Sunday, June 5, 2016

Just playing around....

Hello - thank you for stopping by.  So the AC hasn't been working very well in the house and you all know I live in sunny FL.  So to say the least, we've been doing all we can to keep it cool - closing all the blinds, keeping unnecessary heat sources off (lights, oven, etc.) and so that has meant everyone in the house is rather sleepy.  So it was a perfect time for me to just take it low and slow on crafting anything.  This card literally took a several hours to complete because only a little bit would get done between one nap and the next!  LOL

Yesterday I was out running around getting some errands done and my wuz-band (definition: n. if you liked him, he's your husband, but you don't but you're not divorced yet) text me to ask I'd pick up a book light for him.  Well, I was right by Books A Million, so OK.  I also grabbed an issue of Cards & Papercraft magazine - inside was  mini stamp set by Altenew with matching dies.  This is what I came up with....

The card challenge at CAS-ual Fridays said to use flowers and the color challenge at Color Throwdown said to use kraft, green and cream.

My card features the Vintage Rose (build-a-rose) stamp set by Altenew, stencil I got on Blitsy, Old Paper Distress Stain, Hello die by Pink & Main.  The sentiment I cut out from Ivory Coast card stock and from kraft card stock.  I then layered the two slightly off so that it created a bit of a drop shadow.

This is a really simple card and would be an easy one to mass produce.  I also made my own stamp tool that is reminiscent of the MISTI tool - which I will never own (unless gifted to me).  The mini one alone is $50.  I could do a lot of damage with $50 then to spend it on just one tool.  Watch this video, and you'll see how you can make one yourself for under $8.  You can get the supplies here.

Thank you for your visit - I hope you enjoyed what I had to share today.

2 Encouraging Thoughts:

Claire said...

The stencilled background is the perfect backdrop to that pretty Altenew bloom - love the soft, neutral colours you've used! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Broni said...

So pretty! I love the offset sentiment layers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!!

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