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Monday, 22 April 2013

CAS Flowers.

Today I have a card for you that was inspired by the picture on a box of tissues! I realise I should have taken a photo of this now but as soon as I made the card I threw my inspiration in the bin! I had been meaning for ages to make a card inspired by this tissue box but just hadn't got around to it. But then I was motivated to do this when I saw today that I won the challenge at For Your Inspiration with this card. I was so pleased because this was sent to a friend who needed a bit of cheering up, plus it was using blending distress inks-which I have been trying out recently (with varied success!!).
So this little boost gave me the motivation I needed to give this another go. This time I tried a more subtle approach. And here is what I came up with:



I stamped the flowers then heat embossed the white blossom. I then re-stamped the flowers in distress 'milled lavender' ink to give a faded look and used this same ink to sponge around the flowers.
I actually was really pleased with how this turned out and as I have a lot of Birthdays coming up this will be very useful!

The code word at Addicted to CAS this week is 'flower' so I am entering my card into this challenge and the 'Birthday' challenge at CAS-ual Fridays

12 comments:

  1. Sandie! Holy moly is this absolutely gorgeous! I adore the inking. It is stunning!

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  2. Beautiful card! Thank you so much for visiting my blog today, waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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  3. Wow this is gorgeous - I love the depth of color you achieved with the embossing and inking! Thank you for playing with us at ATCAS!

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  4. This is really beautiful, Sandie. LOVE your embossing. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS and good luck with the DT call xx

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  5. This is stunning Sandie. I love the colours and how they are blended together. Beautiful work. Love the image too! Meg

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  6. This is so pretty! I love the colors! Great design! Thanks so much for playing along with the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!

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  7. WOW - this is so pretty, Sandie! I'm no good at playing with inks this way - I'd better increase my selection of inks and mists, 'cause I love this card!

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  8. Really beautiful card, I love the sponging and the flowers in the corner, simply beautiful!

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  9. Beautiful! The blossoms look amazing embossed in white on that lovely inky pinky background. x

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  10. Such detail in those blooms! I love the shadow look and the white embossing is great. I always have a difficult time finding the perfect use for heat embossing, but you nailed it!
    - Shauna

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  11. oh... I love this card! Wonderful colours, the heat embossing really makes the flowers pop out and the tone-on-tone stamping is such a beautiful detail... Thank you for playing with us at Addicted to CAS and good luck with the DT call!

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  12. Gorgeous!!!! Love the blending of those gorgeous colours. Yummm!
    xxx

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