Thursday 14 October 2021

Perfectly CAS October 2021 Challenge

Good evening

We're well into October now so it's time for a new challenge over at Perfectly CAS.  This challenge is all about keeping your cards truly clean and simple and limiting your design to one third or less of the overall surface.  Here's this month's cue card...

I decided to step away from flowers for this one and used a feather from a set that's been around for a long time but one that I haven't yet inked up...

It's been a while since I used the emboss resist technique and that's pretty much all that is involved here.  I used some anti-static powder before stamping the feather and sentiment in VersaMark and then heat embossed them in white.  I then used some large post-it notes to mask off the top and side of the card and ink blended, first in Salvaged Patina, fading it out just far enough to cover the sentiment, and then I added some Peacock Feathers to darken up the top corner.  

Despite using anti-static powder to avoid stray bits of embossing powder, a few stray bits did blow off the feather when using my heat gun.  It's advisable to use your heat gun on the underside when doing emboss resist to avoid this...shame I didn't remember that on this occasion!  No worries though, I'm still happy with it.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Tickle My Fancy; Altenew - Wildflower Garden (sentiment)
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Oxide - Salvaged Patina, Peacock Feathers
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White

Challenge entries:

NBUS - Challenge #31 - First use of the feather stamp set
STAMPlorations - October CAS Challenge - Anything Goes (Optional: Ombre)

Thanks for taking a look.  Sympathy cards are never easy to make when needed, so why not use this challenge as a chance to make one to keep on hand.


  1. A beautiful card for a sad situation. I love everything about the this CAS card.

  2. I love that you used a feather and not a flower on your beautifully CASlicious design, Neets! You've used my favorite color, too, and I always think simple and soft are best for sympathy cards. Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

  3. I love the incorporation of the feather. Gorgeous blending too.

  4. You've created a lovely sympathy card, Anita. Soft, delicate and simple. Thrilled to see you in the STAMPlorations gallery!


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