Monday, 18 June 2012

CAS Thank You

Today it's not raining!!but I dont know for how long, as the sky looks a little grey. I've stayed in and had the time to make my folks a quick 'Thank you' card for my birthday pressies and barge trip.

I've combined three challenges, the first being this sketch from Clean and Simple

the second is Friday Mashup where they have these colours

and lastly, Less is More where they want to see SOMETHING SHINY

Here is my card

The fern sprig and the flower were stamped in ink, covered with Versamark, and heat embossed with several layers of clear powder ( the camera flash hasn't reflected as much as I'd hoped it would, sorry, but I hope you get the idea ). The small flower was raised on 3D pads in the centre of the larger flower which was also on 3D pads. The white card was cut in the BS with a label Nestabilities and the edges coloured with a RR Write marker, before being layered on deckle edged card squares. The sentiment was underlined with 3 gems to add that extra shine

Recipe :
Card = Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Whisper White, and white square card FMS
Stamps = Everything Eleanor, Growing Green, and Just Believe
Inks = Rich Razzelberry, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive (outline of fern), and Versamark
Tools = Big Shot, Nestabilities, and heat gun
Extras = Gems, 3D pads, and Clear Embossing Powder

I forgot to take my camera with me on the barge, but my Sister Cassy took some photos which she will email to me as soon as she gets a minute. Our boat was called "Kennelworth Castle", and we had great fun reading all the names of the other barges as the day went on. I read one that I pronounced as "Percy Phone", and commented what a strange name it was, only for everyone to be in hysterics as it should have been "Persephone" ( The daughter of Zeus, I think? ), how stupid did I feel ??.

Anyhow, thanks for dropping by today, and thank you to all those who left me birthday wishes.

I'll be back soon


  1. Today we have sun not sure how long that will last either!! brilliant card which brings lots of sunshine:)x

  2. I love the embossed fern and flower and I bet they look even shinier in real life. I hooted with laughter at Percy Phone and will be calling her that myself from now on! Vicky x

  3. A little short on white space this week Bev...but I love your shiny images.
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  4. Beautiful details! I love how you made your Eleanor flower. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

  5. How pretty. I love the added dimension that the embossing gives. Great job. Thanks for joining The Friday Mashup.
    Sheri (guest designer)

  6. Lovely shine! That fern image is really pretty. M x

  7. A fair few layers this time Bev, but super card
    Thanks very much
    "Less is More"

  8. I love what you did with the challenge colors.. this came out so pretty! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.


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