STAMPlorations CAS February Challenge - choose happy

This month's STAMPlorations CAS Challenge is:

Here's my card with the color twist:

[How I made the card]
1. Swiped the Distress Oxide Ink pad (Salty Ocean) over a piece of white cardstock.
2. White heat-embossed the sentiment on the swipe.
3. Die-cut the swiped paper with the frame die.
4. Die-cut a little heart from red glitter paper and glued it to the panel.
5. Dry embossed the card base.
6. Slightly tilted the front panel and popped it up on the card base using a rectangle piece of craft foam. 

This is actually a card for myself. I bought this sentiment stamp to remind myself of what I sometimes forget. 😉

Thanks for stopping by! 

Stamp: Choose Happy (STAMPlorations)
Whisper White
(Stampin' Up!), Glitter Paper (Red - Recollection)
Ink: Distress Oxide Ink (Salty Ocean - Ranger), VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Subtle Dynamic Textured Impressions (Stampin' Up!), Dies (Antique Frame - Penny Black, Mini Hearts Set - Simon Says Stamp), Craft Foam, Connect Glue (Gina K)


  1. this is CAS perfection, Hideko! love the subtle texture on the card base. good on you for creating a card for yourself -- it's nice to create for ourselves from time to time :o) thanks for playing with us this month and i loved seeing this pop up in the STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge gallery!

  2. love your direct to paper ink swipe Hideko and that wonderful subtle texture from your EF. :)

  3. Your bright blue DOX swipe really made your white heat embossed sentiment pop, Hideko. I love your added glittery red heart, die cut framing and dry embossed subtle textured card base. A wonderful example of a CAS card design. TFS and joining us at STAMPlorations CAS Card Challenge with the optional color twist: Cerulean Blue. Hugs..Nancy

  4. This is such a wonderful reminder, Hideko... and your fabulous swipe of color is a beautiful way to draw your attention! LOve the embossed detail on your card base, and your sweet little heart! [and your great big one, too! xx]

  5. This is a good reminder for all of us, my friend! What a fabulous swipe of rich color! The heat embossed white, bold sentiment is a standout and the little heart is a reminder that happy begins with love.

  6. What a perfect CAS card to showcase that shade of blue! Love the jagged edges on the panel and the tiny little heart!

  7. You sure have made this CAS card look absolutely stunning. So crisp, so unique and so very striking x

  8. LOVE this card Hideko. Your bright blue is so cheerful and works perfectly with your happy card. Love that little hit of red too. :) xx

  9. CAS perfection, Hideko! What a creative way to feature that wonderful sentiment. The frame and embossed card base are fabulous supporting details. Love your blue swipe. xx

  10. What a super card and it just makes me happy looking at it... Beautiful!


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