Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Time for Some Summer



So are your kids out for summer yet?  My son does not get out until the 21st...crazy!  It will feel like a lot of summer is gone by then...although that is the first day of summer technically...so I guess we won't miss anything then!

How about a little summer inspiration?  Summer inspiration in the form of a Paper Makeup Stamps Blog Hop!  Sounds like fun, right?  You should be arriving from the ever sweet, Lisa M.  If not, make sure you start at the beginning at the PMS Blog.
This card is a Clean and Simple (CAS) card based on a sketch from a Paper Crafts call.  Why is it that CAS cards can be the most time consuming?!  I had to create this card like three times before it turned out.  That hurt too because it is obviously a one layer card...so I threw away a whole card each time...ugh!  Anyway it uses the still-awesome-always-going-to-love-it Dandy Wishes set from PMS.  The large and small silhouettes were embossed in black with my edges masked with Post-It notes.  Then I brayered ink over top, removed the masks, stamped my sentiment,and drew the black border.  Wow that made it sound so easy...guess easier said than done!

Well now you are off to the ever talented Tangii.  If you happen to get lost along the way, you can follow the link list below:




Thanks for checking out my kind of engineering!

The Engineering Details
Stamps - Dandy Wishes (Paper Makeup Stamps); Paper - Basic White (Papertrey Ink); Ink - More Mustard, Pumpkin Pie (SU!), Versamark (Tsukineko); Accessories - black embossing powder (SU!), brayer, Post-It notes, Black Pen (Sharpie), ruler






25 comments:

Mary J said...

Wow, this is so warm and beautiful! Love it!

Dawn Mercedes said...

This is CAS-tastic! wow!

Anita Hovey said...

Gorgeous!!!

Rita said...

beautiful card!
thanks for this summer hop!

Tina said...

the colors are beautiful..very nice

Tina

Carma said...

Doesn't sound so easy to me but I love the results!!

Lisa M. said...

This is just amazing, Andrea! I have GOT to get a Brayer!!! Love it!

Sparkly Engineer said...

CAS but sooo pretty. Worth the 3 attempts for sure.

jan farnworth said...

wow your card is fantastic i don't know why cas are so hard to do when they sound so easy.

Billie Dee said...

Very pretty. I like the style.

LaJanette said...

Wow that is a great card! I guess it is easier said than done; but it came out just right!

alienanessa said...

Okay, as if all the trouble you went to masking wasn't cool enough, that brayered background is totally eye-catching!!

Lena said...

this is so gorgeous!

Danni said...

Very striking!

Kristie said...

Very pretty! I love the brayered background. I am going to have to get Dandy Wishes one of these days!

Michelle VP said...

Love the one-layer and orange background for these very favorite dandelions of mine! :)

Jenée said...

Nice card. Very well done.

Katie Cotton said...

love it!!! This is DEFINITELY summer!!!

Sanwanya said...

Beautiful:)
What a fun hop!

Jenn said...

This is beautiful! I really like your design!

What a fun hop!
Jenn
www.jaxbeanstalks.blogspot.com

Elizabeth Hart said...

The silhouette effect is very effective and it does feel like a hot summer day. Very lovely.

bryansgyrl said...

I love it! I still can't figure out how you did it!

Shana said...

Oh my this is absolutely STUNNING! I look forward to trying this technique!

schmidtrv said...

Love the card. the colors are great.
Vicky Schmidt

Patti J said...

Hi Andrea! Love your blog - just signed up to follow! Your card is gorgeous - will have to try that :) I also found an Elmo card on SCS that you did a while back. Would you have any objections to me CASEing it for a 2 year old's birthday invitation? I'd be happy to link back to you when I post on my blog in a couple of weeks. Thanks for taking the time to reply!

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