Sunday, June 19, 2011

CQC89- Two CAS Cards

Hi Stampers!  

I love this week’s colors for the CQC89 Challenge at the ColourQ and had an opportunity to stamp this afternoon, so I created two Clean and Simple (CAS) cards using these colors.
The first card utilizes the SSCSC71 Sketch Challenge on the Stampin’ Connection (you need to be a SU! demonstrator to have access to this challenge) and the second card is designed using the Splitcoast Stamper’s SC337 Sketch Challenge.

Once I chose the stamp sets , the cards were fairly quick to create and assemble.

Card #1- Sneak Peek - This card uses a floral stamp from the new Hostess set, Simply Soft.  Stamp the image using Basic Gray onto Whisper White and color with SU! Markers in Crajun Craze and Bordering Blue (retired color).  Stamp the sentiment with Cajun Craze and punch out with the Decorative Label XL Punch.  

Emboss the Bravo Burgundy layer with the Finial Press EF, punch a border on the Cajun Craze DSP layer (from the Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack) using the Pinking Hearts Border Punch and attach to a Basic Gray card front.  

Lightly spray all panels with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and attach the stain ribbon (from my stash, but I cannot wait until you see all of the colors of ribbon in the new catalog:-).  Adhere the sentiment and focal panel and attach the tailored bow.

This card seemed to be lacking something, so I decided to pull out The Color Spritzer Tool to "spritz" card with Bravo Burgundy and here is the result.  Which one do you prefer- with or without the marker "spritz"?

Stamp Sets: Simply Soft, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Basic Gray, Cajun Craze
Cardstock: Whisper White, Bravo Burgundy, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze DSP
Accessories: Big Shot, Finial Press EF, Decorative Label XL Punch, Pinking Hearts Border Punch, SU! Markers- Bravo Burgundy, Cajun Craze and Bordering Blue (retired), Color Spritzer Tool, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spray, ribbon from my stash

Card #2:

On Whisper White, stamp the medallion from Artistic Etchings in Bordering Blue and Cajun Craze.  Stamp the Eiffel Tower in Basic Gray and distress the edges with the Distressing Tool.  Use a Sponge Dauber to lightly sponge with Basic Gray ink and mount onto a Basic Gray layer. 

Emboss a panel of Bordering Blue (retired) with the Big Shot and Vintage Wallpaper EF.  Attach this piece along with a piece of Cajun Craze DSP (from the same paper stack as Card #1) and lightly spray the background and focal image with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint Spray.

Use the 2 3/8” Scallop Circle Punch to punch out a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock to create the rolled flower (see tutorial here).   

Stamp the sentiment in Cajun Craze and punch out with the Word Window Punch.  Layer onto a piece of Basic Gray punched with the Modern Label Punch.  Add the rolled flower with Mini Glue Dots and spray with Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint.
Adhere to the front of the card and attach the entire panel to a Whisper White card front. 

Stamp Sets: Artistic Etchings, Short and Sweet
Ink:  Bordering Blue (retired), Cajun Craze and Basic Gray
Cardstock: Bordering Blue, Cajun Craze DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper EF, Word Window, Modern Label and 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Champagne Shimmer Mist Paint Spray, Distressing Tool, Sponge Dauber, Pearl, ribbon from my stash

Thanks again for visiting and I hope all of you have a wonderful week! If you have a minute, let me know which one is your favorite:-)


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Your cards are simply elegant - love the SU products! I just became a fan and would love it if you follow me too.
Mama LoveBug from LoveBug Creations

Sylvia said...

Both cards are just beautiful! I always love seeing what you design. thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Noelle said...

WOW! Julie, these are both INCREDIBLE! I love the layers and the elegance of both cards. Thanks for playing with us this week at CQC! :)

LeAnne said...

Both of these are just gorgeous! It's amazing how you can use the same colors and get such a different feel by using different images and techniques! Great job with the CQC colors!

Christina said...

These cards are just gorgeous, Julie! I especially love the spritzing you added to the first one. I need to do that more often! Thanks for playing at the ColourQ this week!

Annie said...

Wow. That is all I have to say.

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