Saturday 12 October 2013

ATCAS Challenge #24

Hi there everyone! Happy Saturday.

We have a brand new challenge over at Addicted to CAS starting right NOW.

Christine is your hostess this week and she has chosen a doozy of a code word for us!

When I started thinking of what I would like to do, I was thinking to use either vellum or a transparency sheet. I actually did make a card using vellum but didn't really like it in the end. I decided to have a go at making something with the transparency instead.

Here is my DT card -

Once I had decided that I wanted to create a pair of glasses, this started a bit of a conundrum for me as I have no dies or stamps that have glasses. So, what do you do in this case? Make your own!

I drew my frames and cut them out so I could have a template. I wanted to cut at least 3 pairs to make them a bit thicker. Once I had glued them all together, I covered them with versamark and embossed them with Cherry Cobbler powder.  I added the transparency behind them and a few jewels for bling.

THEN, when I had made my cool red glasses, I had no idea what to do with them. I didn't have any punny stamps or anything! All I could think of was to use 'Congratulations' for being a smarty pants... I don't know if it works but there it is. I actually used some DSP from my Festival of Prints stack which is really for Christmas but the tartan print reminded me of a school uniform.

The reflection you see in the 'glass' are the palm trees outside my window, lol.

We have a wonderful sponsor for you this challenge -

Our CAS Perfectionist will be awarded a $20 gift voucher to the store!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with, but first, you really should check out the amazing inspiration from the other DT members. They are incredible!!

Thanks so much for looking xx

Supplies Used:

  • Cardstock: Whisper White (SU), Real Red (SU)
  • Ink: Basic Black (SU)
  • Stamps: Express Yourself (SU)
  • DSP - Festival of Prints Stack (SU)
  • Accessories - Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder (SU), Versamark, Basic Jewels (SU), Heat Gun, Dimensionals


  1. Love them !!!! Clever you for making your own they look fabulous and I would definitely wear them if they were real of course. The addition of the bling is a great touch they look so realistic. ( I did like your butterfly too )


  2. Super cool specs!! I do like the bling detail on the frame!

  3. wow you rocked this challenge Kylie-reminds me of the story of your Dad's glasses-bet his don't have bling on them!
    This is such a creative way to make the glasses and will you please stop showing off with the palm trees!! xx

  4. That's so awesome, Kylie! I can't believe you made those glasses on your own. I want some! lol Love the bling on them and it was a great choice to use the transparency. They're amazing!!!

  5. Fab retro glasses Kylie - most impressed you made the glasses yourself.


    Karen xxx

  6. So clever Kylie!! Love your glasses with the shine and the bling - fabulous! Loll xx

  7. Very clever idea and amazing execution :) love the glasses and the gold designing on them :)

  8. What wonderful glasses, Kylie! Very creative in making them and adding them on this card! Love that cherry color and the shine! And you did an amazing job of capturing them in the photo!

  9. Hi Kylie, I am very impressed that you made the spectacles and heat embossed them, very creative! Super card for the challenge. xx

  10. Kylie your glasses are brilliant, and they look great on the tartan. Bev :)

  11. Wow Kylie - how talented are you! I thought the glasses were a die-cut, until I read your post - they really are fantastic!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  12. What a clever lady, Love the specs and beautifully embossed.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  13. Ha ha! These glasses are a very clever take on the code word - love it!! :) thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

  14. This is SO cool! You could make a second card like this too - it would make a great set of one for him and one for her! Love it!

  15. creatice, Kylie!
    This made me smile - such a cool interpretation of my code word.



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