HLS August 2015 CAS Challenge

Happy Little StampersI’m happy to be sharing a card with you today for this month’s HLS CAS Challenge.

My card is also inspired by this month’s HLS Sketch Challenge:

To support my HLS CAS teammates, I’ll be sharing it over at the CAS Challenge! ūüôā

Here’s my card:


I made a home made stencil/mask out of masking paper and a tiny SU! banner punch.

IMG_6249editedI sponged the rainbow.IMG_6251editedThen I moved the mask and sponged the rainbow 2 more times.

IMG_6252editedI added the string with the fine tip of my black SU! marker.

IMG_6288editedI got a smudge of violet ink on the card front, so I had to trim it. So, I trimmed the panel down with some scissors and popped it up with some foam tape. I am super happy with results!!

I’m going to play this over at ATCAS’s Challenge #69 Banners.

Here is the HLS CAS Design Team

Anita Bowden (UK), Bonnie Klass (USA), Chrissie Stokes (UK), Hazel Kinvig-Paul (UK), Kylie Purtell (Australia), Linda Walmsley (UK), Loll Thompson (Canada), Sue Blamey (UK), Toni Maddox (USA), Valentyna Komisarenko (Canada)
I hope you go over and play along at HLS’ CAS challenge too!

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Thanks for stopping by!

HLS August 2015 Sketch Challenge

Happy Little StampersHi! I’m back again with a card for this month’s super fun HLS sketch!


Here is the August Sketch:

Oh, the possibilities!

Here’s my card:


First I made a sheet of water-colored bg paper using my stamp press and a variety of SU! red and pink inks. Then, I used PTI’s Heart Cover Plate die to cut out the hearts. IMG_6242editedI spritzed and splattered the card base with Smooch Spritz and some pink ink. I traced a large circle die to make the string.IMG_6304editedI adhered the hearts with Tombow Liquid adhesive and drew on the little bows. The sentiment is from Stamplorations’ Trendy Butterfly stamp set.

IMG_6305editedI hope that you are inspired to play along! You can also find all of the current HLS challenges here. Stop over to the blog for some inspiration from the rest of the design team, and to link up your entry.

Sketch Challenge Rules

1. Your creation MUST resemble the sketch. You may change the shapes and colors but the sketch must be recognizable. You may rotate or flip the sketch.

2. Link back to your blog post and not your entire blog.
3. Provide a link to HLS in your blog post.
4. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be different.
5. You may enter as many other challenges as you like.
6. Have fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

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P.S. I made another card inspired by this sketch, but it’s also for this month’s HLS CAS challenge. So you’ll have to wait until the 3rd to see it! Come back here in 2 days to see my card and don’t forget to play along with the CAS and Christmas Challenges for August.¬† August!?