Tuesday, May 8, 2012

FTL189 Thinking & Wishing

Hi everybody! I hope that you loved this sketch as much as I did. For a clean and simple card, I used a lot of product on this, like 4 stamp sets, 2 impression plates, 2 die-cuts, and 7 ink colors! They say the definition of clean and simple is a lot of white space. That is not true. You can still make a beautiful clean and simple card using other colors and a focal point. This card happens to have 2, but that's what the sketch called for, and I even left out a layer per the sketch. It was really hard for me to photograph the Fine Linen so I hope that you can see beyond that. The base of the card has dry embossing on it as well as the flowers. I think it just adds a certain elegant element to the card and I hope that you do too. I really love learning how to and creating my own designer paper with stamps.
Thanks so much for stopping by to visit us today. Many blessings to you and have a wonderful day!

Stamps: Flower Fusion #7, Framed Out #1, Framed Out #2, Strawberry Patch (Papertrey Ink)
Card Stock: Fine Linen, Melon Berry, Rustic Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Ink Pads: Aqua Mist, Chamomile, Dark Chocolate, Fine Linen, Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink)
Button: Summer Sunrise Vintage Button Collection (Papertrey Ink)
Twine: Rustic Jute Button Twine (Papertrey Ink)
Die-Cuts: Framed Out #2, Notched Flowers (Papertrey Ink)
Dry Embossing Impression Plates: Vineyard, Wrought Iron (Papertrey Ink)
Machine(s)/Tool(s): Big Shot (Stampin' Up!)
Technique: Die-cutting, dry embossing, ink distressing
Size: 4-1/4 x 5-1/2

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  1. Gorgeous card! Love all the embossing and the colors are so pretty. Embossing is my favorite way to add interest and texture to a card without adding bulk and is so easy to do. TFS

  2. Nice card! Like your flower and the orange, which is such a popular color these days. I don't agree w/all the written and presumed correct "rules" that govern ir qualify a "true" CAS card. I think you're right in that a CAS card can incorporate several techniques or design elements and still be CAS. Rock on! :)