Monday, July 4, 2022

The Flower Challenge #70 - CAS

Hello friends.  I am honored to be guest designing with the talented ladies over at The Flower Challenge today.

This month the challenge is all about CAS (Clean and Simple), which just happens to be my favorite style!  Just remember that CAS means LOTS of white space and simple designs.

Last Summer I was the lucky winner of one of Pinkfresh Studio's grand prizes, where I won the whole release for the month of July!  Included was a stamp, stencil, die, & hot foil plate for the Thankful for Friends set, and I used it for my CAS card.  Take a look:

I started with a white card base and another layer of white that I embossed with SU!'s Subtle embossing folder (sadly retired).

Next I foiled the flower image on a piece of Hammermill cardstock with Spellbinders Aura foil, then stenciled the leaves with a couple Gina K green inks, and then die cut the image out.

I used a piece of DSP from the Craft Consortium (Ink Drops Dusk) that my sweet friend Loll gifted me, and foiled the image again in the same Aura foil, and then proceeded to fussy cut the 2 flowers and 1 bud and paper pieced them to the first foiled piece I had done.  I also foiled one of the Nested Diamonds Hot Foil Plates (the largest one) and glued it off center on the left side of my card base, before gluing down the flowers.  I finished by simply stamping my sentiment (that comes with the stamp set) in black and adding a few PTI Rainstones.

We look forward to seeing what YOU create for this CAS challenge, so check out all the FABULOUS inspiration from the talented DT, and then play along right HERE.  This challenge is open till the 25th at 5:00PM.  A BIG THANK YOU to all the ladies at The Flower Challenge for letting me play along with you this month...I am so tickled and honored to be joining you!!

Thanks for stopping by today ... I love it when you do!


Nancy Penir said...

Double congrats to you, Marcia! Amazingly beautiful CAS card, with the foiling. And the wins! I think we need to pick a lottery number, you seem to be particularly blessed! Love seeing your beautiful card up in the guestie spot! Hugs!

Viv said...

You made such a beautiful card for us Marcia! so lovely to have you guesting with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' too ;) hugs Viv DT xx

I Card Everyone said...

That aura foil is even prettier IRL, my friend! Thanks so much for joining us this month with this beautifully CAS card! The subtle texture [how could they retire this??] adds the prettiest backdrop for your wonderful bloom.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, Marcia! And what a beautiful card! I love how you've used this pretty paper for your flower! So pretty with the foiling! And an awesome job of foiling! Wow!

Lisa Elton said...

Congrats on guesting, Marcia! Your card is beautiful. The shimmer and shine from the foil is marvelous! Happy 4th!

TaeEun said...

I love the simple and modern layout of your card ! The paper pieced flowers look so dramatic on that white background! Thank you so much for being our guest this month, Marcia!!!

Loll said...

WOW! This is an amazing card Marcia! Love the rainbow-coloured foil for your frame and outline of flower. Really shines and makes the whole card just so special. Congrats on your GD spot at The Flower Challenge!! xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Marcia: Thank you for sharing this beautiful card with us as a Guest Designer over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
I love the foil shinning on the lines of the flowers and frame, what amazing hues of brilliant colors!!
I've never tried foiling, but it looks amazing.
Thank you again for being our Guest Designer over at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE.
Stay healthy and safe.

Bobby said...

We're so glad to have you with us this month, Marcia, especially when you wowed us with this gorgeous card. That foil is fabulous and paper pieciing the blossoms was a great idea since that paper is so eye-catching.

Birgit said...

There's so much to love about this beautiful card, Marcia! Wow!!! Your paper piecing is perfect. Can't even tell it was pieced together. The colors on the flower are perfect, as is your stenciled stems. The gold foiling adds so much beauty and rich texture to this CAS card. Congrats on your guest spot. You totally deserve the honor!

Stef Perry said...

I have been admiring your gorgeous card all month, Marcia! The paper piecing was a brilliant idea and adds so much interest. Love it! Thank you for joining TFC as guest designer this month and also creating this amazing CAS card!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Marcia and I love the foil accents so pretty especially with the diamond. Thanks for being the GD for the Flower Challenge!