Thursday, August 4, 2016

Happy Birthday....Guest Designer for STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge~Anything CAS Goes (optional colour twist: Gold)

Hello,

Mega-watt smiling and incredibly thrilled to be joining incredibly talented Shery Russ and her amazing STAMPlorations team as a Guest Designer



for STAMPlorations August 2016 CAS Card Challenge~Anything CAS Goes (optional colour twist: GOLD)


This challenge is right up my alley, especially since I had brand-spanking-new STAMPlorations products awaiting a debut. And oh my stars!  These new-comers to my collection and, indeed, newcomers to the STAMPlorations family - Word Die: Birthday, Crazy Double Running Stitch Rectangle Running Dies, Dots All Over stencil - by-passed being 'smitten with' and 'crushing over' and went straight to 'love'!  Serious LOVE!     

For my first card, I stenciled with inks, inspired by the palette colours below, to create a light background for the fabulous Birthday die, cut from gold shimmer paper....


The shimmery paper is a bit challenging to photograph, so we have Pose 1 and


Pose 2.

The Birthday die cut is marvelous; its size and the font (so easy to cut and layer) truly do make it the star of the stage.  The running-stitch on the rectangle panel adds such a special touch. I'm looking forward to using the other two sizes that come in the set.

I liked the first card so much that another *had* to be made.  Delicata Gold ink for the stenciling and a shimmery teal cardstock for the sentiment..


This stencil, die and set of rectangle panels will be receiving plenty of attention! Plenty, I say!

For more marvelous CAS inspiration cards, some with the optional twist of gold, head over to the STAMPlorations site and check out the team's creations.  Dazzle guaranteed!

Now: your turn!  Looking forward to seeing your CAS creations in the gallery!

THANK YOU ever so much, Shery and the team, for inviting me to play along with you for this challenge! Such an honour!

Also sharing at:

AAA Cards #70~Stitching


STAMPlorations Anything Goes Challenge


Thank you for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!

23 comments:

  1. Congratulations! The shimmer and background on each card looks wonderful! Yes, shimmer is hard for me to photograph as well! Love this group of cards, Carol!

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  2. Yay!! Congrats to you on your well deserved GDT spot my friend!! Love your beautiful shinny word sentiment set on a soft and pretty background!! They both are super fun designs!! HUGS

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  3. Perfect card and perfect use of a die cut, Carol! So glad you joined us this month at STAMPlorations. - Sweet Kobylkin

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  4. Carol, so great to have you as our guest designer this month - your cards are awesome. I have to say I love those CUTplorations dies too, and your rainbow coloured stencilling is an awesome complement to that fabulous gold die cut!!

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  5. Yay for guesting!!
    Super FUN cards! Loving that birthday die!

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  6. Congrats Sweetie!!!! I'm so happy for you !!! fabulous cards!!!!

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  7. These are fabulous...love your wonderful design! Congrats on your guest design spot!

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  8. Hey!!! A big congrats on your GD spot over at STAMPlorations. Very cool. Very, very cool. And speaking of cool, your trio of cards are just a delight! LOVE that die, and the background you've created for each card really highlights them. These are so fun. Love 'em! Bev

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  9. Congratulations on your GD spot! Love the dotted backgrounds you stenciled and that birthday die looks fantastic in that shiny card stock! It made it's way right on my wish list!

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  10. Love the die & your beautiful dotted backgrounds!

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  11. Your card is wonderful Carol! We are so glad to have you as our GD this month! :)
    Suchi xx

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  12. Congrats on the GD spot! Looks like you have been having so much fun already! Adore the stenciling...you are quite good at that and the dazzling birthday/s! So fun and festive. Wonderful work, my friend! Hugs!

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  13. Congrats on the GD gig! Great way of incorporating the colors~

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  14. That wonky stitched die is just fabulous - on my wishlist! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  15. Congrats on being GDT! That metallic paper makes that beautiful die stand out even more!

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  16. Jumping up and down!! --> me congratulating --> YOU for your Guest spot! They are blessed to have your incredible talent!

    These cards are over the top! I love the SHINE! you add to all you do friend!

    Patti

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  17. OMGosh, I'm in love! In love with your cards and those new items you have now in your stash Carol! Oh I'm so easily enabled!!! lol Seriously though, your cards are fabulous, so fabulous that I will have to CASE them when I get those goodies. I love that birthday die and been coveting those stitched dies. Who can not love that polka dot stencil?!! UGH!!! Gotta have these!!!! lol What a fabulous GDT you are Carol! Hugs, Brenda

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  18. Congratulations on guest designing, Carol! Your cards are so fun and fabulous!

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  19. Gorgeous background! Such a light amount of colour did a lot! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge!

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  20. Congrats on being the GD, Carol! These are cheery & so pretty!

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  21. LOVE the font on that "birthday" die - it's perfect with just a few dots behind it!

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  22. Love the multicolored dots, Carol, and yes that birthday die is the star of the show, especially in shimmery paper.

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