Friday 7 August 2015

CAS Anniversary

Hi all.  I'm back with a clean and simple anniversary card with the Less is More challenge in mind which is to use berry colours, and also using the sketch over at CAS(E) this Sketch.  Here it is but unfortunately the challenge has closed now.

Well I needed this card for a niece and her husband and thought I would combine the challenges on this card, but to be honest I am not sure that it works, but I am getting short of time so I am going to send it and hope that as they are young they will think this untraditional anniversary card is alright and not wonder if I've lost the plot

I started by making a watery background using a snippet of white card and three different colour inks, i.e. Distress Inks in Festive Berry and Picked Raspberry and Adirondack Ink Eggplant.  I then die cut it using my Simon Says Stitched Circle die and cut portions of it and added an extra curved bit or two, until I built up the shape you can see by mounting it on to a snippet of purple cardstock and leaving little gaps so the purple shows through.  I also cut the purple by hand to leave it extending a little beyond what I intended to be the last piece, but after looking at it I decided to add another piece to the top which as you can see was after I had mounted it on to the base card to which the Ink Splats had been added.  This is another That Special Touch mask which is another never before used/NBUS item which has been sitting on the table waiting to be christened as it were.  I used the same inks here as well.

I added a heart from my Nellie Snellen set of dies and finished with the two sentiments using Brilliance Starlite Silver.  I'm not sure that the 'congratulations' is quite straight but as this card has a slightly distressed look I will allow the slight dip in the stamping  Stamping straight on to the card is something I don't like doing but it was appropriate for this card. 
Before I finish I would like to introduce a new follower who is Barb and you will find her blog here.  I'm sure she would appreciate a visit and she is a very creative lady who in the past has painted and fired her own china, and she has just recently posted a beautiful piece of parchment work which she did a while ago but like most of us who have done other things card making is now her passion.

Thank you for taking a look today and I really appreciate all your interest.

 Pat  x

I am also entering the following challenge:

Pixie's Crafty Workshop - Week 188, where we use up our scraps/snippets.
Stamping Sensations - Anything Goes with a Stamp and a Die.


Sid said...

Loving your card Pat ! I have also become your latest blog follower.

Neets B said...

I like your stitched circles with the delicate blend of colours, I'm sure they'll love it.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Barb said...

Morning Pat, first may I say thank you so much for your kind introduction,

I really like how you've interpreted the sketch. It's a lovely card and I'm sure your niece and her husband will love it. Have a lovely weekend. Barbxx

Marika said...

Stunning take on the sketch! Love it!

Chrissie said...

This is super Pat, the splodges look great!
Thanks so much
"Less is more"

Eve said...

Hi Pat
it is lovely to see you back in the playground with this gorgeous card.
I love how unique it looks and what perfect splats!!
Eve xx

Darnell said...

Wow, Pat, I think this is a very creative take on the CTS challenge and a wonderful snippets card! I think the newlyweds will be quite impressed with how wonderfully modern your design is and they will cherish it always!! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Sazzle Dazzle said...

A fantastic mix of berry-licious shades Pat.
Great challenge combo and a fab CAS card.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Petra Swart said...

Hi, Pat, hope your're well!!!
Three things from my side, first: 'Big congrats' with that win over at HLS!!!! So happy for you - your card is really stunning!!!', Second: 'Thank you so much for the sweet comment on my blog!!!' and number three is a fave I want to ask!!! Would it be possible for you to add the option to your blog to be a follower by e-mail?? I don't follow blogs by Google anymore, only Bloglovin and e-mail, then it's all there in my e-mail and so easy to do all from there!!!! I do however join with Google, too so that my photo tells you that I am following your blog. Only asking, Pat, no pressure, but I do hope you will give it a thought as I would love to be informed of all your posts so that I can come have a look at your beautiful cards and leave you some luv!!!
Have a lovely day and happy stamping!!!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful, Pat! I'm sure your niece and her husband love it!

Anne said...

I'm catching up on last week's Less is More cards, sorry to be so late with my visit!
What gorgeous berry shades Pat, love all those circles
Thanks so much for joining us this week
Less is More

Lynne K said...

Love the unusual design! Great take on the sketch. Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.


brenda said...

Rather belatedly as only just back from holiday, but didn't want to miss thanking you for sharing your lovely work with us at Stamping Sensations this month.

B x

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Stamping Sensations with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x