Thursday, January 25, 2018

On Your Anniversary

Hi Friends!

Today I am sharing a Clean and Simple card designed with the January Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands along with previously released Thoughtful Words and Pick Me Up  clear stamp sets (all available at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps).

As soon as I saw the two swan images in this set, I wanted to create a card with the two swans facing each other to create a “heart”. 

I did not want to distract from the swan images so I thought a clean and simple (CAS) card would be the best way to highlight the heart area :-) When I was updating my weekly challenge notebook,  I noticed  Joanne’s #377 “CAS Love Notes” Challenge at The Paper Players, I decided to give it a try :-)

I love the fact that the Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands  stamp set is the January set of the month at Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps.  For every $60 purchase (after discounts and before shipping), you can receive this stamp set free until the end of January.  Plus, Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps has free shipping and handling on your $75 order (in the US) so this is a great deal!!

If you have not had a chance to visit the above challenge sites or the SNSS Blog/FB Page yet, I encourage you to do so- wonderful inspiration from all!

To create this card:

1). Die cut a piece of white cardstock with a stitched rectangle die, de-static with an embossing powder tool, stamp the sentiment from Thoughtful Words  with archival black ink, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.
2). Once the embossing has cooled, mount onto the white card base (Note- you could skip the die cutting step entirely by embossing the sentiment directly onto the card base for a one layer card but I wanted to give the faux stitching effect).

3). Stamp the swan images from Scene Silhouettes: Wetlands with archival black ink onto another piece of white cardstock, apply clear embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool.  Once the embossing has cooled, fussy-cut out each swan.

4). Stamp the heart image from Pick Me Up with red ink onto white cardstock, fussy cut the heart and add a bit of shimmer with a clear glitter pen (hard to see in the photo).

5). Add the swans facing each other with the heart in the center using dimensional foam to finish off the card.

Quick and easy! I hope our friends will like it.

Ink/Mediums: Versafine™ Onyx Black; Stampin’ Write Real Red Marker; Spectrum Noir™ Clear Glitter Pen

Paper/Cardstock: Whisper White

Acessories/Tools: Big Shot™, MFT A2 Stitched Rectangle STAX Dies Set 1, Embossing Buddy®, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thanks again for taking the time to stop by- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week, sweet friends!


Jan Clothier said...

What a beautiful silhouette! I'm so used to seeing vibrant colours in your work, this one is a nice surprise. Very restrained and clean and also very striking. Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

Joanne James said...

So different to your usual style Julie, but no less beautiful - your silhouetted swans are beautiful, perfectly CAS! Thanks for joining my challenge over at The Paper Players this week!

laurie said...

I LOVE this! What an awesome CAS card, The swans look so striking on the white. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players this week!

Jaydee said...

Julie, what a fabulous anniversary card and a great use of those gorgeous swans. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

Shylaa Shree said...

a cute CAS card. Thanks for playing along with us at Addicted to Stamps & More. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@ATSM

Linda said...

Beautifully CAS. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS Challenge xx

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