Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Clearly Besotted card

Hello everyone,

We have been having some wet and windy weather around here, but it is settling down a little now. It gave me some time to get on with class so I'd like to share another card  made for the Online Card Class Stretch Your Stamps 2. I'm cheating a little because I'm still playing catch up but I decided to go straight to Day 7 and catch up with the others as I can. Day 7 was all about using graphic images on a card and as I had the Clearly Besotted Geometric Style 2 stamp set sitting in my basket of 'not yet used stuff', I though it was the ideal time to show it some ink.






I used some Papertrey Ink in Summer Sunrise, Hibiscus Burst and Aqua Mist to colour the diamond shapes and I lined them up in pairs on my block to stamp them in lines. The sentiment is from the PTI Happy For You stamp set and I stamped this in black. I wanted to keep the graphic feel of the card so I layered it onto some black card and set the panel off to the right on some foam tape. Some flower sequins in the same colours softened the look and finished it off.

What I learned

It is really hard to line up small shapes and stamp them in straight lines - even with clear stamps. Don't ask how many attempts ended up in the recycling bin lol!

Layering the sentiment over part of the image is a really nice look.

Adding the black card really framed the panel and gave it a more finished look.

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges

Muse card Challenge - I was inspired to try the black frame, have a white card base and keep the image to the right.

Ladybug Crafts Challenge - CAS

Crafting When We Can - Use bright Colours

Thanks for stopping by.

Hugs
Carol x

17 comments:

  1. This is perfect CAS. I love that you shared what you learned. I love that you partially framed the top panel in black. It would have looked great with the whole panel framed, but this is more interesting. Wonderful creation.

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  2. What a fun card. I love those stamps and have them in my never used pile also. :)

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  3. This is really lovely Carol and you really inspire me to expand my CAS knowledge!! xx

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  4. A beautiful card and I really like the sentiment stamped onto part of your image..looks great. It's a super CAS card.

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  5. Beautiful! I don't have the same stamp set that you've used here, but I've one that's remarkably similar. Your gorgeous card has inspired me to get it out and have a go at CASEing your design. Thanks.

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  6. Fabulous CAS card, love how you've added the sentiment over part of the image!
    hugs Jo x

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  7. I agree 'lining up' is the hardest part, I've used the gridlines on my stamp press to help me (and sometimes still end up crooked but not as often lol). ps love the colours you chose, your card is beautiful!

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  8. Fantastic CAS card, love your choice of colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at LCI.

    Kath x

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  9. Love the CAS feeling of this take on Therese's Muse. So glad you joined us this week!

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  10. Gorgeous card. Perfect stamping, and I do like the way the sentiment goes over the image and also the way you framed 2 sides in black.

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  11. This is so CAS and so pretty, Carol! Fabulous design with the colorful diagonals and a fantastic mat design!! Hugs, Darnell

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  12. I love the clean look to your card and I know this wasn't easy to do. Nice!

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  13. This is such a perfectly CAS card, I love the colors :)

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  14. Your card is beautiful! Love the CAS design...great job!!!!!

    Thanks so much for playing along with us @ Crafting When We Can & hope to see you back again tomorrow for our Doodling challenge!!!!!

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  15. This is lovely, Carol. Love the offset panel and the black frame just makes it. Great that you persevered to line these stamps up, even with clear stamps it can be really tricky! x

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  16. Hey Carol!! I love your clean and simple card. Its very pretty. The sentiment is awesome too. You should enter your card at a2z Scrapbooking Blog Challenge. The theme is encouragement. It ends at the end of the month.

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Carol x

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