Sunday, July 12, 2009

Third time is . . .


A charm? Hmmm….sometimes. But this card took 4 tries! I thought CAS stood for Clean and SIMPLE! This has to be one of the hardest cards I’ve made lately. .. . I’m pretty sure it was all my silly mistakes, but still . . .

In the end, I love the way this turned out!

I wanted a CAS single layer . . .well, what I got was a CAS 2 layer, but that was mostly by choice. I really wanted to try embossing with my nesties straight onto my card, but I am so obsessive about mechanics showing that I just couldn’t do it. So, I used this technique that I found on Stamp TV. But I changed it up, flipped the cs over so the raised embossing was part of my main image and then created this. Colored with Copics and tada. . .

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!



Stamps: SU Blooming with Love

CS and DP: SU WW

Inks, markers and coloring tools: Copics R27 E31 E33 YG03 YG 06 G07 G21

Extra goodies: nesties and CB
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23 comments:

Becky said...

I love this card too! love the embossed center.

Kirstin said...

Your coloring and shading is amazing! This is a beautiful card!!

When I discovered Stamp TV, I watched all the videos and I remember this one!! You did a great job!!

Gail said...

Well I think your time was well spent. The card came out very nice. I love all the cards that have alot of embellishments on them but, sometimes the CAS way is the way to go....like in your card. GREAT JOB!!!

Paige said...

You nailed it! Your card is CAS and Awesome!

TannyP said...

It may have taken a while, but well worth it! BEAUTIFUL!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Lovely simple card! Your coloring is really nice (:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Hey Michelle .. this is AWESOME! I agree, I find this a bit difficult to do too and usually give up but I'm glad you persisted because the outcome is beautiful!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting ... hope to see you again soon! BTW ... I know it's a little bit of a trip from Niles to the Akron area but we're having a shoebox swap on the 25th and didn't know if you were interested. You can email me at www.akadafney@yahoo.com if you'd like more info.
Keep up the good work... your blog is awesome!!

Cassie said...

This is wonderful! All that white space is so yummy! Great image colored so beautifully!

Vicki said...

Beautiful card, Michelle! Your coloring is awesome! Blessings to you!

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

SO pretty! I just love this image from the Blooming with Love set and am SO sad that it retired!

MrsETaylor said...

how do I embossing a frame like that on my cards Michelle?

Cassie_lu said...

This is a great simple card and the embossing turned out great

Cheryl Walker said...

Very pretty and love the embossing on this!!!

Hugs,
Cheryl

Gina said...

I love this look, the embossing is great. Very nice! Don't you hate it though when your CAS cards take longer than your other cards?

Cindy said...

Michele, your card is just beautiful!! I made my first C&S card today!! your coloring is awesome!! Have a great day!

Cathleen said...

Oh wow Michelle, this is simply beautiful, love the embossing and love the coloring!

Ramona said...

Another amazing card. Very simple but says a lot! Love it.

shellpole said...

Love your outcome. CAS is not easy to pull off a lot of the time...this one nails it perfectly.

Cr8ive ME said...

wonderful card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Loretta Rodger said...

The card is nice! I love the colors! Copics are my favorite medium for coloring as well!

Rita said...

Nice simple design. Great coloring. rita w

Jenn Embry said...

I love this card. Isn't it funny how sometimes the "simple" ideas take the longest to get right? I am so like that at times.

Kristin said...

perfect!! this is a technique i have got to try!! :-)