Happy Monday! I’ve done something for today that will and amaze you . . . CLEAN AND SIMPLE! No, I don’t have a fever just enjoying a challenge. Last week at my Copic Certification we were having a discussion about CAS and how hard it was for me to do. I can fly through a vintage/distressed/grungy type of card in no time flat. My fingers fly and my mind runs wild! However with CAS it literally takes me forever and then I hate it so much that it never gets used (and you probably never see it). I was challenged, yes challenged by Jennifer Buck and Dawn Lusk to do simple . . . well at least I took it as a challenge.
Now I have to tell you, this card took me all of about 10-15 minutes . . . I’m AMAZED! Granted I’ve been thinking about for a day or so but for me to actually stop . . . and I mean stop. No Ribbon! No Embellishments of any kind! No sponging! Honestly I had to sit on my hands and say to myself . . . YOU HAVE DONE IT! Not only did I have a CAS Card, but also one in a smaller size than I normally make . . . okay, okay . . . I might have a fever!
I also know that Monday is the CAS Challenge on Splitcoaststampers. I decided to check it out before I headed to the studio and guess what . . . it was flowers! My card fit this challenge perfectly so I ran with it!
Using one of my favorite Penny Black stamps (and one that is screaming for attention) I colored the image with Tombow Markers, misted with water and then die/cut and embossed the image with Oval Nesties®. I cut a piece of white cardstock to 8-1/2 x 4-1/4 and embossed one half of it with the Flourish Impressabilities™. That’s it! I placed the image on the card with foam mounting tape and then sat on my hands!
- Stamps: Single Iris from Penny Black, Inc.
- Paper: Neenah Classic Crest Solar White
- Ink: Tombow Markers Process Yellow, Avocado, Periwinkle, Violet
- Accessories: Ranger Mini Mister; Spellbinders™ S4-140 Petite Ovals – Small, S4-139 Petite Scalloped Ovals – Large and I2-1009 Flourish Impressabilities
That’s all I have for now, but I’m sure I’ll be back. At least I’m hoping so today! In any event, I’m glad you stopped by and remember life is short . . . enjoy each adventure that comes you’re way!