Hi there everybody. I have been mulling over what I might do for three of the clean and simple challenges this week and eventually came up with this.
It combines Addicted to CAS has asked for blue, Casology which has given the word 'write', and Less is More is a lucky dip week using Sprays/Mists. I have a mask from That Special Touch called Splats which I used in the background combined with a spray which I made up using watercolour paint, and then when dry blended distress inks through the mask using Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers and Faded Jeans. I was a bit fussy about exactly where I wanted the splats so just cherry picked which bits I used from the stencil, and used a piece of Clarity stencil card to do it on.
I managed to find a free template for the small envelope and tag and after downloading these and cutting them out I transferred them to some snippets of good quality white paper and after sticking the envelope together I inked that and the tag with a little of the distress ink left on the blending foam to take the whiteness off and then stamped the sentiment on the tag using Memento Nautical Blue ink. I finished the tag with a bit of blue baker's twine.
Lastly before I finish I have a new follower called Gail whose Blog you will find here. She is on the HLS Design Team and does some fabulous work and I'm sure she would appreciate your visiting her.
Thank you for dropping by and I do so appreciate your interest.
I am also entering the following challenge:
Pixie's Crafty Workshop - where we use up our snippets. I used snippets of paper for the envelope and tag.
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Trio of Colours. I used three colours of blue distress ink.
Loving your subtle sprized splats (that's not easy to say is it!) and what a fab design with the envelope and tag.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Less is More
This is brilliant Pat - perfect for the other challenges as well as the Snippets Playground. Such a clever idea and a lovely card as a result.
What a gorgeous card Pat and a very clever idea. The splatters look perfect. Barbxx
What a wonderful birthday card. The splashes in the back are fabulous. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra
So cute and so cleverly done, Pat!!!! Your bg really looks great and I love the little envelope and tag with the fun bow!!!!! So sweet!!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!
I DO like your 'splat'. You did a great job blending to create this lovely soft color, and that tiny envelope is just way too cute. Yay for you at finding a free template...this is just one pretty card! TFS & Happy wkend.
What a great idea for the cue, Pat! Lovely layout in a great choice of subtle blue hues. Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!
A beautiful and elegant card Pat with great splatters and spritzing.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Less is More & ATCAS
Lovely card design Pat
Simply Paper Card Design
Brilliant take on the challenge at CASology Pat, love it, Cathy x
Love your background with your tag and envie, Pat...such a pretty card! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!
What a sweet note Pat!!! Love the soft colors!! Thanks for joining us at CAsology this week, so glad that you did!!
You really had a light bulb moment with this card for these challenges, Pat! It's perfection right down to the placement of the splats and the wonderful use of snippets!! Hugs, Darnell
You just have to think about it, great idea to put an enveloppe on a card and put a with inside!!! I just love it!!!Thanks to inspire !! I'm sure I will use this idea one day!!
Oh, love all the shades of blue in this. Very clever idea to include a envelope.
Very sweet card, Pat! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Addicted to CAS! - Sweet Kobylkin
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