June 1, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #55--Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp


Happy Friday!  I can't believe we're starting the month of June!  Time has been flying by, and I'd give anything for a few more hours in each day.  I'm several days behind on my blog reader and leaving comments, but I hope have a chance to catch up later this weekend.

For now, I have a card to share for a new CAS-ual Fridays challenge, which also happens to be our monthly Guest Designer search!


This week we're challenging you to "put a bling on it"!  We want to see your clean and simple designs with rhinestones, glitter, etc.  Sound like fun?

Our sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamp, so be sure to check out the CAS-ual Fridays blog to find out more about this week's prize.


One reason why I'm so busy this week is that my daughter's dance recital is Saturday night, so the week has been full of last minute errands and rehearsals.  So when I heard "bling", I thought of my girl's sparkly tap costume and immediately thought of making her a card for her big weekend.

I started with some fabulous glittered cardstock that I've had forever and cut a piece for the card front.  Using my Silhouette, I cut the word "star" from a piece of white cardstock, then stamped the rest of the sentiment above it.  I debossed a large star over the sentiment using a star die and an embossing mat.

Cardstock:  American Crafts (Ocean glittered), Papertrey Ink (White, True Black)
Stamp:  Papertrey Ink (Star Prints)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Tools:  Silhouette Cameo, Papertrey Ink (star die)

I hope you'll play along with the challenge this week for your chance to be our next Guest Designer!

Thanks for stopping by tonight!  Have a great weekend!

26 comments:

Laura B. said...

So fabulous! Love the glitter and the negative die cutting!

Lynn said...

This is perfect for your daughter! Hope all goes well tomorrow night...I'd love to see a picture :)!

Kim S said...

I loved this before I even noticed the punched star...how fun is this!!??

Tracey McNeely said...

The sparkly paper is gorgeous Christina! Such a sweet card for your daughter. I hope that the recital goes well, there is always so much preparation for the big show. This was the first year in 10 years that my daughter didn't do dance. Have so much fun.

Maureen said...

this is one fabulous blinged out superstar card! Don't you love it when you can use up an old piece that's been waiting for the perfect card? Ah, dance recital season...several of my girl students are in them now too...a special time :)

Sarah said...

Fabulous way to use that glitter paper! And I just love the extra touch from the embossed star.

Jenny said...

This is just glittertastic Christina and then to see the embossed star!! well that just puts it on another level!!
Hope your daughters dance recital goes well tomorrow:0)
Jenny x

Marisa said...

Loving all that sparkle and well done with the negative!

Bethany said...

wow this is one super amazing card! I LOVE the colors and your wonderful design! I can't wait to play along this week :)

Marybeth said...

Love the glitter cardstock you used for this pretty CAS card. Hope you get some free time over the weekend to do what ever you want. :)

Ann said...

Oh. Em. Gee. You are blowing my mind with this card! Every detail is FAB-u-lous!

Kara Lynne said...

Love the glitter paper and that embossed star! Looks perfect for a dance recital.

Laurie said...

Christina this is awesome! I love that glitter!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Amazing, Christina! There are so many details making this a unique, adorable card! Hope the recital goes smoothly!

Deb said...

Love that glittered cardstock!! I have to get my hands on some of that! Fabulous job diecutting your sentiment and adding your debossed star die! Fabulous effect! Have fun at your daughter's recital!

Trell Doxie said...

Love! The embossed star just sets sets it over the top.

Vickie Z said...

Oh..I remember dance recital days...busy/hectic! Great card! Perfect way to use the glitter paper!

JJ Bolton said...

Just beautiful! Love the added touch of the embossed star! Hope your daughter's recital went well!

Angie Tieman said...

This is stunning!! A glittery show-stopper!

Monika/Buzsy said...

So pretty Christina. Love the sparkly paper! The die-cut word looks awesome!

Carole said...

Stunning...I have stars in my eyes, and so much to learn about clean and simple. You rocked it.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Gorgeous! I love everything- the glitter, the embossed star, the cut letters. Fabulous :)

VanessaB said...

beautiful! love the star cutout

Janna said...

Very pretty, sparkly card!! :)

Julie said...

Fabulous card.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I'm so beyond on my blog love, love the sparkly paper on this card.

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