Thursday, 5 January 2017

January STAMPlorations CAS Challenge - Anything Goes With Silver or Grey

I'm so excited that I can continue to be part of the STAMPlorations CAS challenge in 2017. I am always looking forward to the first Thursday of the month to show you what I have been inspired to create and more importantly to be inspired by the work of the rest of the DT and by all the wonderful creations you submit to each challenge. I'm also excited to remind you that you can get 20% off your STAMPlorations order by using my discount code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout (more info at the end of the post).

This year the CAS challenge continues very much along the same lines as last year - each month there will be a main challenge post on the first Thursday of the month, and an additional inspiration post two weeks later. The challenge will run until the end of the month. 

Each month there will be an optional colour twist, and this month it's silver or grey. You don't have to use STAMPlorations products but if you have any we would love to see you use them. However, the main thing is that you create something Clean and Simple, link back to the challenge so others can play along and that you remember to display the below challenge graphic. You can submit up to 3 creations for each challenge. And then the most important thing, prizes! The DT favourite will be rewarded by a $10 gift certificate to the STAMPlorations store, and the runners up will receive a $5 gift card. 

For my first CAS card of the year, I used the gorgeous wedding couple from Becca's Funny Kinda Love stamp set. I usually find it really hard to create wedding cards, but I absolutely love this image. Which is actually strange, as I never like any stamps with images of people. You can check it - just scroll back though my blog, and you will hardly find any cards with images of people. Flowers yes, cute creatures yes, but no people. However, this image is so gorgeous that I couldn't resist it. I stamped the image in Versamark and heat embossed in a sparkly silver before colouring with Gansai Tambi watercolours. Last, I die cut the sentiment using the Celebrate Word Die from sparkly silver card and stamped, heat embossed and watercoloured the heart. Unfortunately the photo doesn't show it very well, but I coloured the space around the couple with a glittery colour to give it a very subtle glow. You will have to trust me when I say it's quite enchanting.

I'm linking up with the following challenges:
AAA Cards - Silver
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Start Afresh (new stamps!)
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Something New (new stamps!)

Card: 300 gsm Daler&Rowney watercolour card, sparkly silver card
Stamps: STAMPlorations Funny Kinda Love
Ink and colouring: Tsukineko Versamark and Gansai Tambi watercolours
Dies: CUTplorations Celebrate Word Die
Other: Papermania Silver Tinsel embossing powder

STAMPlorations discount code: If you want to save 20% when shopping at the STAMPlorations store you can use the code STAMPGIRLKAROLA at checkout. The discount applies to all normal priced and discounted stamps, stencils and dies. The code cannot be combined with other discount codes. If you have any questions or problems, just let me know!


Linda said...

This is gorgeous .... beautifully CAS xx

*Vicki* said...

The silver outline of this image with the sparkly silver sentiment is so eye catching and elegant!! Really beautiful design!! :) Thanks so much for your kind words!! HUGS

Lois said...

What a lovely, elegant card! It could be used for either a wedding or an anniversary.

Ina G said...

This would have to be the loveliest wedding card I have seen. So modern, so chic. Simply beautiful and so soft. Love it!

Jane said...

Such a sweet and touching image, a real feel good and smoulchy one! Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Suchi said...

Karola, so glad to have you with us! Amazing card- great coloring! :)

Macarena said...

Very cute and romantic. Thank you for joining us over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Teresa Kline said...

so pretty, luv the CAS design! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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