Sunday, April 7, 2019

Springy One-Layer Sketch Card

Sunday greetings, blogging friends! I woke up feeling absolutely horrid, looks like my gall bladder is acting up again, so I set about making a card to busy myself. I have 3 family/friend birthdays coming up next weekend, so it's now or never. Only one to be mailed off, so that's the one I made, for my cousin in Alabama.

Me and CAS cards = love/hate relationship. Today I wanted to take one on for some reason, and the Atlantic Hearts sketch 310 looked like a great fit. When I saw Happy Little Stampers' CAS challenge of a one-layer card, and Brown Sugar's challenge for Spring or Fall, I was in!
White card stock card base already cut and scored (I think it is Neenah Solar White stamping card stock, but not sure)
Patterned Papers for inside and back: very old Junkitz Flowerful
Spellbinders Dies for inside and back
Distress Stickles Picket Fence, Sequins, Sakura Clear and Gold Sparkly gel pens, and detailed brushes for painting with ink
Inks: Memento Pear Tart and Teal Zeal
Stamps: Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves Stampology, Hero Arts, See-D's

I first masked off the 1.25" center horizontal section and stamped the blossom stamp top left and bottom right. When I did, because it was a clear stamp, the ink was mottled on the blossom. So I smooshed some of the Teal ink on a craft mat and painted the blossoms to look opaque. I also painted some Pear Tart ink on the blossom stamps, but purposefully chose not to color everything. 

After giving the card front time to dry, I removed the mask and stamped the borders. Then I stamped the sentiment.

Having failed to screw up the card yet, I decided to add some metallic gold to the images. I also covered the dots and the blossom's crown with clear gel pen glaze. Just for grins, I added some metallic to the dotted i dot on the sentiment. Lastly, as the instructions for the one layer CAS card did say minimal embellishments, I added two 2-layer sequins and dotted the centers with some Distress Stickles Picket Fence.

I simply couldn't resist adding patterned paper to my card's back and inside. I had a really hard time finding something to stamp with this sketch, so I'm happy with what I used. I also love the color combo and feel lucky I found complementary paper. 

7. TMTA&More: Anything Goes (Show Dani what we have - I'm doing a CAS one-layer card whicb is challenging for me.)

I do hope my cousin enjoys her card and that you enjoyed checking it out. Til next time, Happy Crafting! xoxo


Christine said...

The bright colors and flourishes are so pretty. Very impressive one-layer card.
Thank you for playing along with the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!
DT Member

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Another outstanding card. The colour combination rocks my world. Very creative Aimes. Love how you did your masking. Hope you're feeling better soon--hugs, Bethie.

Brandi said...

Very pretty card, I love it. I love the flowers with banners and the colours are my and green are the best!

Meggymay said...

Its a gorgeous card, I love the CAS style and design it looks so elegant.
I hope you will be feeling better soon.
Yvonne xx
p.s. You asked me about the spiral bound journal I used a short while ago.. its a Dayler Rowley, Mixed Media pad the paper weight is 250g/m. I is really heavy duty and has taken everything I have used so far.

Anna-Karin said...

Lovely. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

The Craft Bucket said...

Beautiful card, thank you for playing along with us at the Colour Crazy Challenge and our sponsor the Little Blue Button, love Jane GDT x

KT Fit Kitty said...

Very pretty! Great sketch too! Hope your gallbladder settles down, sounds miserable! Take care.

Daniela Rogall said...

Wonderfull clean and simple card. Thanks for sharing at Think Monday,Think ATC and more.

Margo said...

Such a lovely card ! Thank you for joining us at Colour Crazy Craft Challenges.
Margo Dt

The Craft Bucket said...

Lovely card indeed, thank you for playing along with us at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge and our sponsor The Little Blue Button, good luck love Jane GDT x

Jackie C said...

Just perfect for the Challenge! Great project! Fabulous that you have shared this with us here at Colour Crazy. Good luck and we hope you will come back again! Jackie DT Member xxx

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the Colour Crazy challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

Linda said...

Lovely one layer card. Thank you for playing along with the HLS CAS challenge xx

Teresa said...

Thankyou for joining in the Spring/Easter challenge at Country View Challenges - good luck and hope to see you again. Teresa DT xx