Tuesday, 11 May 2021

On your special day.


Hi everyone, I was excited to be asked to guest design for Retro Rubber as one of the winners of Challenge #154 with this card.

I love using my stash of older stamps, and this is the perfect challenge for using them, your stamps just need to be at least one year old.

This challenge has a tic tac toe theme:

I've gone with the diagonal hearts, heat embossing and something shiny.

I diecut the solid part of the heart vine from an inky background in my stash, then topped it with the outline layer cut from gold foil cardstock. It was a bit fiddly to glue but worth it I think!

The sentiment stamp is from the Especially For You set by Happy Little Stampers, (the company has closed down). I googled the set and it was released in 2016.
I stamped it with versafine nocturne ink and heat embossed it with clear powder.

Here's a closer look

The design team have some wonderful inspiration for you, so I hope you can play along.

I'm linking up to these challenges:

Little Red Wagon, a theme for her.

Mix It Up Chalenge Blog, with the optional twist of up to 3 layers.
My card has 3 layers in parts, but I'd better stick with the anything goes option as it's still very CAS.

Honeybee Stamps lovely layers heart vine die; Crafts 4 U stitched rectangle die; smooshed inky background using distress spray stains; gold foil cardstock; Happy Little Stampers especially for you sentiment.

Thanks for visiting,
Cathy x


Claire said...

Congrats Cathy on your Guest Design spot and you've definitely nailed this challenge with a pretty card. I love the gold combined with the red shades and the fact it can be for any occasion :) x

Viv said...

Gorgeous heat embossing Cathy - a fabulous die and it really pops from the card. Great job. x

Jeanne H said...

Very lovely!!

Pat said...

This die is very pretty cut from gold foil and with the heart shaped leaves filled in with pieces of an inky background you had Cathy and a lovely sentiment too. x

Liz said...

Fabulous CAS card, Cathy. Great design and I love the colours. xx

R's Rue said...


roffeycreations said...

Divine card (see what I did there?) - No really lovely and shiny - Mxxx

Loll said...

The hearts die is so pretty Cathy. Love it cut from a piece of coloured card in your stash. The colours looks so pretty against the gold outline. Wonderful card! Congrats on being Guest Designer at Retro Rubber! xx

JanR said...

Oooh, look at all that pretty gold! Fab card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon.

JulieP said...

This is beautiful Cathy! Love the gold outline of your floral. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die challenge blog.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your guest design spot, and way to shine with this fabulous card! The gold outlines for those hearts looks absolutely fabulous! What a brilliant CAS card!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting and what a pretty card, so worth the effort....stunning x.

Jan Clothier said...

I agree that it was worth the time to add to gold outlines to the diecut. It makes a really special card for a special occasion. It's lovely to have you guest design with us this time around.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Cathy: Thank you for being our fabulous Guest Designer at RETRO RUBBER this time around, we love having you.
Your card is a perfect example of that middle diagonal line on our Tic Tac Toe grid, beautifully done!!
I hope you come and play along with us again soon.
Stay healthy and safe.

Debbie Mageed said...

Such a great CAS card! Bling is always worth the effort, in my opinion, and yours is perfectly done! Love it!! Thank you for playing with us at Happy Little Stampers Die Challenge and hope you join us again soon.
Debbie DT
Secrets To Stamping
Creative Creases Challenge for fun folds

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous design and colors.

Hugs diane

LeAnne said...

This is gorgeous! Such a simple design but full of gorgeous detail and color! Thanks for being our GD this go-round!

Helen said...

Beautiful design - very elegant.

Thanks for joining us at the Mix It Up Challenge.

Helen x