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Monday, 18 April 2016

In the twilight rain

The card I’m sharing today features an image from Sheep Ski Designs called  Becca.


The layout of my card follows the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, which I’ve flipped.  My image is taking the place of the small trapezium element.  For some added interest I have cut a second parasol and popped it up on foam squares.

I picked my image first and then my sketch so decided I wanted to incorporate a background with cherry blossoms to fit with the image.  How I was going to add that background I wasn’t too sure until I saw that Edna was looking for embossed projects over at Sisterhood of the Snarky Stampers.  And because, as Edna says herself, E is or embossing and Edna, I decided I needed to have both dry and wet embossing on my card.  I have an enormous embossing folder collection but happened to get lucky and stumbled on the fab cherry blossom embossing folder I used in my die box when I was putting a die sheet away.

Wanting to keep this card CAS, which is the current theme over at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge, I decided to add some interest to the dry embossing by colouring the raised design with my Twinkling H2Os.  I used the same shimmery cardstock to do the second background element, this time using wet embossing and a white embossing powder over the white cardstock, using my embossing ink through a stencil.  Matting both elements on the same pink cardstock as my card base helped them stand out from the white background.

While my card is clean and simple I also think it is elegant too.  Something I love about a CAS card, you can make them a bit playful and fun with the right image (think Tim’s crazy birds) or sophisticated and elegant with an image such as this one, especially with a bit of gold foiling as an accent over the water colouring (which has shown up black in the photo!).
Ingredients:
Chalks & Powders etc
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Inks & Paints etc
Papers
Arches 185GSM Paper ~ Smooth Watercolor
Bazzill Fourz Cardstock ~ Tutu Pink
House of Paper Romanesque Cardstock ~ Pearl
Stamps
Challenges
C.R.A.F.T. #359 ~ Clean and Simple

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9 comments:

Aunty Sue said...

Such a lovely card perfect for our challenge at CRAFT with our CAS theme. Good luck and hope to see you back very soon.
Aunty Sue DT

Donna said...

Fabulous!! Love that you embossed in different ways - Edna approves!!
Thanks for joining the sisterhood of snarky stampers for E is for Embossing (and Edna!!)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, what an elegant and lovely take on the sketch!

Brenda said...

This is very elegant CAS design. I love your take on the sketch, Thanks so much join joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week!

Helen said...

A great card - thanks for joining us at the CRAFT Challenge.

Helen x

Lindsey said...

Beautiful colours and gorgeous embossing! Definitely elegant. Thanks for joining the fun at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers!

Chrissy Larson said...

This is absolutely lovely!

Lee aka Violent Kittie said...

You like playing with all the toys like I do! You've kept to the CAS design, but it has turned out elegant and beautiful. Thank you for playing along in the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers'' "E is for Embossing challenge."

Scrapbook Lynne Mizera said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at the Sisterhood for Snarky Stampers this week!