Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Celebrate- CAS Feeling Sentimental
I finally had a chance to take a break from work and organizing my craft room to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) card using the PPA153 Pals Paper Arts Sketch and the colors from this week’s CCMC240 Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.
Again, I hope you will take the time to visit the challenge sites – I cannot say it often enough how great their Design Team samples are, not to mention the dozens of entries submitted each week!
This card was very quick to create! Instead of pulling out the actual stamp set and ink pads, I decided to use My Digital Studio (did you notice that the bike is going in the opposite direction?). I love using the digital program and “mirroring” the image for a different look- plus you can create multiple cards very quickly.
To create this CAS card:
Using My Digital Studio (MDS), position the cycle image from the stamp brush set, Feeling Sentiment, reduce to size and “mirror” the image. Copy and change the opacity on the second image to 60% and position to give the impression of motion. Position the sentiment on the same page below the image and print out onto Whisper White cardstock.
Use the Big Shot™ with the Chevron Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder to emboss a piece of Whisper White cardstock. Trim this piece to size for the horizontal panel in the sketch. Also emboss a piece of Basic Gray using the Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder for the background panel.
Layer the horizontal strip onto Melon Mambo cardstock and again onto Daffodil Delight (**Tip**- I use small strips of scraps for this type of layer versus a whole piece of cardstock- saves the cardstock plus reduces the weight of the card for mailing:-)).
Create the banner for the sentiment using the 1” Square Punch on an angle to create the banner tips. Layer onto a scrap piece of Melon Mambo and use the punch to mirror the banner tips and repeat with the Daffodil Delight cardstock.
Add the horizontal panel to the Basic Gray embossed background, carefully "fussy cut" around the cycle image and adhere the cycle along with the sentiment banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals. Attach the ½” Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Triple Bow with Mini Glue Dots to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: MDS Stamp Brush Set- Feeling Sentimental
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo
Ink: Printer Ink
Accessories: Big Shot™, Herringbone and Fancy Fan Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, 1” Square Punch (for banners), ½’ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon
Even though this card has a bow with pink and yellow- do you think this would qualify as a masculine card? Don’t real men love pink :-) ?
Thanks again for stopping by-I plan on working on my February Christmas Card Challenges next :-)-not too many days left in February :-) Have a great week!