Thursday, July 4, 2013

My entries for CAS(E) this Sketch & CASology

Hi! Very, very quick post today since I have only 44 minutes left before the deadline. That is really cutting things fine.

I am entering this card in CAS(E) this Sketch #34

My interpretation of these two challenges is this

Supplies used are cream cardstock, gold handmade paper, satin ribbons in red and yellow, assorted gems, Hobby Ideas Crackle Medium and acrylic colours in crimson and chrome yellow. The stamp set is Everyday Sentiments (CPM 078) by Micia. I have used a regular black ink pad by Faber Castell.

Since the CASology cue card was fireworks, I decided to start with a sunburst motif done with crackle medium. I have made this many times on MDF articles and it always looks good. So I used a piece of gold handmade paper and coated it with crackle medium. Then I loaded my brush with both red and yellow and drew out strokes from the center. The most time consuming aspect was drying, which took overnight.

I cut the oval frame and mounted it on double sided tape for added dimension. Then I added assorted gems in different sizes. Some satin ribbons in yellow and red completed the basic card. The sentiment was stamped and again mounted on double sided tape.

I added the green gems at the bottom as the final touch.

Overall, I am quite happy with this card. It is a bit blingier than my regular style. But I think that fits in well with the fireworks theme.

Looking forward to suggestions from you.


PS: Also entering this card in the Keep it Simple #17.

Their theme is the sun. And since I have used the sunburst motif, I think it fits in well.



  1. What a fun technique! I love how it turned out! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

  2. Nandini, love how you have used the crackle medium, and the gems add to the overall effect!!

  3. love the sunburst effect...bling is nice

  4. Ohh my ..that center is just amazing nandini..fab technique and wonderful outcome.

  5. That is inspiring, a really cool technique.
    Love getting ideas from you all!

    So glad you joined in on the FUN at CASology this week!

  6. Nandini what a beautiful technique, the colours are fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

  7. what a gorgeous take on the cue word... love the way you created your fireworks!! thanks so much for playing along with CASology!

  8. This is very beautiful. I would love to mske one

    1. Thanx Alka. Would love to see your take on my card. :-)