Friday, 8 January 2016

Extreme CAS for Christmas!

When the gorgeous Tweety Bird stamp set I won in the Snippets Playground arrived this week, I couldn't wait to start playing with them! And I decided my first make would be EXTREMELY CAS to show off the darling little robin in all its glory.

The greeting is part of the stamp set and is actually a straight line - I gently eased it into a curve on the acrylic block and then quickly stamped it before it could ping back. I wanted it to look as if the robin was singing (do robins sing? Everytime I see one with its beak open, it's guzzling food!) and everybody knows songs don't run in straight lines!

For the breast, I used a snippet of Cricut glitter vinyl. This is designed to use in Cricut machines to make iron on motifs for t-shirts and cushions, but that glittery red was perfect for a robin redbreast! And because stamping on the glittery front would have been tricky, the mirror image stamp in the set was exactly what I needed because it meant I could stamp on the BACK  of the vinyl, cut out the shape and then place it frontwards way about on my little robin. Finally I used Stickles to give him some snow to stand on. 


And a close up because it's always so hard to pick up sparkle with a camera:
 

Despite only using one tiny snippet, I really MUST share this at Pixie's Snippets Playground so Miss Di can see that I'm already playing with my new toy!
I'm also playing along with
AAA Cards - Glitter

CAS-ology - Simple
Fan-tastic Tuesday - it's cold out there
Speedy Fox & Friends - CAS with snow

13 comments:

  1. A very sweet card Jane. Well done winning the prize. I love the way you've curved the sentiment and what a handy idea to have a mirror image bird in the set to use.

    I know what you mean about Robins. They do always having "a beakfull" but they do have the most beautiful song too. A friend once told me that robins are messengers from God. Whenever I hear a robin singing near me I thank him for his song and imagine it's a message from my son. Barbxx

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  2. And that is a tweet tweet card TFS MFP stampshop''''''''''Lis

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  3. Brilliant CAS card. Love how you've curved the sentiment. xx

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  4. Great card and glad you are playing with your new toy so soon. I really like the curved sentiment. Yes robins have a very sweet song which it's always a privilege to hear.

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  5. super stunning cas card and just the right amount of glitter...can't believe i'ms aying that, enough glitter? lol...works perfectly on your card

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  6. Love the little bird standing in a "pile" of snow! Super cute CAS card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge.

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  7. Oh how clever this is Jane! Delighted to see you using your prize right away - and so imaginatively as well.

    Love this card!

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  8. Oh wow, so cute, Jane! I love the red and white glitter. Perfectly CAS too. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

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  9. How cute is this little bird. Love your CAS card! TFS@the MFPSS Blog challenge! kReN

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  10. Jane, this is so adorable and so wonderfully CAS! I love the sparkle on the breast and the snow...and perfect way to bend the sentiment before it popped back! Thanks for joining us at CASology!

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  11. This is adorable, Jane! Love the touches of sparkle and the curved sentiment. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

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  12. Very, very 'tweet' indeed! Absolutely LOVE this for its clever design and simplicity! Curving the sentiment was a masterstroke! Love it Jane. So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

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