Saturday, 2 December 2017

Happy Little Stampers December 2017 CAS Challenge

Good evening

And welcome to our last batch of challenges for 2017 over at Happy Little Stampers.  The Watercolour challenge is already up and running, and the rest will kick off over the next few days.  But today it's the turn of the CAS Challenge, and here's our cue card for this month...

And don't forget, there's a $20 coupon for the HLS shop for one lucky winner!

I don't often make New Year cards but they are certainly handy to have in your stash.  I have a friend who is always away in December and at Christmas, and always goes before I'm organised enough to get my cards sent out, so this one will be winging it's way to her on her return.

Here's my card...

On a panel of white cardstock I blended an ombre background with Distress Inks.  It's actually a little darker than it appears in these photographs as I wanted to portray an evening sky.  I stamped the London skyline from HLS in black ink and then stamped the fireworks and heat embossed in different powders.  The panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die, and some gold mirri card cut from the next size up die from the same set.  I simply adhered the two together, mounted on my card base and stamped the sentiment below.  The embossing can be seen more clearly in the photo below...

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Happy Little Stampers - Wish You Were Here; Clearly Besotted - Dandelion Dreams; Reverse Confetti - Clink
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Faded Jeans, Wilted Violet; Versafine - Onyx Black; VersaMark
  • Embossing Glitter: Wow! - Metallic Gold Sparkle, Metallic Silver Sparkle; All Night Media - Crystal Sparkle
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Stax
  • Gold mirri card from stash

Thanks for stopping by.  Please do pop over to the main HLS blog where you'll find lots more inspiration from my fab teamies and don't forget to check back over the coming week to check out the rest of the challenges for December.  All of the challenges are open to link up until the end of the month.


  1. Gorgeous fireworks lighting up the city sky, Anita! As always, marveling at your abundant creativity! You are such an inspiration!

  2. oh my fav stamp! And you have worked wonders with it-adore the sponged background x

  3. This looks fab ..... love those fireworks xx

  4. Your background looks stunning. Gold stamping and gold accessories make your card look like a precious gem. Awesome!


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