Saturday 29 August 2015

Addicted to CAS #71

Hello Friends, I'm back again!
This time it's with details of our new challenge at 

Addicted to CAS

and our fabulous host is Joanna who has chosen the codeword

For my card I have been literally 'itching' to try out a technique I 
saw Jennifer McGuire showcasing - Faux Metal with Perfect Pearls
and the link to the video is HERE.  

As I type this post I've just noticed one of my fellow blog buddies has also given 
this technique a go today! Elaine at Craft-E-Place - she may well be kicking herself 
if she reads this post as she's used wonderful 'blue' tones too! 

Here's mine and I decided to go Christmas!

I used various blue and purple distress inks to create a night sky
before adding the Perfect Pearls and dry embossing with a Sheena Douglass
Snowfall embossing folder. The landscape die is from Clearly Besotted and just 
before I made the card I received some 'Happy' mail from Australia! 
Yes ... Kylie's very own Christmas sentiments set (Happy Little Stampers
popped through the door just at the right time for me to add to the card! 
To finish a couple of gems in various blue shades for added sparkle and interest.

I do hope you'll find some time to join our challenge and there's more
fantastic inspiration from my teamies at ATCAS on the blog HERE

Our sponsor for this challenge is

and one lucky winner will receive a $20 gift certificate

I'd like to enter my card over at Addicted To Stamps too where
it's a Clean and Simple week 


I hope you feel inspired to join the challenge and thanks 
as always for stopping by my blog. I'll be back tomorrow with 
the latest challenge details at AAA Cards and we'll be revealing
the new members of the Design Team!



  1. What a stunning CAS card! I love the sky - I'll have to give this technique a try. xx

  2. love the shiny blue sky - thanks for sharing your beautiful CAS card at ATSM

  3. Sarah, this is beyond stunning! What a gorgeous starry, shimmery sky you've created; a perfect backdrop for your wintry scene. Serene...I want to step into it (well, after bundling myself up with boots, mitts, a scarf, sweaters....). Thank you for sharing your amazing creativity in the ATSM gallery!

  4. It is beautiful, Sarah! The faux metal background with the snowfall embossing looks gorgeous!

  5. I love the richness of your snowy, night sky - it actually makes me look forward to winter :) Another beautiful design, Sarah!

  6. Wow ... I'm in love with your faux metal background Sarah! I had tried this technique as well, but mine didn't turn out anywhere near as beautiful as this. I love the shine on your beautifully blended sky colours. Did you seal the perfect pearls after using them?? I bought pearl ex, so maybe it's different, but when I rub with my finger, it comes off. xx

  7. Gorgeous Sarah, love that night skye. Hugs Veerle

  8. when i saw the thumbnail i thought the dots were sprayed with some miraculous spray mist like the goosebumps, was intrigued and surprised to see it's an embossing folder..but it makes more sense lol..beautiful card love the scene and i;m so on with my Christmas cards I feel I should apologize for my entry to the challenges;-)

  9. I love how you blended your blue and purple inks to create your night sky, dramatic and perfect for your winter scene! Love Kylie's lovely Christmas sentiment, too!

  10. You've done Christmas wonders with this J.McG technique, Sarah! So pretty!
    =] Michele

  11. Oh Sarah, this is so incredible!! That blue, starry night is a sight to behold and is a Xmas card I could never get rid of. Gorgeous!!!

  12. you are the Queen of blending ink and that snowflake die has to go on my wish list-yet again another stunner x

  13. Sarah, beautiful use of this technique! Love the balance of white and blue on your card! -Ksenija

  14. Wow awesome card I have to give this technique a try your background seems so real. Love this card.

  15. Fabulous! I looked at the video and will certainly try it myself. Thanks!

  16. I've made a couple cards based on Jennifer's video & now your card is inspiring me to do more! This is just fabulous!

  17. Beautiful card, clever technique and so very effective. Love the colour combination and the CAS layout x

  18. So elegant and serene. blending of ink is so perfect. loved your card.

  19. Sarah, what a great take on the technique. I love the way you left so much sky and all that wonderful white space below it. Perfect CAS Christmas card

  20. Gorgeous night sky! Great CAS Christmas card.


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