Friday, October 22, 2010

StampTV CSS Alumni Blog Hop | CAS

Welcome to another Center Stage Spotlight Alumni Challenge Blog Hop. You should be coming from Melissa Cash's blog. If not, you can start at the beginning of the blog hop over at StampTV by clicking this link.

This time we were challenged to create a CAS (Clean And Simple) card with the following criteria:
One Image
One Sentiment
One Layer + Card Base
Embellishments All the Same Color



This was the hardest challenge for me yet. I am so CAS challenged. LOL! I want to add layers and use pattern paper on everything. So I decided to make my card base look like pattern paper by stamping some fall images from Autumn Beauty .with Tuxedo Black (Memento) ink and coloring with Copic markers. I stamped the crackle background from Bold Flowers using Tea Dye Distress Ink (Tim Holtz). I also stippled some of the Tea Dye ink over the stamped and colored card base to age it a bit. Then I stamped the flower image from Signs of Autumn and the sentiment from Autumn Beauty onto PL White card stock. I colored the flowers with Copic markers and stippled around the flowers with Tea Dye ink. I cut the image out with the Deckled Rectangle Spellbinders die. I used a green Copic marker to color around the edge, giving it a layered look. I finished it off with some green and white striped ribbon and a green button with green embroidery floss. The flower panel is popped up using Scotch foam tape.

Now hop on over to


to see what beautiful card she created for the blog hop. After you have finished viewing all of the blogger's posts feel free to create a card for the challenge and share it in the forum. We would love to see CAS cards created by StampTV fans.

28 comments:

tlgirl353 said...

Very pretty- I see lots of work here!

Giovana said...

Great card Melissa! Your Bg is great :)

Carla (cmsuto) said...

Beautiful card, Melissa! Love the background!

Tina Gilliland said...

Wonderful design, Melissa!

Lori said...

Pretty card Melissa!

Betty Neville said...

Beautiful fall card Melissa! Great job with the background!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Very pretty card! Great BG.

Carolina said...

Such a darlin' card Melissa! Your background is amazing and I swear I thought it was bought patterned paper...amazing work here!

Miesje said...

Yipes! What an amazing card - what an amazing background! I mean - WOW!

Kay S said...

Great card, Melissa! That background is fabulous. I had to look twice to realize it wasn't dp!

Deb said...

Love your gorgeous hand-stamped "patterned paper" and the way the green lifts the focal image right off the background!

Melissa Cash said...

I am with you girly.........CAS cards are tough. I love how you created your "layers" with stamps and coloring the edge of the nestie is brilliant too!

Janeen said...

I was wondering how you got the BG paper to match the flowers. LOL Good job. I am challenged in this arena also.

JaniceAileen said...

Love that crackled background and very nice job on this challenge! It was a hard one for me!

Jennie said...

Just so pretty Melissa! Love the background and such nice coloring. Great job :o)

stampqueen said...

Pretty sunflowers!!!!

joy said...

Wonderful card - I like the background stamping and how you colored the edges with a copic marker -- fantastic idea!

Lagene said...

Beautiful....and you managed to make it look layered even though CAS!

Kary said...

Lovely card with Beautiful background & it turned out really well!!

Linda said...

Great card! I love the image you used!
Linda
http://cardsbylinda.blogspot.com

Becky said...

What a wonderful card, love how you made your own background.

Chrissie said...

Great background... beautifully done.
Super card.
Chrissie

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing! :o)

Jessica said...

Very pretty,it sure looks clean and simple, but the coloring took some work! I know how much it takes to get the coloring just right! Well done!

Pat Jandacek said...

Your background creation is fantastic...well, the entire card is but the "dp" you made deserves special comment. TFS

Moments by Marla said...

I would have never thought that the background would be hand stamped and colored. Amazing job on the whole card!

Georgei said...

wow like the flowers I like the macth you did very pretty

Cheri said...

Hi Melissa, I just left you a little something over at my blog http://stampnboomer.blogspot.com. Enjoy!!!