Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Starry, Starry Night

First Tuesday of the month means a brand new challenge at Technique Time Tuesday and, I must admit that it was one I'd not heard of and which I kept putting off doing because I thought it was too tricky.  Needless to say, when I got down to it it was a ball, especially with the video tutorial to help me every step of the way. Anyway, it's called Caught In Crystal and it gives a gorgeous sparkly effect and vibrant colours, which said 'Christmas' to me and so I set about making a Christmas cad, using the one seasonal silhouette stamp I have -Dasher!

I wanted a starry night background  and I stamped Gorgeous Grunge stars in Brilliance silver ink on my background, but they didn't show through (the trees are, of course, Lovely as a Tree,stamped in Early Expresso and they show through fine!) So, plan B, I stamped the stars on the card base, making one or two of them twinkle with an added rhinestone. You can see all the glittery sparkle on this picture below. I was disappointed that Dasher did not stamp 'true' - see the hole on his shoulder? But, I kind of like the arty look it gives...

So, that's my CAS take on a very non-cas technique! Above all, I did have fun, so go on, give it a try too.  If you want more inspiration, have a look at the other projects created by the DT. I'm going to enter my card into Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Christmas Challenge and a fab new Christmas challenge  blog called Completely Christmas, if you love and make Christmas cards as much as I do you should definitely check it out.  The challenge is Anything Goes,and there's a prize up for grabs so what's stopping you!


  1. Stunning and elegant Design... thank you for taking the time to join in with the fun,over at Completely Christmas, we would love your company in next week’s challenge as well…..
    Suzy B ~Owner~ Completely Christmas

  2. Thank you so much for entering our first 'anything goes' challenge on Completely Christmas with your lovely card - we hope we'll see you again soon, Hazel, DT. Thanks too for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for March - hope to see you again soon x

  3. :-) LOVE your project! Thank you for entering our new Completely Christmas challenge! Hope to see you next week!

  4. Oh, Louise, this is STUNNING! I adore that you used your panel for a CAS creation--the silver, blues, and glitter all look just perfect for a holiday card, too! HUGS and have a great rest of the week! :) Mynn xx

  5. Hi Louise, I forgot about stamping onto a panel behind - I used too much ink lol! This is so gorgeous, the trees in the background are stunning! I just wanted to thank you for taking part in my inky challenge x

  6. WOW!!! this is stunning :) So glad you joined us for our CHNC challenge extra this month


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Louise xx