Saturday, January 2, 2021

Guest Designer for Addicted to CAS Challenge #188

 


Happy new year everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and Santa was good to you.  For my first blog post of the year, I’m excited to be guest designing (GD) at Addicted to CAS (ATCAS) for their challenge #188 - Emboss.  


I needed a belated birthday card for a friend.  The BB Holiday Penguins stamp set from My Favorite Things (MFT) was sitting out on my desk, so I decided to stretch it to create this.


The penguin was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on X-Press It cardstock and coloured in with Copic Sketch markers (BG10, BG13, BG49, YR00, YR16, E08, C00, C1, C3, C9), then die cut out with the coordinating die.  


The MFT Impact letters were die cut from scraps of X-Press It cardstock and ombre coloured with the same BG markers listed above.  Inked them with VersaMark and heat embossed them with clear glitter embossing powder for lots of sparkle.  The sentiment from MFT Bitty Birthday Wishes was white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip.  Adhered an A2 stitched Bristol panel from my stash onto a white card base and assembled the card to finish.  


Check out the challenge blog post HERE for more inspirations from the design team, then join in the fun!  Before I go I want to thank Kylie and the ATCAS team for the GD opportunity.  Cheers to a better 2021 (it shouldn’t be too hard 😆).  Have a wonderful weekend.








Challenges:
Watercooler Wednesday - #302 Marsha’s Special 3-Week Anything Goes 

27 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

What a gorgeous card Trina with those sparkly embossed letters and the cute penguin. It's great to have you guesting with us at ATCAS - you know I've been a fan of yours for ages! Happy new year! Vicky x

Karen said...

I love this card! Such a great design and the embossed glittery letters are wonderful!

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Best wishes (and fingers crossed) for this new tear, Trina!
You always create so cheery scenes and this birthday card looks adorable and fun! Great ombre effect under the glitter, I have never try this! Thanks as always for the interesting inspiration!!
Hugs

Julia Aston said...

The greens are the perfect colors to use with your penguin Trina - what a fun and beautiful belated card! xx

Dotty Jo said...

Stunning card! Love your colour choice so much, Jo x

Colleen said...

this is fantastic Trina! Your penguin is so cute holding that birthday gift and I love your letters all glittered up!

Fran Wing said...

Hello, Trina! I'm looking forward to spending a bit more time looking through your blog - I'm impressed! How could anyone not be pleased to have you miss their birthday if it means getting such a wonderful card? Using the penguin as the 'I' in BIG is a great idea - not to mention just plain cute!

Hugs, Fran

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Could this be any cuter, Trina!! Just love your sparky letters and that sweet holiday penguin turned into a birthday present bearer - adorable!! Happy New Year!!

Susan said...

Happy New Year to you too, Trina! Here's hoping it's a better year for all of us. Love your sweet penguin and the lovely turquoise colour scheme.

Nancy said...

Oh my gosh! So super adorable!!

Christine Alexander said...

Happy New Year Trina, congratulations on being GD at Addicted to CAS. Love your little penguin card, wonderful way to stretch the stamps :)

Cathy said...

The penguin is adorable Trina and the sparkly letters look amazing, such a great design, Happy New Year, Cathy x

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer post, Trina! Love, love, love this sweet penguin with his little ear muffs! So festive and fun!

Maria said...

Congrats on your GD spot! How darling is your card with the sweet penguin! Love the colorful sparkly letters, too! Happy New Year!

nancy littrell said...

Simply adorable and beautifully colored BIG Penguin CAS Embossed Birthday card, Trina. Congratulations on your guest designer honor too. TFS Love and Hugs...Wishing you a Creative, Happy, Healthy New Year...

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting Trina. What a darling of a card x. The penguin is adorable and the oversized sentiment looks amazing. A real eye catching card x.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on the GD spot, Trina! The penguin birthday card is so cute! Love the ombre green glitter big letters! They're so beautiful! Using the sentiment strip to ground the penguin is a clever idea.
Happy New Year, my friend! Hideko xx

Nananas said...

I really love this card! Such a cute penguin and those glitter letters are fabulous! Thanks for joining our AAA Birthday challenge!

Jane said...

Total magic! Love it Trina. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Darnell said...

So good to see you back, Trina, and I hope that means you are feeling better! Your card is twinkly and absolutely adorable! So you!! Take care and keep safe - still! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Absolutely darling card, Trina! I love how you created the ombre effect on the alphas and how you made them so sparkly! I also really love your adorable penguin...such a fun birthday card! Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer at ATCAS...I hope you're feeling better! Hugs, Barb xx

Vicki Dutcher said...

I do love seeing your awesome cards! Welcome to GDing for ATCAS!

Witchcrafted Life said...

So charmingly cute, sweet, and lovely! The ombre letting is a total homerun!

Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

Loll said...

Happy New Year Trina!! What a great start to 2021 with this adorable birthday card. As always, your design and colouring are impectable! I love the sparkle on the letters. Congrats on being GD at Addicted to CAS! xx

Jaydee said...

Trina, what a gorgeous card. I love the colors, I love the sparkle and I love the penguin. This card is so bold and graphic and beautifully CAS. So glad you were our GD at ATCAS this week.
Jaydee

Joy Dsouza said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Trina. I love that colour combination. Thank you for joining us as the Guest Designer at the Addicted to CAS Challenge.
- Joy Dsouza

foleysfriend said...

What a fabulous clean and simple card. I love how you created the ombre glitter letters - very clever! Thanks for joining us as a GD at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.