There's a huge birthday celebration going on over at STAMPlorations for the whole of June and I'm joining in today with a card I CASEd from one of their DT Shirley.
In fact I loved Shirley's idea so much I actually created four cards - way to go! Here they are:
I haven't done such a large bundle of similar cards for ages now and I found it really relaxing getting all inky and stamping! I started this card by creating a masterboard - as Shirley mentioned in her post.
I started with a peach coloured card and some favourite ink colours and loads of stamps from different companies.
Then I used some stencils to add more coloured and also just brushed colour straight on top. Once I was happy with my masterboard - and I can tell you I really didn't want to stop adding in extra bits - I cut it down to four smaller segments.
I inked round the edges of these smaller cards and then stuck them onto a white card base. Have you spotted mine are straight? I couldn't quite achieve that angled look that Shirley did so brilliantly. I stamped and fussy cut some strong images and added a small amount of orange to each.
I stamped and fussy cut some strong images and added a small amount of orange to each. These were raised on pads and I finished off each card by stamping oversized sentiments.
And I'm really feeling very self satisfied and at peace with myself now they're all completed. Also loving how such a complicated process has finally turned into quite a CAS look.
Stamps: Uniko, English Country Garden Butterfly, Birthday Sentiments, Originally Organics. Large French Script BG; SU, Touches if Texture, Gorgeous Grunge; STAMPlorations, Helenium large; Precious Remembrance Shop, Positive Thoughts, New Day, Fall Colors
Inks: SU, baked brown sugar; Ranger distress, picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, mustard seed, blueprint sketch, black soot, mermaid lagoon
Stencils: Uniko, Pure Florals Chrysanthemum, Broken Lines, Lattice, Scattered Polka Dots
I'm so pleased you came to visit my blog today and I hope you have enjoyed my cards as much as I did creating them. Huge thanks for your time.
And keep crafting!