Wednesday 21 September 2011

CAS Frosting and a Cute Baby

I've seen a few people doing this frosting technique online so thought I would give it a go to make another entry for this weeks LIM challenge - trying to help them get to 1000 entries.

I scored some lines but in retrospect this should have been a bit higher up for balance and stamped my sentiment inbetween.  I stamped the fern in rich cocoa, cleaned the stamp quickly and stamped over the top with frosted white and gently smudged with my finger to get the frosted effect.  I stamped the goldenrod over the top in black and did the same frosted white smudging technique.  I really like the effect but it doesn't show up well with the flash unfortunately.  I think this would make a great masculine card.  All stamps are by Elzybels (sadly no longer trading)

I'm also entering this into The Secret Crafters's One Layer Challenge

I'm also sharing another card which I made for a friend who's little boy arrived early last week - no CAS enough for a LIM entry but I'm really pleased with how it turned out.  Love this range of stamps (Fizzy Moon) and have just got the Christmas ones.  I coloured him on kraft and paper-pieced the star and ribbons and went very spotted with dp, ribbon and papers.  The mum got it today and is thrilled.

 I'm entering the baby card in Cute Card Thursday's Anything Goes Challenge and Crafty Ribbons Anything Goes Challenge

See you tomorrow :-)


  1. Lovely cards Tara love your gorgeous baby card using kraft card


  2. The frosting effect on your first card looks fab Tara and I`m in love with that gorgeous image on your baby card.
    Lynne xxx

  3. I do like the frosted effect on the first card - must have a play with that one!! And the baby card is just so cute!!

  4. Just gorgeous, I love those leaves!
    Thanks so much.
    "Less is More"

  5. I think ti;s FAB actually Tara
    Those lines work!
    Contined thanks

  6. Love this new-to-me technique Tara, your card is simply beautiful :)
    Jenny x

  7. Love the frosting technique Tara and the baby card is gorgeous:)
    Val x

  8. Fab cards - love those leaves!
    Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
    Helen x

  9. gorgeous love the elegance of your CAS creation, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  10. Wow, both fantastic Tara! Your baby card is very special! I love the first too and think it is fine as it is! I do agree a little about the embossing - perhaps you could cut a couple of inches off the top of the card to achieve the balance?

    Hope you have a fabby weekend planned honey!!

  11. beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at crafty ribbons.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  12. Awww, so cute!! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons. Hugs!


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