Monday, 12 October 2015

Addicted To CAS - Sparkle

I'm back!  Oh, my, goodness folks . . . what can I tell ya?  The new cataloguing and indexing system that I laboured over for over a week  . . . solid, is starting to pay off in dividends!  Thank you Kathleen Driggers . . . you have revolutionised my crafting!  I now know exactly where any given (clear) stamp that I own is at any given time!

Today in celebration, I decided to make this card

For the Addicted To CAS - Sparkle challenge

Where Kylie is generously donating a $20 certificate to her Happy Little Stampers Store

How cool is that?  Here are the rest of the pictures and I will outline what I used and how below.

First, I stamped the flourish tree from the Kirsty Wiseman 'Joy To The World' stamp set with 'Delicata' gold pigment ink and brushed over it with Perfect Pearls 'Perfect Gold' mica powder and sprayed lightly with water to set.

I knew that I didn't want the gold to completely overpower the design, so I opted to stamp the sentiment, a Crafty Impressions stamp from the 'Christmas Baubles Sentiments' stamp set with Versafine Onyx Black pigment ink.

Next, in order to balance the design, I rubbed the Delicata gold ink pad down the side of the card and added a black card-stock strip to balance the design and brushed that too with the Perfect Pearls powder.  Then I fussy cut the bottom of the stamped panel around the base of the tree for a little added interest.

Then I mounted the panel on top of the card base with craft foam for a little dimension and finished the whole thing off with some red gems, gold Stickles and some splatters of gold watercolour paints by Fine Tec which is a set of five different shades of gold and one silver.

That's it for today folks.  I hope you join in over at ATCAS for a chance to win the $20 HLS gift certificate and have a great day of crafting!  Thanks for sticking with me all this time.  Hazel xx


  1. Wow, what gorgeous gold shimmer! Also love the splatters and the gems! Really stunning card!

  2. Gorgeous card Hazel. Hugs, Veerle x

  3. Fabulous! I love the gold splatters - very arty! Looks gorgeous. Xx

  4. OOH, I love your golden lushness in this card!!

  5. Beautiful, CAS and definitely sparkling Hazel!
    Thanks for sharing and playing along at ATCAS challenge.
    Sarah x

  6. What gorgeous gold! I haven't tried the Perfect Pearls but they're sitting there waiting to be played with. I hope I can come up with something this gorgeous!

  7. Absolutely lovely with all of the gold and the little pops of red. You are absolutely right about the black - it grounds it well.

  8. What a gorgeous card Hazel. That gold is beautiful and the black really does make it pop. Barbxx

  9. Such a beautiful card Hazel and well done on the indexing too ;) Viv xx

  10. Your gold tree is pure elegance! I love the sound of your cataloged stamps, glad to hear that it works so well!

  11. Your golden tree is dazzling with those ruby red gems! I love the bit of fussy cutting, and the spritz of gold!

  12. Absolutely stunning!! I love the gold tree!! The spritz of gold is a perfect touch!! Gorgeous card!! Have a great day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  13. Beautiful card, love the sparkle and how the tree is off the main panel just a tad. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS

  14. Absolutely beautiful card. I like the edge of a Christmas tree has been included in the edge of the panel. Great idea.

    1. Love the gold vertical panel with the beautiful gold tree and the little bit of spritzing. Fabulous card. So glad you joined us at Addicted to CAS this week


Thank you so very much for your comments you lovely people, they really make my day! Hazel x