Thursday 2 July 2020

…but in this solemn darkness…

Sharing a card featuring the gorgeous Botan Peony from Picket Fence Studios.


Now this is a big stamp but I wanted to play along with some of the awesome CAS challenges out there so I left part of the stamp off my paper when I stamped it up.  But I still managed to not do my measurements right so my stamped element ended a wee bit big and hanging over the right edge of the card when I placed all my elements to follow the sketch at CAS on Friday.


And I deliberately kept the peony down in the left-hand corner so I could play along at AAA Cards.  It’s why my sentiment is off from the placement in the sketch although still down the bottom, just more lefty than righty.  I’m also rocking the optional element from AAA Cards as I masked off my white layer to add in the silver stripe in the same embossing powder I used for my image and sentiment.


I’m also playing along at Festive Friday where they are celebrating National Simplicity Day.  Of course, that provided one of the many prompts to choose from being CAS, which I’ve got covered.  I’ve also used a single image, geometric shapes (lots of squares and rectangles on my card) and a floral theme.


I added in a sentiment from the Penny Black Sprinkles and Smiles set that I thought worked really well on a card headed to a friend I haven’t seen since iso started.  We’re in the midst of planning our first nuncheon since restrictions have eased and getting to sip tea, eat cake and chat with a dear friend like her really is bringing on the happy!



Chalks & Powders etc

Stampendous! Embossing Powder ~ Detail Silver

Inks & Paints etc

Altenew Color Brush Markers ~ Midnight Violet, Moss, Rubellite & Warm Sunshine

Tsukineko Ink ~ VersaMark


Bazzill Card Shoppe Cardstock ~ Marshmallow

Bazzill Smoothie Cardstock ~ White

Uniquely Creative Paper ~ 190gsm Bookingford Watercolour

Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Magenta Madness

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paperie Kraft-Stock Metallic Jewels ~ Purple


Penny Black ~ 30-297 Sprinkles and Smiles

Picket FenceStudios ~ F117 Botan Peony


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