The winners from the April CAS Stenciling challenge will be announced here next week. We are so thrilled to have over 100 entries --- WOW! Thanks so much to all of you who played along. We loved checking out all your cards!! :) If you'd like an overall view of the amazing cards from last month, click HERE to see the Pinterest Board we've created for the April Stenciling entries.
Here's our new challenge ...
At Happy Little Stampers, CAS (clean and simple) is defined as:
- one main focal point
- lots of white or open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments
This month we are excited to have Bonnie (Stamping with Klass) as our Guest Designer. Bonnie makes the most amazing CAS cards and also shares techniques that she's learned along the way. Please take some time to check out her blog ... we know you'll be inspired!
Welcome to the team, Bonnie!! :)
Here are the CAS Die-cut cards for this week ...
The Iris is die-cut, sponged with ink and then an Aqua Painter (waterbrush) was used to spread the colors. Using Loll's shaping technique (link to video below), the petals were curled with a burnishing tool.
Adding Dimension to Die-cut Leaves by Loll Thompson (3:16)
Adhering intricate die-cuts the easy way by Chrissie Stokes (2:23)
Die-cut Acetate Stencil Background by Michelle Joy Wecksler (6:15)
Dimensional Die-cutting by Joanna Harty (4:53)
Faux Laser Cut Die-cutting by Jennifer McGuire (12.20)
Glitter Die Cutting by Jennifer McGuire (6:26)
Inlaid Die Cuts by Dina Kowal (6:51)
Layered Die-cuts by Laura Bassen (4:30)
Partial Die-Cutting by Debby Hughes (7:12)
Partial Die-Cutting by Kylie Purtell (photo tutorial)
Design Team Call
We have some more exciting news at Happy Little Stampers Blog. Kylie mentioned on the Sketch Challenge post that we are looking for crafters to join our Design Team for the Sketch Challenge and upcoming new Christmas Challenge. Please click HERE if you are interested in joining either of those teams.
We are also looking for some CAS card designers to join our Design Team for the CAS Challenge. If you're interested, please add DT after your name on your entry this month.