CASology #87: BLUSH


It’s time to get your pink on this week over at CASology!  That is, if you take the cue word along that path with your interpretation!  I did.  BLUSH made me think of cosmetics.

10 Secrets I Learned at Makeup Artist School

 Using this photo as my inspiration, I created a simple thank you card…

Stamps:  Stamps of Life (crayons2stamp – sentiment)

I wanted to use the Rule of Three on my card as well as preserve lots of that heavenly white space that defines CAS cards!  Using three different shades of pink cardstock, I punched out three 3/4-inch circles.  I then applied SU’s Dazzling Diamonds glitter to each one using Heat & Stick Powder.  One little word of advice:  do NOT aim your heat gun at your piles of glitter!!!  (My craft table and the surrounding area are glistening quite prettily right now…)  All I could do was stomp my foot and laugh at myself!  But, I digress.  The little circles now possess some pretty sparkle to go with the cosmetic idea and I framed them with a piece of black cardstock and popped the entire main panel up with foam dots.

I hope you’ll take some time to visit the rest of the design team members’ blogs as well as this week’s guest designer’s blog! They’ve come up with some great interpretations of the cue word and explain their Clean & Simple designs in more detail.

Guest Designer:  Jeanne 

Don’t forget to link up your own BLUSH creation on the challenge blog by Monday at NOON (CDT)!

Spring break is in full swing here and muddy footprints are walking in and out of our back door!  Thank goodness for mud boots and a washing machine!  Little boys find the smallest of puddles to play in!

Have a terrific Tuesday!



  • Ardyth Percy-Robb Posted Tuesday, 03/18/2014 1:34 pm

    As always, your creativity shines through on this clean and graphic beauty! Love the sparkle and the classic layout!

  • Meghan Posted Tuesday, 03/18/2014 2:34 pm

    A classically gorgeous CAS card! The sparkle is perfect!

  • Lisa Posted Tuesday, 03/18/2014 4:35 pm

    Cute sentiment, cute card!!

  • mayholicraft Posted Tuesday, 03/18/2014 7:26 pm

    Oh l love your cosmetic idea!!! Such a great choice using glitter on your card!!! Gorgeous!!!!! May

  • Gillian R Posted Tuesday, 03/18/2014 9:13 pm

    Pink & sparkly, you couldn't get much for perfect for me Melissa, love it

  • Jen W. Posted Tuesday, 03/18/2014 11:32 pm

    Well, with all the boys in your house I'm guessing it needs all the sparkle it can get! LOL! That is so something I have done! Glad I'm not alone. 😀 And your card idea is brilliant!

  • Tracey McNeely Posted Wednesday, 03/19/2014 12:49 am

    Love this sparkly card Melissa!

  • Judy1223 Posted Wednesday, 03/19/2014 1:37 am

    Wow, what a mix in your house…glitter, mud…what next! All sounds like great fun to me, to be honest! Enjoy spring break with the kiddies!

    I love your card and your interpretation fro the make-up pic. Perfect shade of pink for the challenge! (And who doesn't love glitter?) And, of course, perfectly CAS.

  • Joyce Posted Wednesday, 03/19/2014 4:06 am

    This is so pretty. Love all those sparkly pink circles.

  • Jasleen Posted Wednesday, 03/19/2014 2:30 pm

    Beautifully CAS !! I love the three shades of blush. Glitter makes it look even better.

  • Maureen Merritt Posted Wednesday, 03/19/2014 3:58 pm

    What a creative idea! Love the glitter (sorry about the mess!)

  • Barb Ghig Posted Wednesday, 03/19/2014 8:40 pm

    Such a fun take on this week's cue card! LOVE all the pretty sparkle on this card!

  • Lee-Anne Posted Saturday, 03/22/2014 10:16 pm

    Love the repetition, simplicity and sparkle!

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