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Tuesday, 21 November 2017

But he who dares not grasp the thorn…



I’m sharing a card I made to celebrate a milestone birthday featuring the elegant Single Rose Bride image from Sami Stamps and sentiment from the Altenew Beautiful Day set.


I’ve followed the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch for my layout and used a bit of red cardstock to accent my otherwise monochromatic colour scheme.  I also coloured up my image monochromatically with just a pop of colour on the single rose.  I love the elegance of this image and how she can be used for non-wedding occasions also.  It’s hard to see on the photo but the 40s and rose pattern is actually foiled so it looks shiny in real life rather than black.

I chose to use the repeated rose motif so I could enter my card over at the Alphabet Challenge.  I created the background by cropping the rose from the image and alternating that with a 40.  Maybe should have done all roses and just one 40 in the middle not to belabour the point but it is a milestone and one the recipient isn’t dreading reaching.

It is, of course, also cause for celebration.  Well, actually, any birthday is as it’s always a gift to reach another year and have the health to look forward to yet another.  So I am also entering my card in the current celebrate challenge at AAA Cards.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Aged Mahogany, Black Soot, Candied Apple, Embossing, Forest Moss, Hickory Smoke & Mowed Lawn
Papers
Arches Watercolor Paper ~ 185gsm Smooth
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ Currant Sensation
Stamps
Challenges

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Monday, 20 November 2017

… and a cloud in my heart



Sharing a CAS card featuring the Glamorous die from Penny Black and sentiments from Altenew and Lawn Fawn.


I’ve made this card for a colleague who is leaving work who was always helpful and will be missed by pretty much everyone.  For that reason, I combined both a farewell and thank you sentiment, teaming the lovely scripty ‘thank you’ from Altenew’s Oriental Orchid set with the smaller and plainer ‘miss you already’ from Lawn Fawn’s Plane and Simple set.  I embossed both in gold for a touch of added class to my card.

The layout of my card follows the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.  I made the top set of elements smaller to add some interest to my card and swapped out the main circular elements for the flower die cuts.  Instead of one smaller circular element on either side I used varying sizes of rhinestones for a touch of bling.  I die cut my flowers from watercolour paper and inked with Distress Inks, love the soft watercolour effect this produced.

Over at Crafty Friends they want you to add a sentiment to your project and mine is front and centre of my card.  I really wanted the sentiment to be the main focus, hence shrinking down the other elements to accent rather than dominate my card.

Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Penny Black Dies ~ 51-117 Glamorous
Embellishments
Kaisercraft Rhinestones ~ Soft Pink
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Embossing, Spun Sugar, Twisted Citron & Worn Lipstick
Papers
Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ White
Stamps
Challenges
 

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