Thursday, February 25, 2016

Soaring for You - CAS

2/28/2016 Update: "Soaring for You" was selected as "A Cut Above" winner in the Up, up and away challenge!

This card was inspired by The Paper Players Theme Challenge #283, "Up, Up and Away!" using a CAS design.
The front of the card base was sponged to achieve the look of sky and clouds. Five kites were heat embossed with white powder on a panel of white cardstock. They were then sponged with color and fussy-cut. Three were backed with Dimensionals and adhered to the card front and their tails stamped. The sun was die cut from cardstock, touched up with Wink of Stella (clear) and adhered directly to the card front. The sentiment was stamped. The two remaining kites were used to decorate the inside of the card.

Join in the fun by visiting the PP283 blog!

Techniques: Stamping, sponging, die cutting, fussy cutting, heat embossing, embossing resist
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Materials are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp "Soaring for You"
Inks: Soft Sky, Pistachio Pudding, Crushed Curry & Pool Party; Color Box Wisteria & Coral Rose; Memento Tuxedo Black; Versamark
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crushed Curry
Dies: Reverse Confetti (sun); Lawn Fawn (die used as stencil to create clouds)
Misc.: Dimensionals, Wink of Stella (clear), White Embossing Powder


  1. That a fantastic CAS card Melanie! Your sponged background is perfect and so are your kites. Love it! :)

  2. You created an amazing sky background Melanie! Gorgeous design!

    Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  3. Congratulations on being picked as a "Cut Above" on The Paper Players blog! Your card is fantastic!! :)

  4. Your cloud background is beautiful...looks like a slightly overcast day in Arizona. Love the sentiment. And congratulations on being a winner for this card...well deserved.