Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Celebrate- CAS Feeling Sentimental

Hi Stampers! 

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!


Melissa Davies said...

Love how you gave the bicycle a shadow - it gives the illusion that it is moving - fantastic!! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

I just absolutely LOVE the little 'pops' of color on your card and how you shadowed your image! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

Wow!! You have used MDS to perfection! I had no idea that this wasn't stamped! LOVE how you used the bicycle image! So clever!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

ebeth9267 said...

Wow what a great and glorious card. All the details and layers are divine! Thanks for joining the color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary this week. Smiles, Elizabeth

Lisa said...

Julie, such a great card! Love how you used just little tidbits of the mambo and daffodil...that really makes the color pop! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Love how the yellow pops on your card! And your image is perfectly done - and shadowed :) Thanks for joining us at PPA!

Margaret Moody said...

What a great card, Julie! Love the embossed background and the colors you used! Great job with the challenges!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on being a PPA Pick. Love how you have stamped that image!

Hugs, m

Elsea Designs said...

Great card. Well done for the winners pick over at Pals Paper Art.
Lorry :o) xx

2amscrapper said...

using a square punch to create banner tips is priceless for me--thanks so much for that tip!

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