CFC85: Round of applause
Create a clean and simple card that celebrates an accomplishment and features at least one circle
And the sponsor for this week's challenge is CAS-ual Fridays Stamps! The winner of this challenge will receive a $20 store credit! And guess what else? There is a new release coming out on January 18th! Check out the stamp blog for sneak peeks January 14-17!
So, on this card, I gave you a little pre-sneak peek of a new stamp set that's coming out. Can you spot the new stamp on this paper yummy?:
I used some Spellbinders Nestabilities dies on this card (the circle and the star). I stamped the sentiment onto the circle, then embossed that cool dotted chevron border (Cuttlebug "Charles") above it. I adhered the circle to the front of the card. I temporarily adhered the star in place to use as a guide. Then, using the same "you did it!" stamp that I used on the circle (from the Woot Woot set), I stamped repeatedly around the circle by curving the stamp on my acrylic block to match the curve of the circle.
To create the star, I cut a bunch of 1/8" strips of white cardstock. I wanted to make sure the rainbow colors on the star matched the inks I was going to be using in the sentiment, so I colored each strip of cardstock using a direct ink-to-paper approach. Then I place my star die on a separate piece of cardstock and traced around it. I covered the area inside the tracing with double-sided adhesive, then adhered the colored strips diagonally until the traced outline of the star was completely covered. Then I die cut that area using the same star die. I applied some diamond Stickles around the edges of the star, and adhered it using dimensional adhesive. Here's another view of the sentiment, embossing, and glittery rainbow star:
I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge! You have until next Thursday at noon EST to do so. Thanks so much for looking!
Supplies: card stock: Copic X-Press Blending card stock; stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Stamps; inks: Tsukineko (black), TPC Studios (all colors); embossing folder: Cuttlebug by Provocraft "Charles" border; dies: Nestabilities by Spellbinder; die cutting machine: Sizzix; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper