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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.

46 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a celebration cupcake! Very cute~

Sharon said...

So cute - love the colors you used.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Kay, this is such a fun creation! Glad you hopped with us!

K and P's Mom said...

What a happy card!

Thanks for a chance to win.

Mary O'Neal
redpupper@aol.com

Unknown said...

that is such a cute cupcake!
thanks
Holly

stampqueen said...

What a sweet cupcake!!!

Carol said...

Lovely project, thanks for sharing your ideas!

Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

joann said...




this card is adorable. jossie38

Pamela Selinski said...

Well Kay this card sure doesn't look like you have a problem with CAS cards. I love it and just the right amount of shine.

Marilyn C. said...

adorable - love the simplicity

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Cute card. Love the way the cupcake is decorated.

gobluektb said...

Oooo, I really like your choice of colors. I could stare at this card all day. :)

Lee Kendel said...

bling and a cupcake. It doesn't get much better than that

Robin said...

So cute!

Judy Woodland said...

your card is as sweet as can be, no pun intended...LOL. I love this stamp set, you have done a great job here.

Lynne said...

Yummy!

Wilma said...

Your Sparkly cupcake looks good enough to eat.

ddlady said...

I agree with Wilma. Your glittery cupcake looks good enough to eat right now!

Kathryn A said...

Sweet and simple!

Stampin_melissa said...

Such a fun and cute card! Yumm!

Cheryl Depler said...

Looks good enough to eat! Thank you.

Golda said...

This is definitely sparkly and beautiful!

Lee said...

Cute enough to eat! Yummy! Nice job. TFS

rscholz said...

What a cute CAS card. It brought a smile to my face. Thanks for sharing.

Nanc said...

Love the cuocake. I'm going add sparkle to mine thanks.

BeverlyBL said...

Cute card and I love the frosting.

Donna Phelan said...

Super Cute (and YUMMY!) :)

Payne Holler Cards said...

So sweet! Now I need some sugar (-:

Pat Jandacek said...

mmmm - looks good enough to EAT!

Sharon Underwood said...

Love this -- that cupcake looks yummy!

redwasher1 said...

Kay, your card is so yummy!!! Fabulous job.

Oneofakind said...

Very cute card. I have not used this set yet. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Brenda said...

Kay this fantastic!!!!

Kris in Alaska said...

Nobody could resist a sparkly cupcake! Awesome!

Kris in Alaska
funamom at yahoo dot com

Sharyn Polesel said...

Beautiful card, and great choice of colors. Isn't that a fun stamp? I have used it several times. It just makes me happy!

mtscrapgal said...

That cupcake is too pretty to eat. Great sparkle. Thanks

Petite Fleur said...

Make a wish to win the grab bag of Gina. Great card!

Carolina said...

Such a sweet birthday card Kay!!!

Betty Neville said...

Wonderful birthday card, Kay! Love how you did the icing!

Nadine Yates said...

What a bliny happy card. The frosting looks real, loved the way you did it. Thanks for sharing such a cute and happy card.

Gayle said...

Fun CAS birthday card, Kay.

gobarb26 said...

Very cute and sparkly!

Julie S. said...

Very sweet card!

Ava Gavloski said...

that is truly a sweet card

Cheryl Wright said...

Great card! I love all the sparkle. I always say less is more, and in this case, it certainly is!

Angie said...

What a cute cupcake! Love all the sparkle!