretty wonderful too :)

  18. Karen, both cards are fabulous. I love that you used the honeycomb to create texture on the Christmas card and I am totally in love with the colors for the second card.


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