Wednesday, May 17, 2017

CASometry Challenge 3. Randomizer - Final Stage

Hello!  I'm popping in to share my final card for the CASometry Challenge 3 Randomizer Challenge.  Each phase of this challenge has had a different twist, but this one was the hardest.  You had to choose one of your cards from a previous stage (I chose this one) and use the exact same stamps and dies, nothing added...nothing taken away.  It was perhaps a bit harder for me because I was away from home and had only brought the supplies I thought I would need for the idea I had in my head, but then that didn't work out.
To pull me out of my slump, I used additional inspiration from Jessica's Crafty Christmas Collaboration #3..specifically Sharna's cute critter card HERE. Loved her colorful background, so I stamped the stars in a bunch of colors and quickly ran over them with a waterbrush to blend out the colors. 
The first card I completed was this.
Altenew Wood Pallet Background Stamp (stars)...check.
MFT Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Window...check.
Winnie & Walter Sentimental: Winter...check.
Clearly Besotted Let's Prance Stamps and Dies....missing. :(

For the life of me I could not figure out how to put a reindeer on here.  I had lots of ideas, but the background was so intense, nothing worked.  So I set out to make a different card.  I was a little worried because I'd only brought 2 sheets of white paper, and I'd already used one. This time, I drew inspiration from Jessca's darling owl card HERE from her first Crafty Christmas Collaboration.  I loved the owl perched on the branch and the start contrast between the black and soft aqua background.  I reeeally wanted to blend inside the circle (I knew I could use the MFT die like a stencil), but my card was starting to look too much like my original card, so I did this instead.
I randomly stamped the sentiments, embossed the circle die, die cut my little reindeer (colored him with my inks and a grey Zig marker because that is what I had), stamped little trees to create a pine bough, and fussy cut the tiniest stars in Altenew's Wood Pallet Background set and used them like embellishments (which worked great because I hadn't brought any with me). Mission accomplished! Phew.   Here is the comparison of both cards using the same supplies. 
And finally I'll leave you with a quick view of all the cards I made for the challenge.  (I couldn't take a group shot because I've already mailed half of them.)
Thank you, Anna, for hosting such a fun challenge and for getting me to use so many of my supplies.  There are so many fabulous companies represented in this photo and I particularly love how I was able to combine multiple companies products on the same card.  It's been a great 5 weeks!


  1. I love your last card, Lindsey! So clean and simple!!
    And thank you very much for participating in CASometry challenge! All your cards are great!

  2. Fun and fabulous, Lindsey ... all your cards here have been brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)