The wrap-up for the CAS DT Search was Friday. During the post-park fireworks show (i.e., the reveal of the new DT and the guest designers), Jen posted a couple challenges. Winning a challenge would earn a guest spot! This weekend has been really wonky for me, so I didn’t get my cards done on time, but I wanted to play anyway – so I did!
The first challenge was to use bold colors and make them pop with black. The second challenge was to use bling. I combined the challenges to create this card.
I had another idea, but it went terribly wrong. I wanted to stamp a solid reverse-image on colored paper with black ink, but my black ink just didn’t make a solid imprint. I got great results on white, but the colored paper just wasn’t working – so I had to regroup and creating a die window is where I ended up.
I’ve been lamenting that PTI hasn’t come out yet with a second edition to their popular Bitty papers – to include all those new colors (3 of which are used here). Thankfully, with the release of the new Geometrics Background set, I can now make my own! (Though lining up that tiny grid was sooooo hard!)
Oh, and if anyone was wondering, I didn’t make the DT, but I did earn a guest spot. The DT is only a few months, so I’ll be trying again next round.
Thanks for peeking!
Ink: Fresh Snow;
Paper: White, Hibiscus, Orange, Chartreuse, Hawaiian, Black;
Other: rhinestones (various, with blue being copic colored); Friend texturz plate (Sizzix/SU);