Tuesday, March 4, 2014

CTS#66 Skylark Thank You

Good morning to you. I think we are all doing well enough here today so the kids will be heading off to school and I guess I have to go to my day job. LOL

I made another card yesterday and played with it a bit, left it for several hours and came back to it. You ever have a project where you just feel like something is missing? That's how this card was for me, but I'm hoping I didn't take it too far the other way and make it too fussy.
Paper: Skylark, Skylark PML, Sweet Leaf CS, White Daisy CS (CTMH)
Stamps: Lifting Spirits, Casual Expressions (CTMH)
Ink: Lagoon, Sweet Leaf (CTMH), Vintage Sepia (Versa Fine)
Tools: Hexagon Embossing Folder (Cuttlebug), Heat Gun, Clear Detail Embossing Powder, Paper-Piercer, Micro-Tip Scissors, Sweet Leaf Alcohol Marker, Crystal Blue Alcohol Marker, Honey Alcohol Marker (CTMH)
Other: White Daisy Brads (retired), Stardust Glitz Glue (retired), Foam Tape (CTMH)
I tried out a technique one of my sister consultants, Karen Pedersen, posted on her blog where you swipe your ink pad to the inside of your embossing folder on the negative side. Then you run your paper through the embossing machine. What you are left with is a subtle shading of tone on tone ink in the negative spaces of your embossed paper. It may be a bit hard to notice from my photo. 

I liked the way the PML card had a blank space that was perfect for stamping my sentiment in. From there, I saw the chevron zip strip from my Skylark paper pack and knew I'd use that for the bottom border. After looking at the lacy part of the PML paper, I decided that it resembled clouds and that's when I made the decision to stamp the plane. Like I said, I hope I didn't overdo it by adding the clouds. It just felt too flat. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1) CAS(E) this Sketch CTS #66 Challenge
2) Color My Heart Color Dare #83 Challenge
3) Moxie Fab Happy For Hexagons Challenge

So what do you think? Too fussy, or just right? Wait, where's Goldilocks? :)



  1. What a fun card! Love that little airplane and all the detail on your card. Thank you for visiting my blog. I am your newest follower. ;)

  2. So cute! I love you how positioned the plane and clouds with the zip strip.

  3. Adorable clouds and airplane. Also really like how you separated the zip strip at the bottom. Thanks for taking the Color Dare.

  4. Such a fun card Casandra! Love the textured background and cute airplane!

  5. This is one of my favorite sets and I love how you used it here. Thanks for sharing it with us at Color My Heart!!

  6. Oh, I love how you made the sketch your own! Wonderful card!

  7. I just LOVE this card Cassandra!!

  8. Love what you ended up with by incorporating all the different challenges...impressive! :D

  9. I think it's adorable, Casandra! I did see one little thing I would try, since you asked. With the rounded clouds, the rounded squiggle above the clouds, the octagons, the rounded edges of the thank you inner panel, the rounded larger mat panel, and the domed enamel dots, I would also round the top two corners of the card base itself. Not the bottom because you have the lateral lines of the arrow near the corners on the bottom. (I said it was a little thing!) Either way, it's super cute!! Hugs, Darnell

  10. Love this card the best! Love the chevrons at the bottom with the plane. The embossing looks wonderful.