Paper craft project no. 83: Life is better because of you

2013-11-19 CAS Life is better because of you
Now here’s a one layer CAS card (6″ by 4.5″) I think would work for a number of occasions because the sentiment can cover a lot of bases and fit different recipients — birthday girl/boy, boyfriend/girlfriend, mom, best friend, spouse. I created this one as my second entry to this week’s Addicted to CAS. Kylie and her DT are celebrating ATCAS’ first anniversary and so the code word this week is fitting: ANNIVERSARY. Since discovering challenge blogs in August, I have found myself checking out ATCAS regularly and it’s become one of my favorite challenge blogs. I also made this card for the November Challenge I’m hosting on the STAMPlorations blog. We’re doing STAMPS & SEQUINS. Take a look at what DT member Nonni made!

The card base is 140-lb cold-pressed watercolor paper (Canson). I used 3 different clear stamp sets from STAMPlorations: the paint/brush stroke and ink blots are from the Holiday Artsy set, the butterfly is from the VIGNETTE: Artful Flutters set, and the sentiment is from the VIGNETTE: Tree Silhouettes set. First, I stamped the paint/brush stroke across in Hero Arts neon orange and neon purple inks (one of my fave color combos is orange and purple), stamped the butterfly in tuxedo black ink (Memento), stamped the ink blots randomly in neon orange and neon purple inks, and then stamped the sentiment. I adhered 3 purple sequins and finished off the card by rounding the bottom corners. I rather like the artsy feel of this card while keeping it CAS.

My card fits a few challenges so I’m entering it to those as well: Deep Ocean Challenge #65: Favorite Color Combo (mine’s orange and purple); Scribble and Scrap Challenge #5; Seemacrafts: Bright and Colorful November; Delicious Doodles Challenge 62: CAS; Totally Papercrafts Challenge 193: Clean and Simple; and Creative Moments Challenge 30: Anything Goes/CAS.

Thanks a bunch for taking a peek! Halfway through the week and before we know it, the weekend’s upon us. Give someone a big smile today :-)


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Stamps used:

001 holiday-artsy-preview copy  vignette-artfulflutterspreview  vignette-treesilhouettespreview


11 Comments to “Paper craft project no. 83: Life is better because of you”

  1. Looks like you all have so much fun. I have no idea how to enter the challenges.. Help. Old granny is trying to learn all this Tec. stuff.

  2. Loved this card, I loved how it was a mixed media look the colors were perfect… Great share ~ Thanks for Joining us at Seemacrafts for the bright and colorful challenge this card is just absolutely adorable. and I hope to see more of your super cute projects in future challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne

  3. Fabulous CAS card. Great stamping.

    Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.

  4. Totally stunning! Love this!!!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Scribbles and Scrap Challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  5. Fabulous card Shery. Love the “grungy” feel about it and the colours are great. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A2CAS.

    Karen x

  6. What a wonderful technique and colors you’ve used here, Shery! Love the sequins too! So glad you shared this at ATCAS!

  7. Hi Shery. I LOVE the colors and images that you’ve used to create a fun and funky background for your beautiful butterfly silhouettes. The sequins add even more fun and color! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

  8. Great card with endless possibilities and I really like the sentiment.

  9. Thank you very much for taking the time to make such an amazing entry for SeemaCrafts monthly challenge – Bright and Colorful November.

    I really love this card. It is very modern and has a graffiti look to it. The colours are wonderful with the simple black stamping over the top. Gorgeous.

    SeemaCrafts isn’t just a great monthly challenge blog, but also a wonderful shop with some gorgeous hand Mae toppers and crafty bits.

    I hope you will join us for more if our future monthly challenges at SeemaCrafts.

    <3 & hugs
    Lisa xxxxxx DT Member

  10. What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Clean and Simple (CAS) Card”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

  11. Very nice stamping technique which resulted in this lovely CAS card :)
    Thank you so much for sharing your talent & joining Totally PaperCrafts challenge!
    Good luck in the draw, and we hope you’ll play along with us in the upcoming challenges too.


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