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The first card presented here, representing a CAS style, or in other words, a clean and simple style was created using the feather from Unity’s Feather Soft Love Kit with part of a sentiment from their Know You’re Strong Kit. I die cut the Bristol paper and then stamped the feather using 3 different blue inks. I stamped and fussy cut the sentiment onto blue paper. I then folder embossed a frame onto the panel. Finally, I used a clear Spectrum Noir Glitter Pen on the white parts of the feather, added a ribbon flag and some of the freebie shiny sequins Unity recently sent out with kits. Must admit, I had fancier plans for this card, but in my many attempts to create that version ended up cross contaminating my white and clear embossing powders and decided I had done enough damage and started fresh with this card!
I took the meaning of “monochromatic” to a new literal level with the next card. I pulled out the jar from the Sweetness, Miracles and Wishes 5/19 KOTM and stamped it onto Arches Hot Pressed Watercolor paper using InkOn 3 Noline Fadeout ink. I then pulled out a Grumbacher Scarlet Lake tube of watercolor and, from my Gansai Tambi watercolor set, a white pan and a black pan. I then proceeded to mix several shades of color and painted the image. I added white and black pen details and ended up re-stamping the image using black ink and fussy cutting out a tiny tag to attach to the image. (This was quite an exercise and challenge for me to get the variations in color needed to differentiate each tiny component.) I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock and die cut that. I found coordinating ribbon, crystal dots and paper and backed everything with black card stock.
I used the lovely Love Who You Are Kit for this last card and coupled it with a pretty cool Stencil Girl stencil called Doodle It Tornado Flower. I used distress and oxide inks on this one as well as spraying the background and butterfly with a Perfect Pearls water mix. I stamped the images using multiple inks and painted more onto the butterfly. I used multiple inks and a blender brush through the stencil. I added a little pen to the butterfly. Finally, I used navy paper as backing, white embossed the sentiment and added twine and ribbon to complete the card. It has a pretty sheen to it because of the Perfect Pearls.
Hope you enjoyed and are inspired by these cards and the talented renditions of my fellow crafty hoppers. Be sure to leave a comment before you go, and, now, on to the hop:
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