Saturday, 12 October 2013

Addicted to CAS - Challenge #24

Hello everyone - welcome to the start of the weekend and our latest challenge over at Addicted to CAS.  This week's challenge is hosted by the super talented Christine and here is the code word she has chosen:

Our Sponsor for this challenge is:
and they are offering a $20 gift certificate to our CAS Perfectionist
Since I've just received my order of the October release stamps and dies from Clearly Besotted (which I think I am!!!  lol) I decided to make good use of them.   I've made two cards and for the first I have used the Holiday Sentiments set.  
 I started cutting down a sheet of A4 acetate and scored to make a square card blank.  I cut a piece of white card and stamped the word "merry" twice and "Christmas" once using SU Baja Breeze ink.  I cut a mat slightly larger and pricked around the edge.  Using my StazoOn Cotton White ink I stamped some images directly onto the acetate.  I then attached the topper to the front of the acetate.  I cut a piece of silver card slightly larger than the mat of the topper and attached it to the inside back of the topper so you can't see any glue.  I then cut two pieces of white card the same size as the silver and placed it behind the topper on the inside to be used for your sentiment, and then placed the other piece on the back.  A ribbon finished off the card.

For the second card I used the Set the Scene stamp and die set.  
I started off die cutting the globe aperture from a piece of card.  I then put this through my Ebosser in a snowflake e/f.  I placed acetate behind the aperture and then used the positive piece of the globe to stamp my scene.  I added some snow and glitter (which I don't think showed up in the photo).  The sentiment was cut using an EK label punch and I added some liquid pearls to the centre of the snowflakes.  This was all popped up using d/s foam onto the base card.

Please don't forget to pop on over to the Addicted to CAS blog to see the amazing cards the DT have done to inspire you.

Have a great weekend.


  1. oh my gosh you amaze me, not only CAS but now with acetate too, mmmmmmm not sure if I could ever do that no sure, would kill me but you do it so beautifully and classy too
    Hugs and keep warm
    Kate xx

  2. two amazing cards, Karen! Great work with our 'challenging' code word this fortnight. Love them both! xx

  3. Both cards are fabulous - love that snowglobe

  4. Hi Karen and thanks for your lovely comments you made me blush !! Once again not one but two stunners ! Lots of work went into both of them that acetate is a tricky thing but you make it look so effortless you even managed to photograph them beautifully.


  5. Two lovely Christmas cards your use of acetate on the first card.and the snow globe is a lovely idea.


  6. Both are fab cards but Karen I love, love the first one-I wanted so much to make a full on clear card and stamp pn it and you have done this beautifully. I couldn't find where to buy acetate clear card? I had to cut up a clear box-can you email me (when you have time) where you got this?
    Hope you are well down there in the country x

  7. two fabulous Christmas cards Karen, love your acetate one, such a lovely colour, beautiful snow globe card.

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  9. Two fabulous cards Karen - very creative!! Loll xx

  10. Both great cards, Karen! I love that you used the acetate for your card base on the first card. It's beautiful! The second card was another great choice for the acetate! Love that little snow globe!

  11. Beautiful cards perfect for the holiday season. I love the snowflakes on ur first card they look brilliant on transparent and the idea of snow globe is awesome :)

  12. Two beautiful cards, Karen. Great use of the acetate on the first one, and the snow globe is fabulous for the challenge on the second.

  13. Two lovely cards Karen, love the floating merry christmas and the snowglobe scene:) cheers from sunny Spain, see you next weekend!
    Val x

  14. Wow! You've knocked my socks off my cold feeties with these two stunners, Karendipity!! I'm dazzled by them both! What an interesting challenge this will be! Hugs, Dippy

  15. Absolutely love both these cards Karen, off to pin - thank you so much for once again showcasing my stamps so beautifully!! *MWAH* XOXO

  16. Two fabulous Christmas cards Karen - love how you used the acetate, particularly on the second one - I just LOVE Christmas snow-globes!!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  17. Two gorgeous cards, especially love the first one..they again it is my favourite colour..:o)
    Hugs Mau xx

  18. Hi Karen
    Fabulous cards... Love the globe and the embossing love it....
    Hugs Sylvie xx
    Thanks for your comments.....

  19. Eeeek, such a beautiful christmas card with my favorite colors. I tried to do cards like this for a few times, but it never worked out that cool - you did a amazing job!


  20. Ooh, I like both of these. I've had a snow globe plan for the past few years and still not used the stamp I have!
    The acetate card is very effective for something a bit different!


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