Thursday, March 3, 2016

Plain and Fancy CAS

Today's card is for Color My Heart: Color Dare #182. I named it "Plain and Fancy" because of the fancy flourishes in the background and the somewhat plain circles used to decorate it. I wanted it to be clean and simple so purposely did not use a sentiment. The card can be used merely for catching up on correspondence or perhaps an occasion.

On a panel of white cardstock, the flourishes were stamped. The circles were die cut and hole punched in various ways and backed with foam tape to pop them up for Dimension. Touches of Glossy Accents were added randomly. The panel was adhered to another panel and then to a card base. The inside of the card was decorated with stamped flourishes.

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Techniques: Stamping, die cutting, punch cutting, CAS
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Cardstock: Smoothie

Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Flowering Flourishes
Ink: Watermelon Wonder
Cardstock: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Punches: 3/8",  1/2",  1/8", 1/16" circles
Misc.: Dimensionals foam

Dies: Spellbinders "Classic Circles" & Simon Says Stamp "Dot Circles"
Misc.: Glossy Accents


  1. I don't know about plain, but fancy yes. Great CAS card and love the color combination you used :) Love your personalized background stamped design paper...real pretty card. The circles almost look like they could spin. Thanks for joining Color Dare again this week, and next week look forward to another great combination of colors for Spring.

  2. Mary, you should design B&T paper since this is anything but plain! Thanks for joining us at Color My Heart Color Dare.

  3. Fun card, Melanie! I love the combination of flourishes and circles. Thanks for joining us at the Color Dare again!
    :) Marie

  4. Very nice card! I love that you didn't put a sentiment on it...I am going to steal that idea. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

  5. Neat card Melanie! Love those circle die cuts, so many cool designs. Perfect colors for spring too! :)