Saturday, 2 April 2016

Happy Little Stampers April 2016 CAS Challenge

Good evening, crafters

This is a scheduled post as it's my brother's wedding day today and no doubt I'll still be partying and will have had far too much wine to even think about writing this post! lol

It's time to announce this month's CAS Challenge at Happy Little Stampers and we have another great technique for you this time...

If you are unsure of this technique there are some tutorial links included over on the main challenge post.

This challenge is sponsored by Happy Little Stampers and as we are having a month long birthday celebration of Happy Little Stampers, each of the challenges this month has the following prizes:

$30 gift certificate to the winner
£10 gift certificate to each of our Favourites

Joining us as a Guestie this month is my fabulous blog buddy and Less is More teamie, Sarah of Sazzle Dazzle Crafts.  Her creations are wonderful so please drop by her blog and leave her some love.

So, on to my DT card.  This card kind of evolved as I went along, I had no clue where I was going with it when I started my stencilled piece.

I began by randomly inking up my stentil with three Distress Inks, spritzed with water and then placed it onto some white cardstock where I left it for a short while, blotted and pressed gently with a paper towel before lifting it off.  When this was dry I die cut a section using a double stitched circle die.  I decided to adhere the circle in the corner of my card base, trimming off the excess.  Next I stamped the flower and leaves, and coloured with some ProMarkers before fussy cutting them out and adhering over the edge of the die cut.  The sentiment was then stamped, and some Wink of Stella and a glittery enamel dot added to the centre of the flower.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Tim Holtz - Harlequin
  • Ink: Distress Ink- Cracked Pistachio, Mermaid Lagoon and Blueprint Sketch; Memento - Tuxedo Black
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Double Stitched Circles
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Doodled Flowers
  • Accents: Wink of Stella - Clear; Doodlebug Sprinkles - Silver

Challenge entries:

Creative Inspirations - Challenge #248 - Anything Goes
Seize the Birthday - Anything Goes (option: Water) - My stencil was spritzed with water after inking
AAA Cards - Game #61 - Stencilling

All the challenges at Happy Little Stampers run until the end of the month (some yet to be announced) so there's plenty of time to join in.

Thanks so much for visiting today.


  1. Thanks for the shout-out teamie and love our clever card, superb design and yummy subtle colours. Oh you've linked at AAA Cards too - thanks so much and great to guest design at HLS this month. Sarah x

  2. This is terrific Anita, the mix of colours used on your stencil is so lovely and I just love the effect as a backdrop to your flower.
    Chrissie xx

  3. This is stunning, Anita! I love that printed circle in the corner, it makes great company for that sweet doodled flower.

  4. I really like the great pattern reflected by the fact that the color disappears in places the card is very interesting. A beautiful and unique card.

  5. I love this design Anitia, your stencil printing looks fab, gorgeous colours too. And I love how you've trimmed the circle off the edge .... nice touch. Hope the wedding went well xx

  6. Fab card, Anita! Love the offset focal cluster. Thank you so much for joining in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge.
    Gayatri xx

  7. Love that stencilled background and pretty bloom! Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

  8. Lovely water effect! Thanks fr joining in at STB!

  9. A fabulous creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx


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