Time Out DT #58, Addicted to Stamps & More #196, CAS Mix Up – June

Hello … bonjour!  Hope your week is going along splendidly!  I’m here with a squeaky clean new fabulous challenge from Time Out, where we have a Home Sweet Home photo to inspire you (below) … here’s my take on it …

Time Out DT 58

Time Out         

Yep, particularly CAS .. with tiny touches of colour picked up from the stained glass door.  I cut the SSS grid border die (now discontinued) into a white card panel and captured all the little squares on removable tape to make it easy to use them later.  The cut panel was adhered flat to the base card, I stamped the SSS big ‘happy’, white embossed the ‘birthday’ (also SSS) onto black card and coloured in a heap of the squares with Promarkers, using the stained glass as a guide for my colours.  The squares were slotted into random spaces in the grid and covered with Glossy Accents … and the tiny sentiment was trimmed to size and fixed in place.

This card was made for my lovely friend Susanne at Keep in Touch Cards … it was her birthday yesterday … and I think it might even have been there in time for the celebrations (as some of you know, that’s not my forté … I’m working on it!).  Happy, Happy Birthday, Susanne … hope you had an amazing day … wishing you a fantastic, joyful and laughter filled year to come!  Why not pop over and see the wonderful inspiration on offer over at Keep in Touch … you’ll have a fabulous time … and you can leave the birthday girl some love while you’re there!

What does your creative eye see in our picture … bricks, door, ironwork, steps, graphic shapes or something else?  Whatever it is, why not let your fingers get to work and play along with us … we’d love to see you in the gallery!  All the details are over at the Time Out blog … along with a ton of inspiration from our awesome DT and from our fabulous and talented Guest Designer, Karren J at Stamping Stuff (go for a visit … you know you want to!)

I’m playing along with …

Addicted to Stamps & More – Anything Goes

CAS Mix Up – Stamping and Die Cuts …plus heat embossing, alcohol markers, Glossy Accents

Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂




47 thoughts on “Time Out DT #58, Addicted to Stamps & More #196, CAS Mix Up – June

  1. karrenj

    Those little dots of color are amazing and create so much interest! Your card is just gorgeous and I’m sure Susanne loves it.

  2. aileen

    Beautiful card Anita, love how you have used this die cut with some of the wee little squares in colour. Overtime I cut mine out the room ends up looking like confetti land

  3. Izzy Scrap

    Magnifique carte Anita ! Superbe interprétation de la photo, ça va être dur pour nous de penser à autre chose ! J’adore les petits carrés, on dirait des carreaux de mosaïque, surtout avec le glossy accent ! Encore une carte CES (Classe et Simple ;-)) comme je les aime. Je cours visiter le blog de l’heureuse élue…å bientôt !

  4. Cathy R

    Gorgeous card Anita, love the diecut panel, reminds me of a Mondrian type painting, I’m sure Susanne will love it, Cathy x

  5. Michele

    I adore that die, Anita! No, it still doesn’t live in my home, sweet home – which makes me love it more each time you do another something magical with it! LOve the random colors, and that you’ve made them each like glass – magnifique! xx

  6. Jeanne

    What a pretty card! I think that grid die is so neat and adore the bits of color you added to it. Very smart! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Susi

    Fab card, Anita – love the scattered touches of colour inside the diecut and that sentiment complements everything beautifully!

  8. born57

    Your take on the inspration photo is just perfect! Love your CAS design ,you always come up,with fun and creative ideas! Beautiful card for your friend,happy to know I’m not the only one who mails late. I make the cards ahead of time then forget to mail.

  9. susannev2014

    Yes, it did arrive on time! I can assure everybody that even though it looks fabulous on the screen it looks even more fantastic in real life! I absolutely love it! Thank you so much for thinking of me, the kind words and shout out! (It already worked!)
    Lots of love and hugs,

  10. Daria Z.

    Anita, I love how you interpreted the inspiration photo. I’m going to have to play with that die cut again soon.

  11. BarbGhig

    Oh, I just LOVE all the little pops of color with your crisp, clean design, Anita! You sure know how to create an eye-catching card! So happy that you’re playing along with us this week at ATSM…we love seeing your beautiful cards in the gallery 🙂

  12. Bonnie

    What an awesome take on that inspiration photo, Anita! Love, love, love those tiny colored squares! Gorgeous design and I know Susanne loves this card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. conil

    Gaaaaaaah! How do you keep coming up with these clean and, oh s, striking designs. Think my brain went on hiatus when I saw this one. Darn girl, you simply nailed the inspiration. All that glorious whites space, bold sentiment and touches of vibrant color just flipped me out. And based on my size, that isn’t easy. So good to have talented and brilliant friends like you.

  14. lollthompson

    LOVE your interpretation of the photo, Anita. So creative, unique and fun. Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  15. Jen W.

    Graphic, CAS fabulousness, Anita! Love the pops of colour and the tiny “birthday” tucked into the grid. I think I have this die somewhere – thanks for reminding me to dig it out! 🙂

  16. Rose J

    Love the simplicity of your card Anita & how those tiny blocks of colour just pop right out! A creative take on the stain glass window inspiration.

  17. Cornelia (fun stamping)

    This is THE perfect card for the challenge – so smart to use those tiny squares and color them! The glossy accents add to the perfection as does the tiny birthday – fit perfectly! I too have that die – still NBUS – I think I said that last time when you used it…..

  18. Brenda Lawrence

    Wow on the inspiration photo and wow to your card Anita! I love that you took off with the colors from the stain glass door. I love those little square cuts outs too and the pop of color in some of them. The shiny colors look just like stain glass. A beautiful birthday card! Hugs, Brenda

  19. djkardkreations

    This is brilliant, Anita! That fab grid die cut is perfection for the photo inspiration with the itty-bitty panes of colors! I am digging how that little “birthday” fits perfectly in there, too!! I hope you aren’t being impacted by the terrible flooding!! LYAMYMA!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo

  20. Bev

    I figured out Miss D.’s LYAMYMA…and ditto! Your card is brilliant. It’s like TO had this die in mind when they created this challenge. But in reality, your mind went to the perfect die, and you’ve made the perfect card. Fantabulous!! Are you getting the flooding that Paris and other parts of France are getting? Do let us know that you’re safe. xoxo

  21. Nonni

    I bet the dimension you created with glossy accents looks amazing in real life. Very cool card, I love the graphic look! xxx

  22. Geri G

    This clean and simple graphic beauty sent my heart into super-duper-pitter-patter motion! You ABSOLUTELY NAILED the inspiration photo here pal! I love the bold ‘Happy’ but I really, REALLY love where you snuggled the cute little ‘birthday’ in! You rocked ‘creativity’ here pal!

    This is now my new #1 “Favorite Anita Card”.

  23. Tracey McNeely

    Anita this is such a fabulous take on the Time Out challenge. That die and those tiny coloured dots–be still my CAS loving heart! Well done and have a wonderful weekend! ~hugs

  24. Sharron Gregory

    Wonderful take on the challenge photo! Love how you used the die. Those little pops of color are so perfectly placed and make such an awesome design. Glossy Accents really carry out the stained glass look.

  25. Jill Vickers

    Beautiful card Anita! I love the CAS design and how you added the touches of Glossy Accents to each of the squares – perfect! Love this! Jill

  26. ElizStewart

    Anita… I saw your card and went “OH, WOW!” You were clearly thinking…the die you chose was brilliant! I loved how you filled the squares… the simplicity is perfect!

  27. jmhave44

    Clean, fresh & so original to think of using this border grid as you’ve done, to interpret your inspiration photo. Love the bright pops of color tucked along in the apertures…You’re amazing with these CAS designs, that still have lots of complexity in the finished effort. TFS

  28. maria f.

    I’m in awe. What a creative take on that photo. I must admit I have no ideas for it! Such an uber CAS idea to use that grid die and color a few “windows”. What I love most? How you made “birthday” fit in the grid so perfectly! Off to visit Susanne.

  29. Petra

    Such a pity that grid die is discontinued, hey – I love it when you use it, Anita!!!!! And agian you have used it in a wonderful way to make a wonderful CAS card, my friend!!!!! Love how you’ve added just the few coloured blocks for a fun look!!! The font of the ‘happy’ is lovely and festive!!!! Such a great card!!!!

  30. TK

    Great card — love those little pops of color in that wonderful border die! And that big sentiment? Well, it’s just wondermous!

  31. susanbri

    Love those little glossy coloured squares! What a brilliant take on the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for explaining how you made it, and thanks for joining us at CAS Mix Up.


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