Today, Heidi sponsors Watercooler Wednesday\’s All About Occasions Challenge. My card is more about the season \”Spring\” although it is so versatile you could send this card for several different occasions.
I fell in love with this stamp set: Picket Fences Sweet Dear Friend. A while back, I did a similar CAS Card with TomBow markers and wanted to try a variation using Copic markers, a hand-inked border and some jewels.
I stamped the girls and sentiment in a row using Gina K Amalgam ink on XPress It paper and then colored with Copic markers in Springy colors. I then framed the images with a scored border. Next, I wanted an inked accent border so used YG 25 to create a second band. I adhered the XPress It top and inked accent border to a light green A4 card base. I then added three Pretty Pink Posh Buttercream jewels and called the card done.
|Copic colors: V04, V17, B02, B24, YG01, YG03, Y08, Y35, RV02. E00 (skin). Y00, YR31 &E50 for hair.
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I am entering this card in Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Wednesday Challenge
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Fresh…fresh year, fresh inspiration, fresh supplies. When I saw Casology\’s prompt I was inspired. In December, I saw this darling stamp set (Sweet Dear Friend by Picket Fences) and ordered it immediately. The girls seemed very fresh and pure and I thought they would be fun to use in the new year. Today was my first day to try them out, but I see many future cards as well.
In brainstorming, I came up with the clean and simple idea of a line of four girls plus the sentiment bordered by a scored band. I embossed the girls on Bristol cardstock and then used my TomBow watercolor markers. The images are sketchy and I wanted to use bright, fresh, vivid colors to bring them to life. I kept the hair and face muted so that the focus was on the dresses.
TomBow colors – Dresses: 933, 755, 173, 443. Face: 990. Hair: 990+055
UPDATE: I was very excited that my card received Honorable Mention from CASology this week!
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I have a friend whose birthday is in December and she has a party every year with the subtitle \”Midweek Merrymaking\”. She loves to try new cocktails so I thought she would like this CAS card. I am looking forward to giving it to her next month.
|V04, B00 & YG01
I stamped three beverages from \”Raise a Glass\” by Clearly Besotted, then colored with Copic markers. I really like the color combination of V04, B00 and YG01. I fussy cut the images, added a bit of gloss using Nuvo Tonic Clear Glaze and put them away to dry. I then took an A2 card and scored two lines above and below where I wanted to attach the cut-outs. I thought this would frame my focal point. Next, I heat embossed a sentiment and adhered all 4 pieces with 3D foam squares. Last, I stamped Happy Birthday inside the card.
|Closeup to show the glaze shine and scored border
I should do this more often, but I took a picture of the supplies I used
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
CAS on Friday Challenge 145
Seize The Birthday #154 – I went all the way and used the CAS \”Topping\”.
Casual Friday #212 Challenge
UPDATE: I was very excited to learn that my CAS card was selected as the Challenge Winner for Seize the Birthday!
…and as a CAS on Friday Favorite!
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