"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do." ~Mother Teresa

Thursday, March 2, 2017

STAMPlorations March CAS Card Challenge - Sky Blue Smile

*If you missed my Cute Card Thursday Post today - Click Here*

Hello friends!
I'm back again to share another new challenge with you over at the
STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge
As always the challenge is anything CAS goes, but you can also include the twist of Sky Blue to add to your CAS card as well!  We can't wait to see what you come up with!

Here's what I've come up with for the challenge:
Have you ever started making a card and then what you have intended actually goes into a completely different direction than where you were going?!   This happened to me on this card! LOL!

So I was playing some more with those oxide inks (See more details about this in my post below!) and I thought that the Broken China color was a good one to use for the "sky blue" color for this challenge and I used only that one ink to make my card.  Because this was my first initial play with them, I did many different things to it, but it has several layers of the ink and was spritzed with water and layered more and spritzed more to get that oxide look on it.

As you can see, I've purposely left some of the areas white, so that's when I took the same ink color and stamped some images with the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge stamp set over the left side of the square as well as the background of the white card base.  I also took the STAMPlorations Old Rose Prints Mini stencil and went over the right side & top of the blue square with some white ink and a sponge dauber.  While it was still wet, I sprinkled it with some clear glitter embossing powder and heat set it.

For the sentiment, I did some inlay die cutting by using the STAMPlorations Smile Word die to cut out a portion of the blue square and then I used it again to cut it out in black card stock.  I kept all of the negative pieces from the blue cut out word so that I could pop it back in to complete the design.  To attach the die, I just used some packing tape on the back side of the blue square and then I just pressed the dies into place.

I used some foam tape to mount the blue square over the square black card stock and attached it to the blue splattered card base.  I was going to add an additional black sentiment underneath the smile die, but I wasn't sure what I wanted this card to be quite yet, so I will add it later.

Here's a closer look at the blue background:
Here you can better see the sparkle on the embossed stencil design as well as the details of the oxide background using only one color.  You can also see the inlay of the word die.

Hope you've enjoyed my card today and got inspired!
Please be sure to pop on over to the STAMPlorations blog to see the rest of the design team inspiration and enter your CAS card this month!

Thanks so much for dropping by today!  I appreciate your comments!


1.  Crazy 4 Challenges (C4C374) - Sentiment as Focal Point

2.  Sweet Stampers - Add a Sentiment

3.  The Crafty Addicts - Anything Goes/Clean & Simple

4.  Addicted to Stamps & More - Anything Goes

5.  Crafty Creations - Anything Goes


Margreet said...

Wow, such a gorgeous effect with the oxide ink, Vicki...also the glitter is awesome...your inlay is perfect! Love your card.
xxx Margreet

Mac Mable said...

Yes I frequently start one way with a card and then it turns out differently x
Loving all the extra layering with the on the blue distress card. The more I looked the more I found...Absolutely amazing. Do so love the glitter embossed roses and the black inlaid 'Smile' sentiment. Fabulous inspiration, thank you Vicki x

Chrissy said...

Story of my life in my craft room, wandering into a different direction Vicki..every day..lol..love the outcome on this card..the background is FABulous and love the inlay sentiment.


Kuni said...

Wonderful cas card Vicki.
Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stamper Challenge and i hope to see you again.

Carol L said...

I love the direction this card took you in, because it's just fabulous! I love that awesome blue panel with all the splatters and big bold black sentiment! It works for me! NJ!

jimlynn said...

Gorgeous card and the oxide inks really make it pop! So very lovely.

Fiki said...

beautiful card!

Tammy said...

What a gorgeous card Vicki! I love the colorful oxide background and all of the sparkle, fabulous CAS design!
Hugs, Tammy

Dawn Frost said...

That is such a cool card! Love the colours and splashes!

aussie aNNie said...

Great result with the oxide stamps and love this..xx♥[aNNie]

Asha said...

LOVE it!!!! The shimmery centre panel is just perfect... you know how I love glitter and shine! LOL Stunningly CAS, my friend.
hugs Asha

Jennifer said...

This is so very fantastic! I love all the little details in the ink, and the sentiment is perfect!

Davi said...

I love how those happy changes happen! Your is a SUPER GREAT one Vicki!! I love your card :)

Donna said...

This is fabulous Vicki, your oxide ink background is amazing! Have a great weekend!

Jerrie said...

Vicki, what a fun card! I love that the sentiment is the focus. The blue splatters on the card are perfect!!

Lori Kobular said...

Love that bright blue on your card, and the splatters add so much fun! The roses with the glitter are gorgeous! Really beautiful card!

Linda Simpson said...

Another beautiful card and love the blue and black combination.
Linda xxx

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Such crisp and fantastic card, Vicki. Bright blue splatters are awesome. Thank you for joining us at ATSM!

MiamiKel said...

Superb, Vickie! You are so lucky to have scored the oxides - they sold out so quick! I love what you did with them, too -such a beautiful and vibrant color blue ;) Beautiful CAS card yet it's super elegant and really makes a statement - and perfect for your blog name! Blessings!

Nonni said...

This is a beauty, Vicki. I love all the techniques you've used... Bt my fave must be your use of white pigment ink and glitter. Fantastic look! The inlaid die looks incredible too. You've outdone yourself with this design, it's wonderful! have a fun weekend!

crafty-stamper said...

This has happened to me frequently lol -fabulous CAS card love the colour and splats
Carol x

Ina G said...

Wow! Vicki you make the most amazing cards. This one is really awesome. Love the effect you got here with all those elements you played with. Totally fantabulous!

Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Vicki this is gorgeous! I really love the effect that you got with that oxide ink... I love the entire card my friend!!
Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!!
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

MaryH said...

Wonderful look with the oxide ink (I'm still waiting on mine to ship. Evidently big demand has caused a Back Order situation!) Love the overstamping and embossing on the lovely inlaid blue piece and it's beautiful with the design layout and spending splattered background you've created. Lots of movement too with the way you've done the design layout. Good work and enjoy those oxides! TFS & Hugs

Marlene Bonetti said...

Dear Vicki
Beautiful card, I love the background! Thanks for sharing your work with us at the Sweet Stampers Challenge.
Hugs Marlene

Monika Reeck said...

I love the Inlay on your card and the blue and glitter look so adorable here Vicki stunning added the butterfly and rose too on the blue panel LOVE the idea
I think I will use my Splatter stamp too cause I am not good at making splatter
great idea thanks for your inspiration Vicki
I will do catch up soon
big hugs

Ksenija said...

Vicki, I love everything about your card - a glittered stencilling, an inlaid die cut and a dark padding. Wishing you a beautiful day! - Sweet Kobylkin

BastelparadiesAppen said...

Das ist eine schlichte Karte, aber trotzdem einfach zauberhaft. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme an der Challenge bei den Sweet Stampers. LG Karina

Anna-Karin said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

Donna said...

Stunning oxide background and like the inlay and sparkle you added!

Lola said...

Such a pretty background - never heard of those inks. And what a gorgeous color.

LeAnne said...

This is AMAZING!! You are a true artist!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Distress Oxy is an amazing ink. Only one color and so many different effects! You have made true miracles on this card. I love the multidimensional background and beautiful glitter glitter. Black sentiment so beautifully contrasts on this blue background! Incredible card.

lyn hitchcock said...

Great card thank you for sharing with us at The Crafty Addicts - good luck
Lyn - DT

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