Saturday, May 5, 2012

Simply Saturday

Hello stampers!  I needed a card for my brother-in-laws birthday...yesterday...so I sat down today to create something!  The colours over at Colour-Q seemed perfect for a male and this weeks CAS-ual Fridays challenge is 'Birthday Bash', so a perfect combination!  
I also wanted to play along with the new AnnaBelle monthly challenge - Adding texture!


If I was just starting out with stamping I would start with ink pads and white cardstock, I think from these you can create so much!  Both small pieces of card have been distressed with ink and then stamped with a background stamp from BBD7.  I masked the small area off with what would have to be my second favourite punch after a corner rounder - this one from SU! This panel is raised with dimensional foam.
The first card came together so quickly I went ahead and did another one, this one a little more girlie :)  Unfortunately after a beautiful morning the sky has clouded over so the images are a little dull sorry!
I don't have all the SU! colours from the Colour-Q challenge so I did have to substitute Pool Party for Soft Sky.  The centre to my flowers is So Saffron and I masked a larger area first up and distressed, then masked a smaller circle and distressed again, so it is just the one colour :)
Thanks for stopping by today :)  Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!
Hugs for now,


10 comments:

  1. LOVE those scored lines, and the colors look amazing with all that white space! Gorgeous!!! :)

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  2. I love your cards, they're beautiful!

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  3. Oh wow these are both CAS perfection Andrea...I love the clean lines and bold patterns :0) Thank you for celebrating our birthday with us at CASual Fridays :0)
    Jenny x

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  4. These are such gorgeous CAS designs. Great use of the colour inspiration and love the added embossing!

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  5. Beautiful CAS cards, Andrea, they are so different, but equally beautiful! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card.

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  6. Wonderful CAS cards! Very pretty use of the colors. Thanks for playing at ColourQ this week:)

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  7. Andrea, these are great! I love the lines on the first one and the banner on the second is perfect. The colors are amazing too. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! ♥ Suzanne

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  8. Lovely cards. I ADORE the second one. Such pretty colours!

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  9. these are stunning Andrea!! I love the technique with the circles on the second on, a fabulous effect with the masking! :)

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  10. Fab cards! Love the texture with the score lines :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

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