Saturday, 29 April 2017

Each flower speaks a word from the book of nature

I’m sharing a CAS card today featuring a stamp from the retired Stampin’ Up! set Friends Never Fade.

The layout of my card comes from CAS(E) this Sketch, where I’ve used my sentiment to frame the main motif, for which I’ve used a flower.  I didn’t have any appropriate sentiment stamps so I printed mine on the computer then added in the stamped flower.

For my colours I’ve used the current palette at Color Throwdown.  I wanted a bit more depth to the flower so I actually stamped it first in Melon Mambo and then added a third generation stamping of Rich Razzleberry over the top.  For some added shine I covered both the flower and sentiment in clear embossing powder.

Over at Addicted to Stamps and More their current theme is CAS so I am entering my card there.  I went totally CAS and resisted the urge to add in a couple of enamel dots for some bling but couldn’t help but add some matted layers in matching Stampin’ Up! Cardstock.  I’ve really come to love CAS cards, they still seem to take me forever to make (we won’t speak of the two sheets of ruined vellum and failed attempt at vellum layering that proceeded this finished card) but can turn out ever so elegant in their simplicity.

Chalks & Powders etc
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Rich Razzleberry
Tsukineko ~ VersaMarker
Curious Metallics Cardstock ~ Cryogen White
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Daffodil Delight & Melon Mambo
Stampin’ Up! ~ Friends Never Fade

Thanks for stopping by!


Bobby said...

You lined up the computer sentiment perfectly to nestle around the flower stamp, Emily. I love the added dimension you gave the flower and the border layers. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Addicted to Stamps and More.

Leigh Penner said...

Super CAS and pretty take on the sketch!

cm said...

Simple, pretty and all-around CAS-ilicious! Thrilled you shared this gem in the Addicted to Stamps and More gallery!