It's an exciting day for me today! Not only is my son Max turning 9yrs old but its also time for a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays 'The Clean and Simple' Challenge.
Time to break out those metallic ink pads, embossing powders and papers and create a 'clean and simple' design. You don't have to use CAS-ual Fridays products but if you do have some, we would love to see them!!
When I think of 'metal', my mind goes straight to heat embossing and my favourite silver embossing powder. So I knew I needed to include that in my design but I also had some shiny metal stars that were screaming for a shaker card....:
I started off by cutting a panel of white CS slightly smaller than my card front and die-cutting the flower shape. I held this over the card front and marked where the opening would sit and then stamped and heat embossed the flower in silver. I also heat embossed the sentiment in silver on the panel. After gluing a piece of clear acetate to the back of the flower die, I put a few sequins in the middle of the flower, added lots of foam tape to the panel and placed it over top. Sealing in the shaker stars. I glued an extra one above the sentiment for some extra shine.
The flower die is from CAS-ual Fridays 'Loving Bloom' Fri-dies. The flower stamp and sentiment are also from CAS-ual Fridays 'Loving Thoughts' Stamp Set. The silver and gold stars are from Papervine.
I'm going to link this to the House of Cards November Challenge where their theme is:
The CAS-ual Fridays 'The Clean and Simple' Challenge finishes on Friday 27th November, so plenty of time to get creating and link your projects. The rest of the Design Team have some gorgeous cards on the blog to help inspire you. I hope you join us and I can't wait to see what you come up with!!