CAS Card No. 34: On your special day

2013-08-14 One Layer Card On your special day
Kraft notecard (4″ by 5.5″) using masking, repetition, tone-on-tone/monochromatic stamping, sponging/distressing, and edging techniques.

Stamps: flower, background (Stampin’ Up); sentiment (Stampabilities)
Inks: jet black (Ranger Archival ink); mustard seed (Tim Holtz Distress ink)
Other: embellishments (Pink Paislee); kraft notecard

Here are the steps for creating this CAS card:

1. Trim white card stock to size (slightly smaller than 4″ by 5.5″).

2. Mask right side of card stock then stamp background on left side.

3. Stamp flower over the area.

4. Sponge over the area with distress ink.

5. Remove mask then stamp sentiment.

6. Apply embellishments.

7. Lightly sponge edges of card stock with distress ink.

8. Mount finished card front onto kraft card base.

A little bit about this card: This is almost a one layer card — it’s still pretty flat, uses stamping, and has a clean and simple design. I wanted to use my kraft notecards to make more birthday cards. However, ink colors don’t necessarily show well on kraft paper so I simply stamped on white card stock that I trimmed to size and then mounted it on the card base. I love this one. In fact, I’ve got it all stamped and ready to go in the mail tomorrow — it’s a birthday card for my baby sister. Well, she’s turning 24, but she’s always going to be my baby sister! I’m making this my third card for the CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge #40. [Note to self: search for other CAS card challenge blogs.] Here’s the sketch:

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