Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Burst of Awesome! CAS

My 39-year old niece is such an awesome young woman - bright, college educated, pretty and a talented pianist and vocalist. I have always been so proud of her achievements. This lovely young woman begins chemo treatments today for triple negative breast cancer. I was inspired to make a card for her as she begins this difficult journey.
This appears to be a direct-to-paper technique using ink pads to achieve the color but it's actually patterned paper. The fine splatter was added by tapping an inky paint brush over the paper. The patterned paper was trimmed to size and adhered to a panel of black cardstock and then to a white card base.
The sentiment was die cut from black cardstock and adhered. The inside was decorated with a strip of the patterned paper leaving sufficient space for a personal message. I also lined the envelope (no photo) with patterned paper and stamped a small balloon cluster on the outside of the envelope.

This card is being submitted to:

1. CASE This Sketch #217

2. Happy Little Stampers April Challenge
(Anything Goes with Dies)

3. Crafty Creations Challenge #339
(Anything Goes)

Technique: Clean & Simple (CAS)
Size: A2

Ink: Stampin' Up! Strawberry Slush (splatter)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black
Paper: Day Spring Illustrated Faith
Die: Paper Smooches "Awesome"


  1. Beautiful card! I love the two toned background! Great take on the sketch!

  2. Your card is beautiful as well as the inspiration for it. I will keep your niece in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for sharing this with us at Crafty Creations.
    Ciao, Lisa

  3. So pretty! The designer paper with the ink splatters is perfect for your background and I love your sentiment. Sending good thoughts for your niece!

  4. Melanie, I am so sorry that your niece has to go through this. I'm sure she will appreciate the thoughts and love that went into your beautiful card. Hugs to you both.

  5. Gorgeous card. I am sure your niece will love it. I hope her treatment works quickly. Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

  6. Wonderful take on the sketch and a beautiful tribute to your niece.

  7. Fabulous CAS it..Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Anything goes with dies Challenge. Hugs xx Deepti Aggarwal