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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

CSS Simplicity Sparkles Blog Hop

Today is another Stamp TV CSS Alumni hop. This one features a challenge from Carolina to make CAS cards that sparkle and shine. I'll be the first to admit that CAS cards are always a challenge for me. I find it hard to keep them simple because I always think they need something else, so it will be fun to see what everyone had created for this hop!

If you came here from Karen's blog, you are on the right path. If you didn't and want to start at the beginning of the hop, go back to Stamp TV to find the whole list.

Here is my sparkly CAS card.

I used the "Sweet Tweets" stamp set from Gina K Designs for this card. The card base is Gina K Designs Pure Luxury Powder Blue that was embossed with a Sizzix Texturz plate. The orange layer is from the Gina K Designs Calypso card stock collection and the white is GKD Pure Luxury white. I stamped the cupcake with Memento Tuxedo Black and the greeting with Gina K Designs Powder Blue ink. I colored the candle and the blue trim on the cupcake with Copics. Then I used a glue pen to color in the hearts, the dots and trim on the frosting and used orange and white glitter to make them sparkle. I added some tiny rhinestones below the greeting that I colored with the orange and blue Copics. A quick, simple birthday card that has a bit of pizzazz from the sparkly glitter.

Thanks for stopping by! Be sure to leave a comment at each stop along the blog hop because we will choose a random comment and that person will win a grab bag of Gina K. Designs products! Look for the announcement on Tuesday, April 2. Now head on over to see what the very talented Linda has created for you today.