Saturday, 24 May 2014

My CASest card so far


I had to do some emergency crafting this morning. I had planned to devote the whole bank holiday weekend to crafting as the weather forecast didn't look like it was going to be amenable for gardening. However, I was told a few days ago we are having guests stay over instead, so there goes my crafting time. The short while I spent in the craft room this morning may well be my only stab at crafting this weekend. 

I've had this idea of a rainbow coloured card for a while now, but it was only with the emergence of a number of floral/nature themed challenges this week that my mind kind of figured out what to do with the beginning of an idea. And as I knew I would soon have to get out of my crafting bubble to clean the house, a quick, clean and simple design would have to do for this morning. To be honest, although it looks quick and easy, it took quite a few trials and errors until I got the card looking the way I wanted to.

I coloured the stamp from Stampin' Up Reason to Smile set using Tim Holtz distress markers in the seasonal colours. I lightly spritzed with water mist before stamping onto white card. I used the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the matching flower outline in Basic Gray. I used the Basic Gray marker and the Tim Holtz markers to colour the sentiment from See Ya Later. I finished off with adhesive gems from Papermania. This is the most CAS card I have ever made, and it's hard with all that white space left everywhere, but I'm getting used to it. I think it actually turned out quite good. And such a fitting sentiment for a day like this with nothing but grey skies.

I am entering this card into the following challenges and browsing the lovely cards from the DTs  really helped get my mojo going as usual.
Addicted to Stamps - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - Botanical 
Make My Monday - Nature
CASology - Flower

Card: Leonardo Stationery 350 gsm Smooth White Card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card
Inks: Stampin' Up Basic Gray, Stampin Up' marker Basic Grey, Tim Holtz distress markers Festive Berries, Mowed Lawn, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Ripe Persimmon, Salty Ocean, Seedless Preserves and Squeezed Lemonade
Other: Papermania Adhesive gems

5 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love the subtle use of the rainbow of colours plus all that gorgeous white space! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card. The CAS design is very eye catching as is the multicoloured stamping. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Tracy x

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful card - thanks so much for joining in with us at MMM this week - Jacqueline xx

Gillian R said...

A wonderful CAS card and I am so glad you are pleased with the result as it is gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology

Hayley Kew said...

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love the sequins :) Thank you so much for sharing with us at Addicted to Stamps and More this week. We sure hope to see you around again soon :)