Sunday 3 August 2014

Swervy suave severity

I have a CAS card to share that I made up today for a colleague.

To make up the card I’ve followed the current sketch at Freshly Made Sketches, they are a CAS style challenge and that’s what I needed for this card as it is going to a male.  I resized the sketch to a 6x6 and printed it out and then cut out the three vertical elements to use as templates.

I used the Tic Tac Toe board at another CAS challenge site, CAS-ual Fridays, to help complete my card, I’ve gone with dots (the Candi) and grey for my colour scheme.  I already had twine from the sketch so that gave me my three in a row.   Tic Tac Toe challenges are great for helping you use your neglected stash, like my Candi that has been in my stash for near on two years and rarely ever used.

I am the world’s worst stamper so my sentiment is a bit blurry, I wanted to add interest so I used Fran-tage to emboss these so I am also entering this in the current challenge over at a A Gem of a Challenge.

Despite the dodgy stamping I think this turned out quite well.  I’ve kept my embellies masculine too, I didn’t have an appropriate button so I went with a car part from the Junkyard Findings’ range and some screw brads.  I love my metal embellies and I do love things a bit grungy, hopefully so too will my colleague.

Chalks & Powders etc
Fran-tage Embossing Enamel ~ Aged Silver
Candi ~ Saville Row
Eyelet Outlet ~ Screw Brads
Prima Ingvild Bolme Junkyard Findings ~ Car Parts
Inks & Paints etc
Tim Holtz Distress Ink ~ Pumice Stone
American Crafts Cardstock ~ White
Ribbons & Trims etc
Grey Twine from stash

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I love all the cool elements on this!! I'm sure this was really appreciated! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  2. This is fabulous, a really stylish design.
    Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge.
    Sue xx

  3. There are so many gorgeous elements on this card - but I really really love those screw brads! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  4. Lovely embossing. Thank you so much for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. awesome embossing!
    Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Love how you have the sentiments going in different directions. Fun card! Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


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