I chose their Vintage Flowers for my card which I stamped and embossed in gold on vellum. Made masks so I could make a bouquet and then fussy cut it in one piece.
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I sponged a piece of white cs with distress spun sugar and then stamped the flowers with HA intense black ink – it’s archival and thus great for watercoloring. Then I used my spun sugar distress pen and a little water to give the flowers a deeper tone of pink and distress pen in peeled paint for the stems. Also spattered some water drops. The piece was then die cut and mounted on a little larger piece of pink cs. I used my stamp positioner to line up the flowers again for the background on the white base. The “wishing” was die cut and the rest of the sentiment was stamped. I blocked off the “wishing” on the stamp with a piece of tape, inked it, removed the tape and stamped. I love this HA sentiment from the April My Monthly Hero kit because it can be used for various occasions. My first card for this blog was basically the same design, but I really like it and thought it worked well with this stamp.
To me CAS has always meant lots of white space but with texture and interest. Sometimes it’s difficult tho not to add more of a little bit of something.
Hi friends – welcome back to another Clean and Simple (CAS) post for Hero Arts and Newton’s Nook! If you haven’t already, you still have a few days to join our challenge; link up your CAS cards HERE!
|can you see the sparkle?|
You think being CAS, I’d just pop those canvases on some cards and be done huh? Silly thought! HA! I cut two base cards (4″ x 4″) splattered on some distress ink then sprayed with shimmer mist – can you see the shimmer in the close up? I finished each card off with some vellum, washi tape (cut down to a smaller size) and some MFT designer paper. The focal point was popped up with fun foam.