Saturday 7 November 2015

CAS-ual Fridays 'The Clean and Simple' Challenge # 145

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!!

Take care



  1. Think you've got this one. This is terrific.

  2. This is just amazing Shona my friend! So stunningly CAS and sparkly too! Great job! Have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

  3. Hi Shona
    Great shaker card. Love the use of the stars.
    Thanks for joining in at House of Cards.
    Best wishes.

  4. WOW, this is simply STUNNING, Shona!!! Love it!!!
    Have a great Sunday!!!

  5. wow Shona, this is a CAS beauty. Just adore the embossing and always love how you make a shaker look so easy and also so CAS...Guy Fawkes here too!

  6. Beautiful shaker card, I love the CAS design! Thanks so much for joining us at House of Cards!
    Tammy x

  7. That background for the shaker part looks so delicate! Great how you combined a shaker and CAS-card in one! Enjoy the sunday!

  8. So that you made a shaker, you are so incredible. Just love it.

  9. Delicate, shimmery and gorgeous, Shona ... and so wonderfully CAS! Hugs, Anita :)

  10. What a beautiful card, Shona!!! I LOVE the fabulous shaker stuffing and the wonderful metallic shine! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Shona, once again I'm dazzled by the elegance and sophistication of your creativity. This shaker is nothing short of stunning! WOW!

  12. such a beautiful shaker card! i love the elegant flower in the window and how the shaker makes it a fun and interactive card. thank you so much for playing along with us at house of cards.

  13. Beautiful card, I love all the detail inside the shaker window, absolutely stunning. Cx

  14. Beautiful shaker card!
    Good to see you at HOC!
    The Leaf Studio

  15. Lovely perfectly CAS card Shona! I love the embossed flowers in the shaker.

  16. So beautiful and elegant, what is not to love - love everything about it! Thank you so much for entering our November Challenge. I hope we see you again for the December challenge Karen P (DT House of Cards)