Saturday, 30 March 2013

A CAS Card....

Hello everyone....its been a long time since I posted something here....its not that I haven't been crafting....I have....but I am yet to get used to the blogging!! I feel lost for words when it comes to that part. Anyway...I have made a few resolutions....craft more, blog more about my creations, follow some very great blogs on a regular basis and also take part in a few challenges!!

In the time that I've been MIA, I've also been reading up quite a few blogs, trying out a lot of new stuff and discovering that I don't really need a lot of expensive punches and tools to actually come out with some decent work. Thanks to a lot of talented ladies out there and their blogs and vlogs.

I've made a few cards in the past few weeks and I'll be putting them up one at a time on the blog.

For now here's a CAS card that I tried. You will not believe it, but i only recently figured out what a CAS card was!! Can you beat that??!! Anyway...i guess that's how one learns. :-)

The sketch I used was from the blog - CAS(E) that Sketch.


Here's my take on their sketch for the week. I have used a plain white background and the patterned papers are from Bo Bunny. For the sentiment I had something on the lines of  - "You are my sunshine" in mind. But then I thought a simple Hi! would be the best!! The sun peeping out of the clouds to say hi!! :-)

 Here's another view of the card. The cloud is hand cut. I do not have either die cuts or punches or anything of that sort!! :-)

A closer view of the sentiment, the cloud and the sun.

By the way the sentiment is made with a stencil that I made. I do not have many stamp sets and over the last few weeks, while I was mulling over how to best use the resources that I have, I figured that I could use things that were not actually stamps, as stamps. So i made the stencil for the sentiment and simply used a black sketch pen to fill it. And the sun that you see in this card is also not really a stamp, but something I used as a stamp! I had purchased some kind of a basic embossing tool....more like something kids could use to emboss looks like a stapler, the difference being that you fix these discs, with the embossing design, on both hands of the stapler, insert paper between them and press hard....the design on the disc gets embossed on the paper.....and one of the discs in that set was this sun. I just used some yellow ink on it and used it as a stamp!! I think it turned out pretty nice. What do you think?

Linking this card to the following challenges:
CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge 21
Shelly's Images - TTT Challenge Theme Show us what you got - Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired Challenge #71 Anything Goes


  1. This is very clever - and so appropriate as we just finally come into spring! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch this week!

    1. Thanks Ardyth....i just discovered your blog and I think you ladies are so very talented!!

  2. Gorgeous card! Great stamping and handcut cloud...also love your stencil idea :)

  3. I love your card.
    Thank you for joining us at Shelly's images.
    Hugs, Marianne

  4. Love that pattern cloud, such a sweet card :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

    1. Thanks Julie....the cloud is my fav too! :-)