Thursday, October 20, 2016

CAS Flower Card

This card is for a line dance friend who is recovering from a serious illness. I sponged Spun Sugar Distress ink onto water color paper and sprayed it with water to create the background.  The flower is a retired Close to My Heart stamp. I created the paper for the flower by smooshing 3 distress inks separately on a craft sheet. I sprayed each area with water, and using a paint brush, splashed each onto some water color paper to create a random pattern. After stamping the flower, I fussy cut it and glued it on the pink panel. I added a sentiment and some sequins. Voila!

  I like the flower from my hand made designer paper. I stamped and fussy cut two other (different) flowers and saved them to use another time. I'm really liking distress inks. I recently added some mini ones to my collection and intend to use them soon. I want to work on my blending.

Card stock:  Recollections 110 lb; Canson Water Color Paper
Inks:  Distress - Picked Raspberry, Dusty Concord, Squeezed Lemonade, Spun Sugar; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps:  Paper Smooches Spiritual Sampler; Close to My Heart
Accessories:  Sequins - Pretty Pink Posh

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  1. This is such a happy card, Sheila! I think you are going to love the little minis! And your pretty card is going to go a long way towards cheering up your friend!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. A really pretty card Sheila! Spun Sugar is one of my favourites of the distress inks as it is so soft. I am sure your friend will be cheered up with your card. Thanks for joining us at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon, Lisa DT

  3. Such a lovely soft pink watercoloured background on your card Sheila, I love the pretty patterned flower too.I am sure your friend will just love it!Thank you so much for sharing with us over at The Flower Challenge and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

  4. Love love the use of design paper and your fussy cut flower, Sheila! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Think Pink” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done on using the Distress Inks ( they are my fav, too!). Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

  5. Pretty card. The background is pretty and sets off the flower wonderfully. Thanks for sharing over at Inspiration Destination.
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  6. That is one sweet flower and love how its happy and patterned compared to the soft, dreamy pink background. It really makes it the star! So very glad you shared it with us at The Flower Challenge!

  7. Pretty pink color washed background

  8. Love this beautifully soft background. And it's beautiful with this kaleidoscope look of the pretty flower. It's very CAS but lots of great detail for the eye to enjoy. Your friend will be so cheered that you made a special card to encourage. TFS & Hugs

  9. What a pretty project, Shirley! Perfectly CAS. Thanks for joining us at ATSM.
    x Asha

  10. Beautiful card Sheila! I love your background, so pretty. Distress inks are so fun to work with aren't they?! Love that flower too, looks great with your background. Sorry I've been MIA, just can't seem to get my act together. Thanks for your sweet comments on putting my furbaby down, it wasn't easy but something that I knew had to be down. Savannah misses Pockets so much, I feel so bad for her as she doesn't understand. Hugs, Brenda

  11. I love this card, Sheila! You've done an outstanding job with the background! It's sooo pretty! Great card design and that flower is GORGEOUS!

  12. This is gorgeous, Sheila! Love how you used two different types of ink blending here and I'm always a sucker for a fussy cut flower. :)

  13. Lovely background to the beautiful flower


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