Hi friends! Today I am sharing a card I made for the current CASology challenge (#290):
The design I settled on involves masking off a shape to stamp inside, using small solid, or “fill in” stamps from a larger set (Beautiful Branches, in this case – see the supply list at the end), and minimizing the colors used. I thought I would go for a muted palette, so I grabbed a soft corally-red and a light gray, and used black for some detail and the bold sentiment.
I started by trimming some Whipped Cream cardstock down to 4.25 x 11″ and scoring it at 5.5″ to make a top-folding A2 sized card. Then I die cut a heart from some scrap paper and used the negative space as a mask to stamp inside. Stamping directly onto my card base, I used the small fill-in flower and berry stamps from the Beautiful Branches stamp set from Concord & 9th. I stamped the flowers in rouge ink and the berries in a light gray. Also used one of the small floral detail stamps to add some embellishment to the heart without adding layers. Clean clean clean.
Then I got stumped on what sentiment to use. I settled on the bold “You Are Here” from the stamp set of the same name from Concord & 9th. I played with the positioning a bit, but in the end put it right over the heart. I thought it might not play well with the image, but you know I really like it. It helps that I heat embossed it with clear powder to give it a bit of extra shine and punch. It definitely makes the sentiment stand out more.
At this point, I would start adding Nuvo drops or sequins or other doodads, but this is for a clean and simple challenge, so I…stopped. I might have smacked my own hand.
And there you have it, probably the CAS-iest card I’ve ever CAS’ed. Hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by!
My card was picked for an Honorable Mention at the CASology challenge blog! Thanks so much! See the other wonderful featured cards here.
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