Sunday, May 8, 2016

Flowers for You - CAS

Attending an all day crop recently provided the opportunity to make small bundles of cards for family members who enjoy using them for correspondence. This card is one of a bundle of six identical cards. I'll be posting the other designs separately. I planned to make 24 cards in four designs of six cards each. I managed to get 12 cards completed and six cards partially done but the remaining six cards never materialized. With all the chatting and fun that goes on at a well-attended crop, it's a miracle that I came home with any completed cards!

The second card can be viewed HERE.

A card base was stamped with monochromatic ink and the edges sponged for
a vintage look. An oval was die cut from a panel of cardstock. The cardstock was stamped with flowers and colored with markers. Spattering and sponging was added as well. An oval frame was die cut and adhered to the oval cut out. The panel was popped up with foam tape and adhered to the card base. Another oval was die cut, stamped and adhered directly to the card base through the oval cut out. Gold Glitz was added to the centers of the flowers. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of cardstock. For decoration, the pink oval was stamped with a leaf and tiny butterflies and adhered to the inside.

I'm not sure if my card is quite right for a CAS challenge, but based on my own design aesthetic, it qualifies. This card is being entered into the Creative with Stamps Challenge #2. Visit their blog to join in the fun and win prizes!
The card was made using a "Flash Card" technique found HERE.
Techniques: CAS, stamping, sponging, coloring, die cutting
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials
Stamps: Awesomely Artistic, Make a Cake (tiny butterflies), Circle of Spring (sentiment)
Inks: Tip Top Taupe
Stampin' Write Markers: Pink Pirouette, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette
Dies: Gina K Designs stacking and nesting ovals
Misc.: Dimensionals, Dazzling Details (Gold Glitz)


  1. Love the background and the flowers with the ink splattering and the small frame with the sentiment. Beautiful card.

  2. This is so pretty Melanie! I love the collage stamping and your colors are just perfect. :)

  3. This is lovely - great colours, dimension and stamping. Thanks so much for playing with us at CWS this month, Jo x

  4. Lovely layout and colors. Thanks for sharing over at Creative with Stamps.

  5. Wow! Beautiful...I thought for sure that top layer was off!