Sunday, 20 January 2013

CASology Week #27 & CAS-ual Fridays CFC86

Hi guys

Well here I am with my next attempt at blog challenges. 

I'm entering the following card into the following two challenges:

 
This challenge is to make a card using a Blue theme
 
 
This challenge is to make a CAS card with one long and one short side.
 
 
 
 
  
 
I've always enjoyed using tall cards but on this occasion I decided to use it with a landscape orientation rather than portrait. 

I started by ripping a plain piece of paper and laying this over the white card base.  I then used cotton wool to swirl on some chalk to create the blue background.  Next I stamped the large flower and heat embossed with clear embossing power.  I then made a mask over this image and stamped the leaves so that they appeared to be behind the flower.  This was also then heat embossed.  I then created the sentiment, butterfly and small flower in the same way.  I then finished with a few glazed gems.

I've not used this chalking technique or heat embosssing for a while so thought I'd give it another go and I'm quite happy with the finished result.  Apologies again for the dark photos, although its daylight I still needed the light on!

Materials used:
  • Chalk: Decorating Chalks by Craf-T Products
  • Stamps: Hero Arts - Share Laughter stamp set
  • Ink: Versacolor - Sky Blue, Baby Blue, Royal Blue, Turquoise
  • Embossing Powder: Rubber Stampede - Clear
  • Gems: Papermania - Glazed Gems (Iridescent)

Thanks for visiting me today.


Neet x



9 comments:

  1. Lovely card, like how you have split the card

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  2. Love the depth of the chalk - very pretty! and I LOVE the pop of turquoise! Thanks so much for playing along with CASology this week!

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  3. Beautiful card, love your shades of blue and the flowers and leaves are fab. Em x

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  4. The background you created is beautiful! Thanks for playing along at CASology!

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  5. Beautiful Anita, love the sparkle. Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at CASology!

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  6. What a great card? Absolutely love your take on the challenge. Thanks for playing along with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

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  7. Very pretty! How did you manage to not re-heat, and therefore damage, the flower's embossing whilst doing the leaves so close? :0) Mo

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    1. By being very careful! :D I just didn't hold it too close and kept it moving x

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