Tuesday 14 January 2020

Perfectly CAS January 2020 Challenge

Hi guys

It's time for the first challenge of 2020 over at Perfectly CAS

Our challenge rule of using one third of the card or less is a great way to keep your designs clean and simple.  Another way is to just use the card base, with no additional layers, and that's what this month's challenge is all about.

Some crafters find one layer cards very daunting as there's nowhere to hide.  But depending on the techniques you use, they can be very quick to make, they just need a little forward planning.

I chose simple masking, stencilling and stamping for my sample card and I completed this in less than ten minutes...

I used low tack masking tape to section off a horizontal panel at the top of my card base.  I had some Christmas pennies to spend so I treated myself to some Taylored Expressions blender brushes and wanted to give them a go here...and I love them!  Firstly I blended the whole section with Spun Sugar Distress Ink, before laying a floral stencil over the top and then blending with Picked Raspberry.  This stencil is also new to my stash, isn't it lovely?  Sarah has some lovely stencils (and also stamps) over at Funky Fossil Designs, you can check them out here.  I then removed the stencil and masking tape and stamped the sentiment in black.  To finish I added a few flat glazed silver gems scattered about.

Materials used:

  • Stencil: Funky Fossil - Pretty Petals
  • Ink: Distress Ink - Spun Sugar, Picked Raspberry; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Stamp: Woodware - Big Birthday Words
  • Gems from stash

Challenge entries

Always Fun - Challenge #145 - One Layer
Dream Valley - Challenge #216 - Something New (crafty bits)
My Time to Craft - Challenge #413 - New Stash
Allsorts Challenge - Week #554 - Say It With Flowers
CAS Stencil Challenge - January 2020 - New Stencil
STAMPlorations - January Stencil Challenge - Anything Goes

The challenge link will close a couple of days before the next one begins so you have almost a month to play along.  Looking forward to seeing your one layer creations.


  1. A really super CAS card, great stamp and colours and s super sentiment. Thank you for joining our 'Say it with Flowers' challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  2. Such a pretty card Anita, perfectly masked and beautifully CAS and I'll have to add that stencil to my wish list! Thankyou for playing along at CAS Stencil, Cathy x

  3. A really delightful CAS card and effective design.

    Lovely to see you at Allsorts challenge again, thank you so much for sharing your pretty creation.

    B x

  4. A lovely CAS design, so effective. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.
    Lynn x

  5. Love your stenciled strip in the bright pink Anita! the bold black sentiment really pops off it and your tiny silver gems add just the right touch of bling! - thank you for joining us at CAS Stencil! xx

  6. Beautifully CAS and a perfect example of One Layer. Love the pretty stencil design too xx

  7. Beautiful masked floral stencil sponging, Anita. I love your sentiment stamped in black and your scattered pretty gems. TFS and joining us at CAS Stencil Challenge.

    Pleased you joined us at STAMPlorations Anything Goes Stencil Challenge too. Hugs..Nancy

  8. The perfect CAS and the perfect quick card! I love pink and black together. Your stencil is gorgeous, the sentiment is 'wow', and those little gems just top it off! xx

  9. Beautiful CAS card with pretty colors! Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley Challenges!
    Neva DT

  10. Sweet! Love your pink stenciling with large black sentiment, Anita! Great contrast and a wonderful design. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Stencil!

  11. Beautiful cas card. I always struggle with CAS design. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge.

  12. Me again ..... thanks for playing along with the CAS Stencil challenge, this is perfect for this month's theme xx

  13. such a lovely card! thank you for playing along with us at STAMPLorations challenges!!!


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