Sunday, May 8, 2016

What I Love Thank You card - CAS

Here is the second post of the four designs I planned to make while attending an all day crop recently. My first post can be found HERE. This card is one of a bundle of six identical cards. I'm 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!

On a small panel of cardstock, flowers and leaves were stamped and some spatter was added toward the left side of the panel. On the right half, a little yellow butterfly was stamped and the sentiment. The panel was backed with black cardstock to pick up the black dots on the DSP. Before adhering, the upper right corner was rounded. The card base front panel was torn along the right edge, then scored and folded back. A strip of DSP was adhered along the torn edge. The ribbon was
added and the folded back section adhered to the card front after spattering the front with ink. A panel of DSP was added to the inside of the card along the right edge - just wide enough to cover the exposed portion of the inside. The small stamped panel was popped up with foam tape and adhered to the card front only. No sentiment was used on the inside to leave ample space for correspondence. With one wing adhered and the other folded up, another butterfly was added at the card closure.

My card is being entered into the CAS challenge at Creative with Stamps #2. Be sure to take a look at this new monthly challenge - there are prizes to be won! (I was lucky enough to win a prize in the April challenge.)

My card was made using a "Flash Card" method I found HERE.
Techniques: CAS, stamping, tearing, punch cutting, modified z-fold
Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")

Stampin' Up! Materials:
Stamps: What I Love (flowers, leaves), Flowering Field (tiny stamped butterfly), Circle of Spring (sentiment)
Inks: Calypso Coral, Mossy Meadow, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo (sentiment)
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
DSP: from stash
Punch: Elegant Butterfly
Misc.: Dimensionals, ribbon (Calypso Coral)


  1. This is the only card I didn't see in progress at the Crop...but you did a great job with turn out of so many cards. I only did two and then tore the 2nd one apart...I found a lot of time for socializing I guess. Great card Mel, such beautiful colors and layout.

  2. I love this! Such a neat design. Pretty colors too! :)

  3. Love the way this card opens - and the combination of colours is so different. The splattering creates a funky effect that you carried over to the the cross piece which ties it all together. Nicely done.

  4. This card is just wonderful! I love the happy colors and the cool way it opens! :) Thank you for joining us at Creative with Stamps. :)

  5. Beautiful card! Love the design!
    Thank you for joining us at Creative With Stamps!
    The Leaf Studio

  6. Love the colours and the layout! Great job! Thank you so much for joining us at the CWS Challenge. Hope to see you again!
    Mary (DT member)

  7. Very cool design and such pretty cards! You did get a lot done at that crop!