Saturday 18 October 2014

October Recipe Challenge

Hello Friends,

I was quite excited about the "October Recipe Challenge" over at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown, this week.  The Design Team has done a great job, inspiring us to create a card using only one layer, with accents (phew)!  I could have CASED any one of their ideas, they are brilliant, but that's not really the point, so I had to come up with something a little different.

Here is my card, which did involve some masking.....

Firstly I punched out the heart shape using my non permanent sticky labels and inked through the "waste".  Then I masked off the heart with the punched out heart, which was sticky, so stayed in place nicely whilst I used my old Stampin' Up Spritzer tool to spritz the background.  My first thoughts were that that would be enough, but it didn't seem right, so I used a stencil and the same Olive green ink to stencil the extra dots.  I peeled off the mask, which protected my heart, stamped the greeting and then placed a single diamond gem on the heart to finish it off.

It is really nice doing challenges and makes us all make something a little different for a change.

I hope you join in and have enjoyed looking at my card.

Happy crafting.

Carole x


  1. Just lovely and thanks for all the details how you made this, thanks for joining in this week too xxx

  2. I think this is fantastic! Love the way the heart pops and that touch of bling is super. Perfectly CAS too! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  3. Carole - your card is wonderful. It's modern and stylish, and full of techniques, texture and interest. A perfect one layer card. Thank you for joining us at 52CCT. Hugs, Gill xx

  4. A lovely card for Christmas - thanks for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

  5. Fabulous Carole - you rocked this challenge. Love your stenciling and the gorgeous pop of red. Thanks for joining us at 52CCT this week

  6. adorable création Carole, pleine de tendresse, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  7. Such a fab one layer card, loved reading how you created it too. I do like the stencilling, I must do this myself again soon. Thanks for joining in with the recipe challenge at 52 CCT
    Louise xx