Friday, 2 November 2012

A little too much sugar......

Sometimes you have a great idea for a challenge card, you can see it in your head, but then you put it onto paper (well card really) and it just looks, well pants really!   I had just such an idea for this week's CASology cue card which this week is brought you by the word "sugar"

I had the idea that tiny glass beads look like sugar and that paired with the great sweets from the Waltzingmouse Candy Jar Christmas set would make the perfect CAS card - and then, like a toddler "helping" in the kitchen, I went and added a little too much sugar, well actually, a LOT too much sugar and now you can't see the sweets!

I thought this was too good an idea to pass though, so I had another go, and this time got the sugar just right.  I finished with a washi tape border but I cut the washi into very thin strips by sticking it onto acetate, slicing and then peeling it back off again.  I coloured the sweets with copics, covered with glossy accents and a THIN layer of micro beads and a touch of glitter.


  1. Hehe.. yep that sounds like James in the kitchen!!!
    He's a bit too eager as well :0)
    Spot on with the second card Tara.. love the glistening candy and the washi border is genius...wondered how you'd made it :0)
    Jenny x

  2. The washi border sounds like a whole lot of work but it sure looks amazing. Your candies look good enough to eat!

  3. Hi Tara

    Pleased you didn't give up on your great idea as the finished result is brilliant.

    Thanks for the washi-tape tip too. Very clever!

    Love Jules xx

  4. PERFECT! That washi border is just AMAZING! Love this and glad you persevered! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

  5. Tara, never too much sugar. Hee hee hee Love your card. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

  6. What a great re-do Tara - The finished result is absolutely stunning! I love the 'sugared' sweets and the washi tape tip is brilliant! Vicky x

  7. Glad you gave it another go because the second card came out fabulously! Perfect amount of gloss and sparkle and the washi tape border is awesome! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  8. fabulous card... so glad you gave it a second go! thanks for playing along with CASology!

  9. Congratulations, Tara, on the HM shoutout at CASology for your very creative card! I love how you did the tape!!

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