Saturday, September 24, 2011

Happy Birthday - CAS-ual Fridays & Lawnscaping Challenges

Hey, it' fun to be blogging again!  I've been stamping lately, but...I'll have to wait a few weeks before I can share those cards with you.   I'll have a surprise ;o)

Anyway, I DO have a card to share with you this morning.  I just HAD to get back to a few of my favorite challenges.  I love participating!  My card is going into the following challenges:

CAS-ual Fridays CFC #21
 The challenge is to use 3 shades of a monochromatic color (our choice) + brown.

I had a lot of fun combining these two challenges.  I've been wanting to make a card using swipes of color across the card stock.  So, once I found these two challenges...this card came together easily.  Yay!  That usually doesn't happen.  Believe me.

I started by clear embossing the text on white cardstock.  Then I swiped 3 different shades of color across the panel with a craft sponge. After wiping the excess ink off of the embossed text, I used dimensional adhesive dots to attach it to a panel of really rust CS.  Then onto the card base of chocolate chip CS.
I heat embossed the sentiment with white EP, then added 3 gems.  Done!

Thanks for taking a look...I hope you'll leave a comment!

Stamps: A to Z, Birthday Whimsy (Stampin' Up!)
Ink: Creamy Caramel, More Mustard, Really Rust (SU), Versamark (Tsukineko)
Card stock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust (SU)
Other: gems (The Paper Studio), Winter White embossing powder & Clear embossing powder (SU). foam adhesive dots, craft sponge, heat tool


  1. Stunning card Susie! Love those fab colours over the embossed typeface! Great take on both challenges!

  2. Susie, this is fabulous! Love the colors and the embossed text background! You combined these two challenges perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping!

  3. Very cool and sophisticated!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Awesome CAS card! I love the embossed text! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. What a really cool technique you've showcased, and a beautiful card at that! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. Ooooohh this is very pretty!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. So simple and striking. Love the little touches of bling. Great idea.


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