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January 19, 2022

Krafty Chicks ~ CAS (Clean and Simple)

Hello Stamplings!

I hope this finds you keeping safe and feeling well. We had a great anniversary weekend with blue sunny skies and warm temps for January. We'd rather have rain this time of year, but it's hard to complain when so many of you were/are blanketed with ice and snow.

Thank you to everyone who played in the Krafty Chicks "Christmas" challenge last week! I'm enjoying being the Guest Designer for this month. It is the third Thursday of January which means that this week our theme is "CAS" ~ clean and simple. Here is my card to inspire you:
This card could not be more QACAS. I embossed the front panel using the Subtle e/f from SU. Then, using an unmarked NBUS stencil with various sizes of circles, I blended rainbow colors using CP inks and my makeup brushes. (Once again, I had to hunt down the brush I use for red ink because a certain adorable hamster was using it to put a little blush on his cheeks.) 

The largest circle was blended using Brilliance gold ink which made it very schimmery so, natch, Hammy applied his winker to the other circles to make them shine, too. I added highlights with my white gel pen. The sediment is one of those plastic die cuts that came in a pack of balloons, confetti, etc. And that's it, uber CAS!

I look forward to seeing your creations! You can find all the details and the linky tool on the Krafty Chicks blog. 
I'm also playing in these challenges:
I've made a second CAS design. For this one, I overlayed a die-cut rectangle as a stencil and brushed a background using CP shades of purple. Over that I placed one bud from MFT's Buildable Bouquet set, colored to match by me, glossified to high heaven by Hammy. I added a teeny sediment with love.


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