25 May 2019

Less is More #396 CAS Embossing

Hello! Well, I'm back from my UK trip and I had a wonderful time with my girls and grandchildren ....and the weather was kind to us too, which is always a bonus.

But I'm not here to chat about that. It's time to introduce a new challenge at Less is More and this time it is about CAS embossing...so LESS THAN 1/3 of the card should be embossed.

  Cue Card

Head on over to the challenge blog for some fantastic inspiration from the design team

I have 2 cards for you today so let's take a look at them

1) Floral For A Friend

This first card was actually made at the beginning of April for a card exchange, so I am okay to post it here because the recipient has had it for weeks. It has a combination of dry embossing and heat embossing. And I have to say....I love this flower!

Stamp and heat emboss the flower twice and the leaves once. Colour them with Zig clean colour real brushes then fussy cut them out. Cut a panel a little smaller than the card blank then dry emboss 3 lines along one edge, making each one smaller. Stamp and heat emboss the sentiment as the stalk. Mount the panel to the card blank with fun foam. Add the flower and leaves on foam too, then cut the middle petal from the second flower and mount this on top with more foam. Add 3 tiny gold gems.
Use only the middle petal of the second flower.

STAMPS: CAS-ual Fridays Mon Ami
INKS: Versamark clear ink 
OTHER: WOW! primary ebony embossing powder, white card, Zig clean color brush markers, fun foam, gold gems

2) Let It Snow

On this card I went for the de-bossed look just for a change. 

I'm still making the odd Christmas card so that there isn't that mad rush n October/November.

This is a really old embossing folderby Sizzix and I have no idea what it is called now. So, simple matting and layering with de-bossed to the front, add a die cut sentiment that has been sparkled and a couple of gems and the job is done. This design would be good for batch making cards.

DIES: x-cut mini sentiment dies
OTHER: Sizzix embossing folder, pearl card, light blue card, clear gems, stardust Stickles.

I'd like to enter these cards into the following challenges:

Let It Snow

Crimbo Crackers #185 - Anything Goes
Ike's World #120 - E is for embossing
Sweet Stamping Christmas May - ATG with twist of snowflakes

Floral for a friend

Addicted To Stamps and More! #342 - Make Your Mark 
Little Red Wagon #498 - Flower Frenzy
Paperminutes #589 - Friendship
AAA Cards #183 - up to one third and bright colours

CAS(e) this sketch #323

Time Out Challenges #136       My card uses the colours of the flowers and the lines from the table/tablecloth

That's it from me for now. I hope you found something you like and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


Jane said...

Loooove that first card! So crisp and clean and exactly how a CAS card should look. Thanks so much for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you joining in with future challenges too.

Nora Noll said...

What lovely cards!! Your first card the way you did the embossed lines to draw your eye up is GENIUS. I like the delicate colors on your second card. GREAT design!!

Creabea said...

Simple, but very magical, thanks!

Cardsbymaaike said...

prettu flower, pretty coloring, pretty placement and absolutely fabulously CAS. Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

JanR said...

Gorgeous flower card! I love the cas design and the embossing. So clean & crisp & wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

Nonni said...

Two amazing cards, Sharon. I especially love the scored lines in your first card -I hope I'll remember this in the future... Adds so much interest and looks so so stylish! Thanks for joining us at TIme Out with this one! :) Also love the soft blue in your second card.

ike said...

WoW - I love both of these but especially that flower card. Wonderful CAS cards :-)
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sandie said...

Sharon your card for Time Out is stunning. I adore how wonderfully CAS it is and how the colours really pop. I do like that way of using the score lines...may have to try that one out! I have this stamp and die set and hoping to join in using this, if time allows!! So good to see you at Time Out x

Michelle W said...

Two beautiful cards Sharon, I just love the embossed lines on that gorgeous Mon Ami card.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Your first card is swoon worthy, Sharon! Love the fiery colors and the scored lines. The de-bossing on your snowflake card looks fantastic! And I love the blue matting that matches the die cut sentiment. Fantastic makes!

Julie B said...

Love the crisp clean look of the first card, truly the definition of a CAS card.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM. :)

Sall said...

The pop of colour on your card is gorgeous. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent, creativity and imagination at work. I hope to see more of your creativity in the near future. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

Tristan said...

Great cards Sharon. I love the embossing of the snowflakes and the simple sentiment, so pretty. Thanks for joining us at SSC this month. Tristan DT.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Sharon! Your old embossing folder looks brand new with the die cut! It's a beautiful snowflake creation, and I'm so glad you are getting a head start on your Christmas stash. It's helpful, isn't it Lovely card! Thank you for uploading your pretty project to Christmas at the Sweet Stampin’ Challenge . Hope to see more of your creative submissions in the future.
Warm Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Izzy Scrap said...

Two beautiful cards, Sharon ! I really love the Clean and Simple look of your first card, so gorgeous with those bright colours and the 3 embossed lines. Just perfect. Very creative 2nd card by using the de-bossed look on the front of the card. It looks like it has been die cut and layered white on white. Very stylish and inspiring, thanks for the tip. Hugs xx

HilaryJane said...

I just love that first card, the colours are great and it is finished off beautifully with those embossed lines. I am not at all surprised that it is a winner xx

Borqna said...

Wonderful CAS cards!
Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
Expect our new challenge tomorrow with the letter "F"!
Good luck!