Hello, everyone! I made this card with three challenges in mind; the cue word 'cut' from CASology; the colours gold and silver from That's Crafty's challenge; Darnell's NBUS #8 challenge (NBUS = Never-Before-Used Schtuff). What I had never used before are both the large circle and birthday die cuts:
I cut the big circle only partially and tucked a pair of charm scissors underneath, to illustrate the CASology challenge's cue word, cut, in addition to using two die cuts.
The circle flap is lifted up by some foam dots, revealing the gold cardstock underneath. Attached to the silver scissors are metal threads in silver and gold - the colours for That's Crafty's challenge:
But wait a minute. Hadn't I forgotten something vital on this card? - No stamping??? Good grief! And I call myself a stamper? Heck, the very name of my blog is Stamped by Bibi! Oy, vey.
After realising what I had done (or not done), it slowly dawned on my thick head (after a minor panic attack) that there was room for more schtuff inside the card! (Ha! Turns out I'm super smart after all! *phew*)
On the left hand side I have used stamps from the set Happy Birthday from Rubber Dance. On the right hand side I have used one of my favourite stamps from That's Crafty!, namely this adorable cat named Bentley (a Donna Gray design). I gold embossed the greeting from African Animals (also Rubber Dance). I coloured Bentley in using Distress inks and a waterbrush. I repeated the same colours on the left hand side (rusty hinge, mustard seed, picked raspberry), leaving some white space in the middle to write a personal message.
The die cut square frame is gold cardstock. I added some silver embossing around the edge of the sentiment's circle, which is also a NBUS die cut (the set has 8 circles, I had only used a slightly bigger one before). I cut the large circle out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper, which has a smooth surface that I love using for stamped images I want to watercolour such as this:
So there you have it, a CAS card on the outside ...
- with a not-so-very CAS inside ....
.... where I've used four different STAMPS,
which means I won't have to change the name of my blog any time soon.
I'm entering my card to these three challenges:
CASology, Week # 232: Cut (due date Jan. 23.)
That's Crafty! : Silver and Gold (due date Jan 27.)
Darnell's NBUS Challenge #8 (due date Jan 22.)
Thanks for looking!