Monday, 10 August 2015

Sunshine On a Cloudy Day

Hi Everyone!

Today you'll be treated to a crisp CAS card which was inspired by the sentiment I chose.

It is quick and easy to make too. I used the ARTplorations Clouds stencil for my sun and cloud. Rather than blending the ink for my cloud I dabbed it using a dried baby wipe. This gave it the textured appearance. I stamped my sentiment from the Fond Expressions 2 set and die cut the stitched square before popping it all on my base card with 3D foam.

I am entering my card at:
Addicted to Stamps and More - Anything Goes
Allsorts - Inspired by Summer
Time Out - inspired by the phrase 'friendship is golden'
CASology -  code word 'precious'
Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - masking, I had to mask the sun and the cloud off individually before stenciling the other

That's it from me for today. Pop over to the STAMPlorations Blog for more inspiration and fun ideas. Once there you can also check out the current challenges. If you like working with a theme, sketch or CASE, you're sure to find something to play along.

I shall be back tomorrow. See you the and in the meantime ...
Have a lovely day!
Monika xxx

here is what I used:
stencil and stamps available from STAMPlorations, links are in the text
preview-web-stencil-003-clouds-large.jpeg preview-SRDFondExpressions2
Crushed Curry and Pool Party inks by Stampin'Up! - my local demonstrator
Diagonal stitched die by die-namics - available in the UK from Amazon
Tuxedo Block Memento ink by Tsukineko - local craft shop


  1. That is the perfect stencil for that sentiment - I was thinking about combining them, too! Like that stitched square.

  2. Love this Monika, so crisp and clean. :)

  3. Beautiful CAS card, Monika, and the image and sentiment are perfect together. Thanks for sharing your card at ATSM this week.

  4. Simple but fabulous Monika! TFS! Have a great week! Hazel xx

  5. LOVE this card Monika!! Your stenciled cloud and sun are perfect with the sentiment .... and I love that striped gray border --- awesome! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers. xx

  6. What a beautiful card. Great colours and such a lovely design! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  7. Such a pretty sky scene, Monika! I love how you blended your inks and your layout is just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at ATSM!

  8. This is perfect CAS Monika and I absolutely love it!! And love that detail on the square die. So excited to see you at ATSM!

  9. Love this ..... perfect CAS design and great masking too! Thanks for playing along at Happy Little Stampers ........ Linda xx

  10. Thanks for joining my theme at allsorts tracy x

  11. Oooh! I love this, Monika! The sweet image is perfect for this sentiment! Anyone would love to receive this card! Thanks for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers!

  12. This totally rocks :) superb!

  13. Crisp, fresh and so deliciously CAS, Monika ... love all that glorious white space! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  14. Masking perfection, my friend! Love the scene you created. Beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

  15. Beautiful masking and such a cute, clean CAS design. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  16. Quick and easy perhaps, but the perfect design for that wonderful sentiment.


Thanks so much for stopping by. Your comments are very much appreciated. Have a lovely day! Hugs XXX