CAS05 – Encouragement Challenge

Mel's Card Corner | CAS05 Challenge

It’s time for another challenge over at the Calling All Sistahs challenge blog. Our prompt for this challenge is the gorgeous sunset and colors shown in the prompt above. Isn’t it gorgeous?! I’ll share my card here, but you can also find it over on the Calling All Sistahs blog along with all the card for the rest of the amazing Encouragement Squad design team (DT). Please stop by and play along with us for your chance to win a gift certificate to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps online store who is our wonderful sponsor each month.

Mel's Card Corner | CAS05 Challenge

I decided to create an ombre border on my card using the colors from the prompt. I used one of the border stamps from the Starlequin stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays Stamp. I stamped it using inks from Catherine Pooler Designs and my MISTI to ensure everything will line up correctly as I switched between all the colors. From top to bottom, the colors I used were Rockin’ Red, Tutti Frutti, Tiki Torch, and Tiara.

After I had the ombre border created, I decided to bling it out a little bit. I stamped the Starlequin border again right over the top of the previous stamping using VersaMark ink. I heat embossed it using some WOW! Wanderlust embossing powder created exclusively for Catherine Pooler Designs for the Naturally Inspired Stamp of Approval collection. If you don’t have it, you could substitute another clear sparkle embossing powder. It won’t look exactly the same as using Wanderlust, but it will work.

Mel's Card Corner | CAS05 Challenge

After I had the border finished, I stamped one of the sentiments from the Mon Ami stamp set from CAS-ual Fridays using Catherine’s Black Jack ink. I trimmed the panel down to 3.75 x 5.5″ inches. I added some of the Mirrors gray card stock from the new Smoke & Mirrors card stock pack from Catherine Pooler Designs. I adhered the panel to a white top-folding card base and that completed the card.

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Now that you’ve seen my card, be sure to head over to the Calling All Sistahs challenge blog to see the other inspiration cards from the Encouragement Squad design team. If you would like to purchase any CAS-ual Fridays stamps and/or dies, be sure to use my special DT discount code shown in the graphic above to save 15% on your order.

Until next time …

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