Addicted to CAS – #80 Red theme

Apple of my eye

Australian Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Carolyn Bennie 

ATCAS - code word red -

I’m back designing for the Addicted to CAS Blog Challenge Design Team. It’s all about the colour RED in this the #80 challenge.

To be honest, I really needed to be pushed out of my Subtle and Neutrals addiction I’ve been in lately. Oh man – I can’t get away from those fab colours… but Red is such a gorgeous colour to craft in… and red on red is pure deliciousness. It’s good to get come bold colour on this blog!!

This red challenge was the perfect opportunity to ink up my new ‘Apple of my eye‘ stamp set and that perfect apple. This is a sweet stamp set.  Simple and ridiculously cute .. and could be used for so many occasions. My boys go back to school in a weeks time, so I’m thinking of a card to their new teachers would be perfect. Might get us off to a good start.

I’m so looking forward to seeing what you all make at the Addicted to CAS design challenge blog with the code word RED. This is going to be fun!!

Truth & Dare time: Is your Stampin’ Up! Wish list more then $169 Australian? See at the bottom of this post to for a Carolyn Stampin’ Up! Truth & Dare.

Apple of my eye - Stampin' Up! Australia, Occasions Catalogue , Addicted to CAS Bog Challenge Design Team Member Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator .

Hot Tip:

How did she get the apple to look like that?

Try the stamping off technique to get a fun gradient.

  • Stamp the apple, stamp off on scrap paper to remove a little ink,
  • re-ink the edge of the stamp by rolling in a circular motion on the ink pad,
  • then stamp the project again.

I’ve stamped the sentiment in White Embossing Powder and heat set with a heat gun.

I’ve used Versamark to stamp leaves on the panel behind to create a pattern.

Here are some other ideas from Stampin’ Up! for using your Apple of my eye stamp set. It’s such a cutie!

Apple of my eye - Stampin' Up! Australia, Occasions Catalogue, Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator .

Apple of my eye - Stampin' Up! Australia, Occasions Catalogue, Carolyn Bennie - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator .

Carolyn – Truth & Dare

So…. is it? Is your Stampin’ Up! wish list more then $169? Are you spending that as a customer? Then here is the TRUTH….. You’re paying too much.

DARE: Read about the Sale-A-Bration Joining Kit special HERE. You could be paying $169 and selecting $295 worth of Stampin’ Up! products of your choice… and getting 20% discount on future demonstrator purchases. It’s not scary… if I can do it, anyone can. 🙂

I’d love you to join my team. Have a read what it’s like to be a Midnight Inkling .. Like to know more? Email me and I’ll send you some more information for you to consider with no obligations or hassles.

Here’s the product list for my card:

Call to Action Peeps:

1/ What’s your go-to colours? 

2/ Have you ever been stuck using the same colours over and over?

Happy stamping,

x Carolyn


8 thoughts on “Addicted to CAS – #80 Red theme

  1. Beautiful cards, Carolyn! I love how you used the Stamping Off technique on the apple, and your tone-on-tone leaves are gorgeous! Love your cherries on the tag, too!

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