Saturday, 8 June 2019


Morning readers,

Having been on vacation and away from all my stash, I missed the last challenge over at Simply Less Is More, it was embossing and had neither hot gun nor big shot. So, I was determined to have a go today, to make up for it! Whilst I didn't have the exact inks (duck egg blue and plum) I rummaged for the closest colours - I'd like to think I came CLOSE

My card
The front, back and inside of my card along with the front and back of my envelope

Materials used:
  • White A2/C6, 250gsm, card and matching sized envelope
  • Two pieces of white card cut to fit
  • One piece of light blue textured card, cut to mat
  • One scrap piece of card used as a mask, I used an MFT nesting rectangle die to cut the aperture
  • With the mask in place I applied Distress Inks in tumbled glass and broken china using a mini blending tool
  • With the mask still in place I stamped the Imagination Crafts script image (from their texture set) using the broken china ink and then removed the mask ...... for the inside, reverse and envelope I used Color Box French blue ink
  • Clearly Inspired coneflower image (from LCS100 "Brushed flowers") using Versafine Clair purple delight ink
  • Hero Arts sentiment (CL342 - "Everyday sayings") stamped using Versafine Clair nocturne ink
  • At this point I placed the mask back over my card front and applied a fine mist of Crafters Companion spray and shine, to protect the water based inks

I'll be entering the above make for the following challenges:-
  1. Simply Less is More - challenge No. 397 - COLOUR CHALLENGE - see below
  2. Creative Knockouts - challenge No. 301 - ANYTHING GOES
  3. Cute Card Thursday - challenge No. 585 - ANYTHING GOES
  4. Crafting With An Attitude - challenge No. 52 - ANYTHING GOES
  5. Happy Craft Challenge - June challenge - ANYTHING GOES



Pat said...

A great way of using the two colours using this pretty coneflower image Kathy. A beautiful card. x

Sarn said...

Love the colour combo and. And, as always, I simply LOVE that cone flower!! Great card.


Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous colour combination and a wonderful CAS card. The design is wonderful, love the flower stamped image and love how you've done the back of the card and the envelope too x

Cardsbymaaike said...

Great use of the colour challenge and well done on being the first to enter

Trina P. said...

Welcome back with this lovely CAS card. I think you nailed the colours. x

Sue said...

Lovely CAS design and a fab use of the colours, Kathy x

Lynne said...

Super card Kathy, I love the way you've used the colours. The flower stamp is lovely Lynne x

Izzy Scrap said...

Wow! Love your wonderful CAS card, Kathy! Your design is beautiful as well as this coneflower stamp. Gorgeous take on our colour challenge! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along at Less is More.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

I love your design, Kathy. Love the script stamped over the masked rectangle. That cone flower image is gorgeous and works so well in your design. It's always a joy to have you with us at Less Is More, and this is perfect for Time Out as well!!

Darnell said...

Congratulations, Kathy, for a well-deserved Showcase from LIM for this beautiful design! (So surprised my blue duck egg didn't win, lol!!) Hugs, Darnell

Sue said...

Congrats on winning with your beautiful card, Kathy! x