CASual Friday Challenge!

Morning, I'm super excited to say I'm back as part of the NEW CAS-ual Friday Challenge team which is running along side the even NEWER cas-UAL Chic Challenge, both challenge use the same theme but one is for CAS cards whereas the other is for cards with more layers and embellishments. This means you can take your pick and go with your preferred style of even better have a go at both!

Anyway, the theme this month is "embossing" and you can include any kind. 

So here's my little card. I have created the background by embossing with the dies from the 'Shuffle' Fri-dies set. To do this in case you didn't know, you'll need a rubber embossing mat for your die-cutting machine. Then all you do is layer up (from the bottom) base plate/cutting plate, embossing/rubber mat, card, die, top plate. This way your die doesn't cut as it doesn't get as much pressure on it. I kept moving the little dies on the card to create my pattern. 

After I'd cut the embossed card with a basic rounded corner die (and the base card to match) I applied some Distress ink all over it to emphasise the embossing detail and give a blackboard/chalkboard look.

Finally, to add the little bit of detail I cut a single heart and inked it with red and attached it over an embossed version of the die. Then I added the sentiment strip made using a stamps from the "in the cards" stamp set and a few red sequins. 

There you have it, I do hope you get a chance to play along with us. Thanks for stopping by, it's feeling good to be back crafting and blogging!

Rebecca x x


  1. Gorgeous! Will definitely be having a go at this challenge! Xx

  2. This is such a clever idea, have never tried it before so thanks for the inspiration! Brilliant CAS card and love the pop of red. I really like the background you have to your photos too, its gorgeous. So excited to be on the CAS team with you!

  3. This is so gorgeous!!! That background you created looks like yummy velvet, blows me away!!