Sunday, August 2, 2015

OCC Background Check Day 4-6

Hello everybody! How was your weekend? I spent Saturday trying to catch up on homework for Online Card Class Background Check. This card is a combination from Days 4, 5 & 6.

This is one of the most CAS cards I've ever made, although it was a little bit of work. Kristina Werner showed how she embossed a background and then colored it with Distress Inks. I decided to try the same thing but with a different embossing folder. With the embossing, the card showed a cupcake in the bottom right-hand corner and dots all the way around the card. Trying my Smooch inks for the first time, I barely touched each dot with blue, then outlined the cupcake in red, blue and gold Smooch colors before adding a touch of gold Stickles. After layering onto blue cardstock, I stamped the Happy and die cut the Birthday. I then added some blue bling for the final touch.

I'm not real happy with this card, but it's okay considering all the steps it took. I will continue to look for an embossing folder with flowers that might work better.

Thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate your visits and comments very much, and I hope to see you again real soon.


  1. Well done! I've always been to scared to try this technique but you've inspired me to try it out, maybe this weekend. I know your not happy with it (we are our worst critic) but I think it looks fantastic. And yay you for trying such a CAS design. Its funny because I make a lot of CAS cards and my husband can never work out why they take so long to do. It seems the less you have on a card, the harder the decisions are as to what to put on it. Looks like you enjoyed the class and look forward to seeing other techniques in future cards.

  2. So adorable and cute! Love the embossing folder you used, it's just so sweet!! And you colored it perfectly!!

  3. Sharon, very cute - I have some cute little animals that I love to use - they make fun cards! Also love House Mouse images! Hugs!


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