Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Polka dot tea cup...

Hi there,

I combined a few challenges to make a {fairly} simple card last night: the Paper Players challenge (a CAS card with polka dots), the Dynamic Duos colour challenge, and this week's Deconstructed Sketch.

Now I don't really do CAS very well... When I try it just looks half-finished (when others do it, it looks amazing!), so this one was a little out of my comfort zone... I'm not even sure this qualifies as CAS but I did make it in around 1/2 an hour which is about as CAS as it gets for me!!

I chose a polka dot tea cup for my focal image, stamped in Daffodil Delight and glazed with Crystal Effects. I also used the polka dot embossing folder for the white strip across the card. The background paper is from the Flirtatious dsp pack (which kinda looks like big fancy polka dots to me!).

Here's the recipe:
Stamps: Tea Shoppe
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Stazon
Paper: Flirtatious dsp, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Grey
Tools: Perfect Pennants die, word window punch, modern label punch, circles #2 die
Accessories: Daffodil Delight brads, crystal effects

Thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x


  1. It is indeed a beautiful CAS card. Love the use of the DSP for the background. Thanks for playing along at Dynamic Duos.

  2. Ooh this is lovely! The yellow and black really pops! Thanks for using this weeks sketch!

  3. LOVE this sweet polka dot teacup and your pretty sunny yellow background Amy! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. Adorable card Amy! Looks CAS enough to me and I love the glossy teacup! All 'round sweet little card...songlad you joined us at the Paper Players!

  5. Such a sweet card here Amy, you did a great job combining all the challenges! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos and the Paper Players.

  6. So cheerful!! I love your choice of the Flirtatious paper...a great backdrop for the cute teacup! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  7. What a bright, cheerful card! Love that little polka dot teacup and the shine you added! Beautiful DP too! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

  8. Such a sweet card, Amy! I really like the fun layout, too and how you layered the shapes for the focal image. Great design! So glad you joined us this week at BOTH the Paper Players and Dynamic Duos! :)

  9. I know exactly what you mean about CAS cards, mine never look right, I love what you've done with this combo of challenges! Your little glazed teacup is so cute!
    Kelly xx

  10. I disagree Amy - you do clean and simple beautifully! I really love your teacup card. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  11. Well, for someone who doesn't think they do CAS very well, this ended up being terrific! Love the shiny CE always seems to bleed, so you did a great job! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!