Saturday, November 21, 2015

Happy 3rd Birthday to Addicted to CAS Challenge



Hi there blog friends ~ We have a very special blog post for you this week at Addicted to CAS Challenge, but before I go into the details, I want to let you know that Loll is our hostess, and Gerrina is our Guest Designer! 

Also, Kylie has given our blog an amazing makeover, and a brand new blog badge...Please feel free to download the new badge for your sidebar and challenge post ~



Addicted to CAS Challenge Blog is celebrating our 3rd Birthday, and we are asking everyone to create a card with dimension. To celebrate this special event, we have several sponsors, who are offering some fabulous prizes ~ Also, winners will be chosen at random!!!

- Happy Little Stampers Prize: $20 gift certificate
- Dee's Artsy Impressions Prize: Balloons & Banners Stamp Set
- A Day for Daisies Prize: $12.00 Gift Card
- Sami Stamp Shop Prize: $12.00 Gift Card
- Clearly Besotted Stamps Prize: £20 e-gift card
- Bugaboo Stamps Prize: 7 Digi's
- Scribbles Designs Prize: 3 Images
- Scrappiness Designs Prize: $5.00 Voucher to the store



In honor of this event, I decided to make two birthday cards:



This is where my MISTI came in handy, because I used three distinct colors to create the ombre effect on this card. To add dimension, I stacked 4 layers of the die cut sentiment, and added a layer of dark gray cardstock to create a shadow. A few gem stones, flowers and a stamped sentiment, and this card was finished!

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For my 2nd card, I created three layers of cardstock in white, silver and red, and lined up diagonal strips of bright colored papers in rainbow order, before die cutting the sentiment. The embossed fireworks were part of a gift from a very sweet and generous friend...Thanks again, V!!!

Well, that's it for me today...I hope you'll visit us at the Addicted To CAS Blog to see all of the wonderful inspiration from the Design Team girls, and join us in the ATCAS Birthday Celebration! Have a great weekend,
















 

22 comments:

Betty Keefe said...

love all your ombre effect cards - how did we ever live without the MISTI??

Anita in France said...

These are both wonderful, Barb ... those rainbow stripes are just so happy (of course!!) ... and your ombré die cut with those sweet blooms at each end is just delicious ... love it! Hugs, Anita :)

Kay Miller said...

Oh they are both just beautiful Barb! I love the three toned sentiment on the first one and the multicolors on the second one! Both so fun and sure to brighten up anyone's birthday! (Hugs)

lostinpaper said...

Both cards are so cheery and happy Barb, love the multicoloured die cut sentiment 'happy'!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Love the ombre! Cool idea to use the Misti for that! I would have just inked up the stamp with different inks and hoped for the best .... have to remember that trick!

Cat Craig said...

Both cards are fabulous, bright, happy and screamingly festive. Love them.

Loll said...

Two beautiful birthday cards Barb!! Love the dimension from your ombre stacked sentiment. And the rainbow card is so fun and happy! :) xx

Kylie said...

Awesome, bright and fun cards Barb! LOVE them. Thanks so much for being part of the team as one amazing designer!! xx

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Gorgeous, gleaming striking, vibrant and fabulous cards.
Wonderful dimensions and I'm swooning! Sarah x

I Card Everyone said...

Dimension abounds here, Barb!! I especially LOve that embossed firework!
=]

Ksenija Rizova said...

Barb, both cards are fabulous! Fireworks caught my attention, really! It is so festive!

Rosemary said...

fabulous set of birthday cards, barb... so bright and cheerful!

cm said...

You've infused 'celebration' into both cards in fine style, Barb! The ombre of the first happy, bookended with the sweet flowers, is so pretty. The pretty rainbow of the second, with the shimmery fireworks, is eye-catching! Love the dimension you created in stacking layers!
Hugs~c

Deepti said...

Oh my goodness this is gorgeous ! Your use of colors is incredible :) love how happy and bright these cards are!

Doni High said...

Both of your cards are terrific! Love the dimension that the layered die cuts achieves...and the grey layer to add a shadow is a great idea!

Barbara Derksen said...

Hi Barb,

Your card is "WOW" - so tasteful and detailed - love the graduated color and really does stand out. I love this!

Barb

Bhavana said...

Loved the way you added the dimension to your card. Loved all the details on your card.

Anja Curvers said...

Wow love both of your cards. Such a great design and beautiful colors. Congrats on the 3th birthday of ATCAS.

Gerrina said...

Two beautiful cards! So festive on the second and beautiful ombre on the first... Have a colourfull weekend!

Greta said...

2 great cards, Barb! I especially love the look of the ombre "happy"--really lovely effect!

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Barb, hope all is well with you. Both cards are gorgeous love the big bold ombre happy on the first and the fantastic multicoloured happy on the second. A big happy birthday to you and all of the team.

Marie

Jaydee said...

Barb this is beautiful. I love the pops of color and all that wonderful white space. Great layout too. The ombre happy is fabulous.
hugs
jaydee