Monday, March 8, 2010

You are a Blessing

After much talk last week about CAS cards on the PTI Forum, I just had to try a few this weekend.  It was SO much fun to use my stamps! HA!  Sometimes I feel like they get a little neglected because I'm too busy using PP, buttons, ribbon, etc... then I quick stamp a tiny sentiment in the corner and call it good.  Although I usually love those cards, I also love my stamps a lot!  So it was fun to give many of them a good workout!  Here is one of the cards I made. 
The idea of this came from a card that Diane made here.  I loved the Leaves behind the Violet, but I don't have the Turning a New Leaf set. (I know, can you even believe it?!?) I tried the big flourish from Fancy Flourishes and stamped it in VersaMark on Kraft cardstock.  I'm actually really surprised at how well you can see the flourish in this picture, because it looks much lighter IRL.  The small Violet from YoF: Violets is stamped in Raspberry Fizz and looks much darker IRL.  For the leaves, I stamped one and then masked it so the second one looks like it is behind it.  They were stamped in Tim Holtz Distress Ink called Peeled Paint.  The sentiment is from Signature Greetings and is stamped in Dark Chocolate.

Thanks for stopping by!
~Anika

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13 comments:

megspaulding said...

Anika, very nice card! I have been trying CAS too after all the talk on the forum. You did a great job with the concept!

Suzanne said...

Anika, I love how you combined all the different stamp sets here--great job!

BethieJ said...

Anika I LOVE it! I dont have that leaf set either but am THINKING I need it! :) Your card turned out just FABULOUS!!!

Ted said...

So soft and delicate. Love this card, Anika! :)

Jennifer K said...

This one is so soft and pretty, Anika. I, too, do not have Turning a New Leaf (we can be outcasts together! lol) but it's on my ever growing wish list.

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Lovely card. Stamping CAS is not easy! At least for me.

Maggie said...

Kudos for making a great CAS card!

Cathy Weber said...

The flourishes really do give the illusion of leaves. Really clever way to improvise. Very pretty card Anika.

Taheerah said...

This is so stunningly elegant Anika, great card!!

Dana said...

This is a perfect CAS card Anika! I love the idea of a flourish instead of the leaves...it looks lovely.

Diane Jaquay said...

So pretty Anika! You did a great job combining these stamp sets, the look is very soft and ethereal! Way to do CAS!! :)

The deLongpre's said...

I'm SO proud of you, you're AMAZING!! I have such a talented best friend!!!

Kara said...

Very pretty!
Kara