July 15, 2010

As I promised yesterday here is my card for this week's CAS-tastic challenge.  The challenge this week was to create a Simple   CAS card.

We were to use three of the following techniques:  Stamped (or printed) Image, Inked Edges, Masking, Paper Piercing, Lace, or Embossing.

I decided to use these on my card:  Stamped Images, Inked Edges, and Masking.

I realize that I did make a similar card once before, but this time my card is even quicker to create.  I can easily imagine making 50 of these for my holiday cards.

When I purchased this stamp set I cut apart the tree and sentiment so that they are two stamps instead of one- this makes for easier stamping.  To create my card I simply stamped the tree image, and then I wiped off the bird and colored it using my real red marker. 

Next I created a mask by stamping another image on a scrap piece of card stock and cutting just along the bottom of the tree line.  Then I placed my mask just along the bottom of the trees and I began sponging my background.

I decided not to sponge too much on my background, but I did leave an area around the bird without any sponging and then I just needed to stamp the sentiment.

I just realized that I should have probably added some glitter on the trees; I bet that would have really dressed up my card.

Tomorrow I want to try and post a card using chalks.  That was today's ways to use it challenge on Splitcoast stampers.  I can't tell you how long it's been since I've used my chalks, so this will certainly be a challenge for me.

Have a great rest of the day!  I'm off to finish my house work and get supper started.  My son has his last swimming lesson tonight, so I'd better get going!

Stamps: Scenic Season
Card Stock: White
Ink: Real Red, Garden Green
Supplies: Real Red SU Marker, Sponge, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Scissors- for cutting out my masked card stock
Technique: Sponging, Masking, 2 Step Stampin Pin It


Karen Howard said...

I LOVE this card! I've been thinking to get this stamp set and will have to now! You are the BEST!!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, another fabulous creation! Beautiful!

Thanks so much for joining us in this week's CAS-tastic Wednesday Clean and Simple(CAS), "S.I.M.P.L.E." challenge!

Serena said...

Beautiful! Love the little red bird!

Karen B. said...

So soft and serene, a true picture of the beauty of winter. I can't believe that it is all achieved by hand!

Emkay said...

That scene looks so peaceful. Beautiful card!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Patty, this is simply gorgeous!