Sunday, 28 April 2019

CAS Stencil April's Top Picks


April's Embossing Pastes / Gels challenge was a great success with many
amazing entries.
Thanks to all that played along with us!

Our Top Pick for April
Chrissie's elegant birthday card showcases how pearl white embossing paste adds the perfect amount of shimmer and dimension to her CAS design. She also sprinkled Gold Glamour Dust for some added sparkle that pairs beautifully with her gold butterfly. Congratulations, Chrissie! Your card is absolutely stunning!

Congratulations, Chrissie!
Make sure to grab the "Top Pick" badge below.



And more Outstanding Designs




Congratulations to Ros, Birgit, Jane, Helen, Karren, Sarah G., Viv, Hilary & Marianne!
Make sure to grab your badge below.



May's challenge starts in a few days.  See you on May 4th!


Thursday, 18 April 2019

April CAS Stencil Reminder


Just under one week left for this challenge hosted by Barb!!



Message from Barb
A great way to add dimension to your CAS design is to use Embossing Pastes or Gels with your stencils. You can add color to the background first, then add clear or white paste/gel, or color your paste/gel using refill inks.
* Once applied, don’t forget to remove your stencil and soak in warm water.
If you have never tried this technique before, we have several video tutorials to guide you and lots of wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  Have fun creating!



Video Tutorials:
Stenciling with Embossing Paste by Yana Smakura (5:50)
Coloring Embossing Paste by Laura Bassen (7:01)
Snowy Holiday Scene by Laura Bassen (8:39)
How To Make Your Own Glitter Paste by Jenny Colacicco (13:30)



Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
Thank you!!!


Bobby
(Guest Designer)

Barb
(Host)

Loll

Nancy

Julia

Cathy

Linda

Robyn

Sue
(Taking a break)

The challenge is open until April 24th.
Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.




Thursday, 4 April 2019

April CAS Stencil Challenge


Welcome to a new challenge hosted by Barb.

Check out the Top Picks from March's Ghosting challenge HERE.



Message from Barb
A great way to add dimension to your CAS design is to use Embossing Pastes or Gels with your stencils. You can add color to the background first, then add clear or white paste/gel, or color your paste/gel using refill inks. 
* Once applied, don’t forget to remove your stencil and soak in warm water.
If you have never tried this technique before, we have several video tutorials to guide you and lots of wonderful inspiration from the Design Team.  Have fun creating!



Video Tutorials:
Stenciling with Embossing Paste by Yana Smakura (5:50)
Coloring Embossing Paste by Laura Bassen (7:01)
Snowy Holiday Scene by Laura Bassen (8:39)
How To Make Your Own Glitter Paste by Jenny Colacicco (13:30)

Please follow the challenge rules:
    • Cards only with stenciling, following monthly theme
    • CAS design (clean and simple) - definition on sidebar
    • Include link to challenge on your blog post
    • Enter up to three (3) times
    Thank you!!!

    Welcome to our wonderful Guest Designer, Bobby (bits and pieces).
    She won the February Powdered Ink challenge with this gorgeous card.


    Bobby
    (Guest Designer)

    Barb (Host)

    Loll

    Nancy

    Julia

    Cathy


    Linda


    Robyn


    Sue


    The challenge is open until April 24th.
    Winner and Outstanding Designs will be announced on April 28th.