Tuesday 14 April 2020

Perfectly CAS - April 2020 Challenge

Hi there

It's time for the April challenge over at Perfectly CAS.  Here's the cue card...

I decided to do a one layer card this time...

I began by stamping the floral flourish image off the edge of the card base.  This is a stamp I've had in my stash for years, although quite large you can still use it for CAS cards by stamping off the edge like this.  I then re-stamped the flowers onto post-it notes and cut these out to use as masks.  Once in place over the image I then masked slim borders on the left and bottom edges using masking tape.  Using blending brushes I gently blended Distress Inks in purple and pink, fading it out.  A stamped sentiment in black finished the card.

Quick tip: I used Memento ink for my image as it's fast drying, I would usually use Versafine for a crisper image but for this technique you risk smudging it when blending unless left to dry first.  For the sentiment I used Versafine.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Honey Doo Crafts - Fancy Flowers; Clearly Besotted - Message Me
  • Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink - Wilted Violet, Picked Raspberry; Versafine - Onyx Black
  • Tools: Taylored Expressions - Blender Brushes; low tack masking/stencil tape

Challenge entries:

Allsorts Challenge - Challenge #566/7 - Something Old, Something New (old stamp, new blender brushes)
Penny Black and More - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges - Challenge #158 - CAS

You have almost a month to play along with this challenge, the linky will close a few days before the next challenge begins.


  1. WOW! Anita, this card is stunning. Your masking and wonderful ombre gave such an amazing effect. I also love how you put flowers outside the masking area. A very interesting project.

  2. This is just gorgeous. That masking is perfect and the fade out blending looks so stylish, I love it xx

  3. Such a pretty card! Love the simplicity!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny Black and More and Allsorts challenges!

  4. Outstanding card...totally a "WOW"!

  5. A really super CAS card, great image and colour choice. Thank you for joining our Old, New, Borrowed, Blue challenge at Allsorts.

    Kath x

  6. Just beautiful, love the edge to the colour. Thanks for joining us at Allosrts challenge.
    Lynn x

  7. It's such a pretty card and stylish design, thanks so much for sharing and joining us at Allsorts challenge this time round.

    B x

  8. This is so pretty .... love the floral image, and your masking is perfect xx

  9. So cleanly done Anita, I'm in awe! I love the colours too and they set of those flowers beautifully. Vicky x
    PS Thanks for the ink tip - Versafine has gone on my shopping list :)

  10. Love, love the uncoloured flowers against the pinks and purple!


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