Monday, February 13, 2023

CAS Birthday Rose

 Happy Day to all, hope everything's good.
Okay, you might want to read this sitting down as I don't want to cause any fainting spells, but....I'm sharing a CAS card I made that is pretty close to one layer.
I mean, I even stenciled ON THE CARD BASE. 
WUT??? LOL, if you know me, you know I usually run from that.
But hey, never say never, my friends.
And, I liked it and might do it again! 
The reason I took this leap was that my foggy brain state took me to mail deadline hell (thanks, President's Day!). I realized I only had about an hour to make a birthday card for a girlfriend and get it in the mail in time. So, as they say, Necessity was Invention's Mother. I was too unfocussed to trust choosing patterned papers, so I thought what the hey and quickly chose a sketch and the Mosaic Tim Holtz Layering stencil. I cut the 5x7" card base out of thick heavyweight card and grabbed my Speckled Egg Distress inkpad and a blending brush. 
I had the Power Poppy Rose digi printed out already, so I colored it with Promarkers and fussy cut it out. Stamped the MFT sentiment with Tuxedo Memento ink and cut it with a Lawn Fawn banner die (also did the same with an MFT siggie stamp for the back). Stenciled the front AND back with the Distress ink and as it was drying I went into PSE, created the inside sentiment, printed it out and stamped a rose on top and bottom. (The rose rubber stamp is so old I cannot remember who made, sorry.) Assembled everything, took photos, addressed the envie and BAM! Off to the mail box it went, before I could even second-guess myself or think it was too naked or plain. 
Here's the Splitcoaststampers sketch I chose, sized to 5x7".
The inside...
And the back...
And one last look. 
I'm thinking I could get used to this. At least, under duress.
Thanks for the visit today - have a great day!

Palette 1 - used green, yellow, blue (no red)
Flowers and Stencils


Alyson Mayo said...

Wow - I guess there really is a first time for everything! Your card is gorgeous - love the stencilling in the background. I’m sure the recipient will adore it :)

Diane said...

Wow Amy, I absolutely LOVE this, the stencil background is gorgeous as is the rose, I am sure your friend will treasure it!
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Donna Ellis said...

I wish I could make a CAS card that lovely, Aimes! It really is beautiful, and you've inspired me to give it a try. The stenciling really is the perfect back drop for that pretty rose!

Bonnie Lynn said...

Oh wow!!! Only one layer and it looks amazing!! I love your CAS card. I hear you on the foggy brain stuff - been there, done that and got the t-shirt too. Have a fabulous day my friend and hopefully a pain free one too.

Andree said...

A gorgeous CAS card. The ink stencilling perfectly highlights the beautifully coloured floral image.
Thank you for joining in with our February challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Your "quickie" card came together lovely! That rose is stunning against the stenciling. Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

Vicki Dutcher said...

That rose looks stunning against the stenciled background! Fabulous "quicky" card. Thanks for joining in at AAA Birthday

ahlers5 said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! I love that layering stencil. I will have to go look for that. Like I need another craft supply! I love how you used the stencil inside and outside the card.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! A CAS card from you Aimes? Well! I have to admit, it is very beautiful from front to back, and quick too! Wish I could think quick, as beautiful as you have. I expect this card was received with joy. Hope all OK with you.
Faith x

ChristineCreations said...

Well this is a total beauty! You rocked the (almost) one layer with a beautiful sense of colour and dimension. Gorgeous work! Thanks so much for playing along with Power Poppy and The Blossom Challenge!

Jane said...

Such a beautifully coloured rose and it looks amazing against the contrasting stencilled background. Thanks for playing at AAA Birthday, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

Ellibelle said...

I so love how this turned out! The stenciling looks fabulous and what a beautiful yellow rose! As usual you have finished it so beautifully by decorating the inside and the back! Your friend is going to love it!
Thank you so much for sharing this month at my Crafty Wednesday challenge!
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Cynthia said...

Beautiful stenciling! It really makes the yellow rose pop. Congrats on your win!