Since I have been snowed in and/or enduring freezing cold, I've been staying in and making cards. Well, except for short walks for my dog. Trying new challenges is fun. While I love CAS, it doesn't come easily to me. So, thanks for visiting and looking at my cards.
First up I am joinig the challenge at Less is More Challege #388 Navy & Yellow. It's their 8th Birthday. Wow. Happy Birthday everyone!!
The navy and yellow examples by the design team are awesome and I do love these colors together. Here's my card:
The stamps are both from Uniko Studio, named Background Builders Round In Circles and Today,Tomorrow & Always. For ink, I used Stampin' Up! Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight. Since it is always "time to celebrate" a birthday, I stamped happy birthday inside in the same navy ink. I feel it is a masculine card despite the yellow. This watch stamp reminds me of my husband's grandfather who had a pocket watch similar to this. That watch is hanging on a stand in my china cabinet.
Clean and simple. Right?
Next up is a card fo the February CAS Christmas Card Challenge. The clue this time is peace. I pulled out from my Christmas stash an oldie-but-goodie clear stamp from Woodware Craft Collection called Nordic Dove.
On a piece of PTI white, I lined up the dove and sentiment in my MISTI and inked them with VersMark. As someone else said, whatever did we ever do without a MISTI? On my first try, I forgot to use my embossing buddy. What a mess. Trying again, I heat embossed her with Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder for some special shine. The sentiment is from the same set. The top corners were rounded with my rarely used Corner Rounder. I used dimensional tape to attach the card front to a Basic Black card base. On the close up so you can see the pretty embossing somewhat better.
A really simple card - I hope not too simple It seems elegant to me in real life.
Time to walk Jessie again, so I'll say good night. Thanks for stopping in.