Monday, 28 March 2011

Two CAS Cards - Cocktail Cheers & Peony Birthday

Kelly mentioned the Less is More sketch challenge on her Craftin' Corner blog and once I'd checked it out I decided to give it a go.  I don't use DL size cards very often, but of course, I do have some DL card blanks that have been languishing in my stash for ages!  So this challenge was the perfect opportunity to use one up.  I also took the opportunity of using another of my neglected stamp sets - this time the SU! Cheers to You set.

I stamped the image on watercolour paper, scribbled marker colours on a ceramic tile and picked up the colour with a blender pen.  I didn't want the entire sentiment on my circle so I masked off the 'to you!' portion, just stamped the 'Cheers' and then I added an exclamation mark with a Ruby Red marker.  After I'd coloured the image I chose CS colours for my three strips - Really Rust, Ruby Red and Marina Mist.You can't tell from the photo, but I added Dazzling Diamonds to the rim of the glass and Glossy Accents to the cherry.  You'll get a closer view if you click on the photo.  The Ruby Red circle and the image circle are both popped up.  To finish, I added a line of rhinestones and rounded the top right corner of the card.

The postie delivered a new set of stamps to me today.  I'm collecting a few retired SU! two-step stamping  floral sets from eBay and today I received the Pretty Peony set.  When I checked today's CAS112 challenge on Splitcoast Stampers and saw that it entailed cutting sentiments apart, I remembered I had a lovely birthday saying that would work so well with these floral sets.  It's from a set of See D's stamps that I have had for years but haven't used in a long while.  I dug out the sentiment and after stamping cut it into three strips.  I sponged the edges of each strip with Old Olive ink.  I used Pretty in Pink and Rose Red inks for my flowers and Certainly Celery and Old Olive for my leaves.  I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds on the centre of the large peony and popped it up.  I finished off the card by rounding all the corners and I added a pink gem to each Vanilla strip.  Another gorgeous flower set that I LOVE! * happy sigh *

Supplies for Cheers! card:
Stamps: SU! Cheers to You set
CS: Craft Creations textured white DL card blank, SU! Really Rust, Ruby Red & Marina Mist, watercolour paper
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black, SU! markers in various colours, SU! Ruby Red
Tools: Circle Nestabilities dies, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, blender pen
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dazzling Diamonds, Glossy Accents, clear rhinestones, 3d foam pads

Supplies for peony birthday card:
Stamps: SU! Pretty Peony set, See D's Friendship Blooms set
CS: SU! Pretty in Pink & Very Vanilla
Ink: SU! Pretty in Pink, Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Old Olive & Early Espresso
Tools: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Dazzling Diamonds, 3d foam pads



Chrissie said...

Nice to see you Ruth!
This is a lovely card and I really like the colour combo that you have chosen for the band echoed by the colouring of the image!
Really super!
We shall look forward to seeing you again next week!
"Less is More"

Jo said...

This is a lovely card Ruth, I love your colour choice and the image is fab. Jo x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous creations Ruth.

Ali x

mustavcoffee said...

Hello there, I have to echo Chrissy here I love the choice of colours in your card, brill:0) xxx

Susan said...

Love the card, Ruth! Such bright happy colors!

Linby said...

Great card-love the colour combo.

Sue said...

Lovely card and colours bright and cheerfull Luv Sue x

mandi said...

Hi Ruth and welcome to Less is More
Your card is just FAB
I love this set too, your colouring is spot on
Look forward to seeing you again

Faith A said...

Love your card, looks a really happy card with the colours you have chosen

kelly said...

knew you'd love it ruth!! you're a natural.

Kelly xx

Michelle said...

what a fab card and i love the image xx

Jenny said...

Wow such a professional looking card. Colour combo is great and love the curved top corner X

Suze Bain said...

Wow, loving that cocktail card. x

Lynne said...

fabulous card. Love the image and your colour combo is great.
Lynne xxx

Sharon said...

a perfect take on the sketch

Aileen said...

Hi Ruth

Super card in it's simplicity.

Aileen x