The Beach at Night

 Another colored cardstock entry for the LIM and AAA CAS challenges, but I also wanted to play along with this week's CASology challenge, "Wish" and Addicted to CAS' "Summer" challenge. I used a dark navy cardstock to give it a night sky look, and heat embossed the chair, which is from Stampin' Up, with a sliver gray embossing powder. The sentiment and star are from Lawn Fawn's Upon a Star stamp set, both stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with clear EP. As an afterthought, I wanted a little hint of a shoreline feel but couldn't put it through my Big Kick once the jewels were added. So, I went old school with a rolling ball embosser, making a few wavy lines on the back of the card. Then I roughed them up just a little with a Mono sand eraser.

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Gilded Lily

Playing along today with the Less is More/AAA CAS Cards challenge, making a CAS card with colored card stock. And we have two weeks with this one, so maybe I'll be inspired to enter more than once!

For this card I used a speckled kraft stock from my stash, and created a centered background blending Distress Oxides in Broken China and Orange Marmalade. Next (this was the fun part!) I stamped the word "you" from Concord & 9th's Lily stamp set, using just water to create a shadow on the distress oxide background. Then I stamped with Versafine onyx just under the shadow, stamped the lily with Versamark, and heat embossed using Stampin Up gold embossing powder. Finally I stamped the rest of the sentiment with Versafine.
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