Monday, June 30, 2014

Gettin' Trendy with WorldWin Cardstock!

Hello, Blogger Buddies! One of the big trends in card making right now is Clean and Simple cards. That is soooo not my style.! But, I decided to channel my very dear friend Jacquie from the What Did I Do Today? Blog. She is one of my local peeps and she has a huge talent for Clean and Simple cards, with the  added gift of using the most AMAZING techniques! I stink at CAS cards, but for my birthday, Jacquie gave me a set of "Happy dies" and I finally pulled them out and decided to use them (my birthday was in February) to give CAS a try. 

I created this card for the WorldWin Papers Blog and it is my version of CAS (it still has several layers). I made a top-fold card from WorldWin ColorMates Smooth and Silky Gold cardstock. I embossed a piece of Smooth and Silky Fresh Cream cardstock with a splatter embossing folder. I then rubbed some ink over the raised areas. (I guess that's three layers so far...or four...)

I used black dye ink to stamp "birthday" at the bottom edge of the embossed panel. Then, I cut "happy" from Smooth and Silky Black cardstock and attached the die cut shape to the card. I had to trim the left edge of the shape as it is 7 inches long and the card is only 4 1/4 inches. I added some sequins for that extra trendy look.

I stayed true to myself and added some "splash" to the inside of the card as well. I hope that I did a passable job at CAS. {wink}

Don't forget to skip on over to The Craft Hoarders Challenge Blog to enter the June Linky Party!
WorldWin Papers:
ColorMates Smooth and Silky Fresh Cream, Gold, Black

Embossing Folder: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Ink Spots
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Dried Marigold
Die: Papertrey Ink One Liners Happy
Stamps: My Favorite Things Birthday Sentiments, Clearly Sentimental About Birthdays
Sequins: Craft Medley Black and White Classic; Studio Calico Atlantic
Adhesive: Scotch 3M ATG tape; Aleene's Fast Grab Tacky Glue


  1. I do love this trendy card, even if it's not my real Gloria style. I really like that embossing folder - and - gasp - I don't have it ... yet. You did a great job with your CAS card, my friend.

  2. Oh, how I love a well crafted CAS card! This is fabulous...from the punchy color combo to the wonderful word title and the great embossing...I love every bit of it. The sentiment on the inside is amazing!