Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Perfectly CAS - July Challenge

I am very excited to share that I have joined the Perfectly CAS Design Team!  This is a definitely a challenge for even those who love Clean and Simple designs.  The objective is to use only 1/3 of your card in the design which mathematically means 2/3 of your card is left clean with visual "white" space.  The challenge opens on the 15th of every month and always incorporates a prompt.  This month's prompt is embossing.

In my opinion white space can still be very Clean and Simple even when embossed (no different than using a textured cardstock, right?) so I incorporated my embossing to the front panel by way of simple diagonal stripes while still using only 1/3 of the card as the focal point.  

For my sentiment I did a light touch of ombre' blending to white cardstock prior to die cutting.  After die cutting (but prior to adhering to the front panel) I triple heat embossed my letters with clear embossing powder which created a smooth shine.  I heat embossed the sub-sentiment in white onto a strip of glossy black cardstock for some additional shine.  I finished the card off with three small black clay hearts.   I wish the glossy finishes came through better in the photograph as it's quite pretty in real life.  

MFT - Big Thanks die
Simon Says Stamp - Because of You stamp set
Fun Stampers Journey - Love Stripes embossing folder
HAI - clay hearts

If you're new to this challenge I invite you to play along with us at the blog.  If you're already a regular, I'll see ya there!  

Continue to stay safe and healthy my friends.   _____________________________________________________________________________

Thank you for visiting my little crevice of the crafty blogosphere.  Your time, comments and friendship are much appreciated.  

Happy Crafting!



  1. Perfect start for your new team! Beautiful clean design that still has a lot of interest for the eye.

  2. Congrats on your new team Julie! They are lucky to have you on the team! The EF background really adds a nice texture to the design and I love the color of pink you used. Have a great week!

  3. Great design and fantastic inspiration for our challenge. You have used the recommended Embossing twice, but in different options. I love your ombre letters. Welcome to the team!