Sunday, October 13, 2013
CAS Christmas- 2nd Attempt at a Color and Sketch :-)
Hi Again Stampers!!
I was not completely satisfied with my last post using this week’s Create with Connie and MaryCCMC272 Colors along with the CAS Colours and Sketches #46 Sketch Challenge- I know, OK I admit it, I am a perfectionist who is rarely satisfied with my creations but while I still had all of the supplies out, decided to give it one more try and am more satisfied with this CAS card :-))
This one still did not come easy- not sure but I think I may have a problem...first step is admitting, right? It seems as though when the colors are challenging and I am trying to create a CAS card (Clean and Simple), my brain freezes up! :-)
I thought that the Masking Tape Technique may look better so used the tape with So Saffron Classic Ink onto Whisper White and stamped the smallest snowflake from Festive Flurry in Bermuda Bay, then Rich Razzleberry, punched them out and even had them mounted onto Rich Razzleberry cardstock but still did not seem right (did set these aside for possible future use)...
Then I thought possibly Vellum...tried one in Bermuda Bay and larger in Rich Razzleberry and as I just layered them to see the effect, they were not dry (duh!) and smeared ...
Then I decided to stamp the Festive Flurry snowflake with Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White, trimmed and decided to cut it in half to put the sentiment in the center... did not like that look so I cut into fourths but since I did not cut into fourths from the beginning, the squares were not the same size... so I glued it back together and what now?? Should I start over again or just give up???
Decided to color with the markers and thought, oh no, can you see the seam?? What about the Woodgrain folder- couldit hide the seams of my mistake??
So there you have it- you know all my secrets and the story of my creative process...I think I need help!!! And if you look too close, you can see the seams!! Oh well, I have learned from my mistakes and if I create any additionals, I will not cut them apart :-))
To create this card:
Stamp the Festive Flurry image (second from the largest snowflake) using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink onto Whisper White and trim to size.
Mount onto So Saffron cardstock and emboss using the Big Shot™ with the Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder and adhere to Rich Razzleberry cardstock (again, trim to size).
Using Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink stamp the sentiment from More Merry Messages onto the Bermuda Bay lbackground layer and add the Designer Series Paper cut on a diagonal per the sketch (I used the other half from the last post- Rich Razzleberry piece from the retired International Bazaar).
Adhere this entire panel to the Rich Razzleberry card base and add the focal image using Stampin’ Dimensionals®- add the Pearl to the center to finish off the card.
Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Stampin’ Write Markers- Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry ,So Saffron
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry , So Saffron, Designer Series Paper- retired International Bazaar
Accessories: Big Shot™, Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder, Pearl
This card reminds me of the Lancaster PA region and the Pennsylvania Dutch creations that you sometimes see painted on the barns…need to take another visit to that beautiful part of our country :-)
Thanks again for visiting- have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday and God Bless!