Tuesday 3 November 2015

HLS November CAS Challenge

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the HLS CAS challenge for November.  The team was so impressed with all the beautiful cards and the innovative ways in which people used paper piecing for last month's challenge.  Click HERE to see the Pinterest Board with the Guest Designer, Design Team and participant's cards.  Thanks to everyone who joined us!  The winners will be announced on Nov. 10.

Here's our new challenge ...

Winner will receive this stamp set

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Not familiar with gilding?  Here's some info ...

  1. the process of applying gold leaf or gold paint.
    • the material used in, or the surface produced by applying gold leaf or gold paint.

Basically it's adding gold to your cards or embellishments.  Whether you use gold paint, gold ink, gold sprays, gold metallic markers, or gilding flakes ... there are lots of ways in which to "gild" your card or embellishments.  Know of different ways or products to add gilding??  Let us know ... we'd love to hear from you and share with our readers.

The Design Team have come up with some fantastic examples using Gilding ... and I know you'll be inspired.  If you have time, drop by their blogs to see the details on how they made their cards, or leave a little love for them here in the comment section at the bottom of the post. We'd love to hear from you.

Please remember to keep your card entries CAS ...

At Happy Little Stampers, CAS  (clean and simple) is defined as:

- one main focal point
- lots of white or open (no pattern) space
- minimal layers
- minimal embellishments

This month we are thrilled to have Karen (Made by Meadie) as our Guest Designer.

Lots of wonderful inspiration for you!  Speaking of inspiration, make sure to check out our HLS November CAS Challenge board on Pinterest, which has the Design Team, Guest Designer and participant's cards!

Here are links to some wonderful gilding tutorials on YouTube to help inspire you ...

Come join the fun and link up your Gilded CAS cards below.


  1. Beautiful inspiration from the DT's!

  2. Can I just ask if this includes heat embossing with Gold Embossing Powder??? Thanks so much!!!

    1. Yes it does Shona. You'll see that a few of the DT did use gold embossing powder for their "gilding".

  3. Gorgeous, gorgeous CAS Gilded card samples from your very talented DT and GD. I loved your Inka Gold eb background and die cut leaves and gold heat embossed sentiment Loll. TFS and hosting your awesome challenge my friend.

  4. I am very impressed with the work of DT are wonderful cards and so much inspiration for us. Thank you!

  5. Gorgeous DT inspiration cards ladies.
    Thx for this great challenge.

  6. Wow! Gold has its own shine! Thanks for these cool inspirations ladies... :)
    Suchi xx

  7. Wow, such fantastic inspiration ladies ... gorgeous 'gilding'! Anita :)

  8. Thank you for such an inspiring challenge. Great DT cards and some fantastic entries too! Stef x


Thanks so much for your comments. Hopefully we have inspired you today! Happy Little Stampers xx

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