A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Sponged Star for CAS Mix Up

It's time for a new CAS Mix Up challenge and this time it's sponging.  To meet the parameters of the challenge, your card needs to be Clean and Simple, and it must include stamping, sponging, and at least one other choice from the list on the CAS Mix Up blog.

Here's my card:

To do my sponging, I created a stencil using my new Simon Says Stamp "Mosaic Star" die cut.  I sponged using three different gold inks to get a bit of colour variation.

I stamped the sentiment with one of the gold inks I'd used - the Delicata Golden Glitz, a fabulous gold that doesn't need to be heat embossed.

I bordered with shimmery gold cs, popped the panel up on fun foam, and added a few star-shaped gemstones.

You have until December 24th to join in and add your card to CAS Mix Up.  We have slightly changed the parameters of the challenge and are now requiring the card to have "white space" in order to qualify for the CAS part of the challenge, so please be sure to read the post before creating your card.

Looking forward to seeing your creations!

Stamps - Great Impressions sentiment
Ink - Delicata Golden Glitz, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Brilliance Pearlescent Beige
Paper - white cs, gold shimmer cs
Size - A2
Accessories - Simon Says Stamp Mosaic Star die, gold star gems, fun foam


  1. This die-cut makes a beautiful stencil Susan. Love the variations of gold on your star. xx

  2. Stunning, so well balanced and truly a rich card. The use of those three inks really add the perfect variation in colour intensity. Beautiful card! Hugs

  3. So pretty with the pattern on your star Susan - and so elegant in the gold - love the little star gems! Julia xx

  4. All your gold accents against the white background are so festive and beautiful, Susan. I can just imagine all the wonderful shine IRL. TFS my friend. Hugs, nancy

  5. That die made a perfect stencil, Susan! I love the shades of gold and those tiny star gems! Gorgeous card, my friend!

  6. really pretty, I'll have to try that with my die from SSS. awesome card with all the gold

  7. Gorgeous card, love your stencilling and sentiment.


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