Saturday, April 28, 2012

Lots of Punch.....

Hero Arts Punch Ink that is..........  I got this awhile back but only just used it to ink up some stamps.  I have been watching with interest to Tina and Martha who are challenging each other to use various stamps/techniques.  For their third challenge they CASE'd a card of Tina's.  Their cards inspired me to make this card

With Love

I don't have the Sunburst stamp they used, but have a lovely doily stamp from Tea with Eloise by Kaisercraft.  I started by stamping it with the Punch ink directly onto the corner of my card.  Next I stamped Layered Flower by Hero Arts onto some scrap white card and cut it out.  I left it white only adding a red heart gem.  I added some ribbon and then popped the flower over the top.  I added the sentiment from Hero Arts in the top corner.  I masked off the word "made"  At this point, I stopped and looked at the card... I want to enter it into CAS-ual Friday's Flower challenge so had to be CAS ~ but it looked unfinished.  So a row of little red gems and I feel like it's now finished and still CAS enough!

It also reminded me of the picture for Virginia's View over at Lily Pad Cards and it fits the criteria for Paperplay Challenge ~ monochrome with ribbon.  Plus I'll throw it into the mix at Simon Says Stamp Challenge ~ anything goes

I've just got some Banana Nut Bread in the oven.  It's a recipe I haven't tried before, so hope it turns out okay.   If I make Banana Cake, it seems to not get eaten with just the two of us home these days, but I think the loaf/bread will.   I might even freeze some of it.

Hope you all have a great weekend.  The weather forecast is for overcast showery weather... perfect for inside stamping!


Barb said...

We're suppose to have a very cold rain here tomorrow too, Dawn - perfect for the scramble! Wonderful take on Tina's card - love the way you used that doily stamp underneath your layered flower, and the punch color is beautiful! Enjoy your banana nut bread! :)

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

paula said...

Dawn what a great card. I love every thing about it. Good luck with all the challenges.

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Virginia L. said...

How I love the ink color Punch, too!! This is so very beautiful! I love your take with the stamp in the monochromatic theme!! It is a lovely CAS card indeed! Thanks SO much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays AND Lily Pad! xo

Céline said...

stunning c&s card!
thanks for playing with us at paperplay this week

Greta said...

Oh I like this! Great card, Dawn!

Brenda said...

A great take on both those challenges Dawn! I love that ink from HA, I wish I had every color! Love your layered flower! Enjoy your banana nut loaf! Yummy!

MaxineD said...

Dawn this is stunning - love the elegance of this CAS card.
Hope the loaf turned out o.k. :-)

Maureen Morton said...

I love how you used the white on this, Dawn! Makes a serious pop of this wonderful color! Great re-purpose of the sentiment, too. Love it all.

Nancy said...

This is a lovely CAS design, Dawn! The layered flower with heart center is a sweet focal image and I love that you customized the sentiment. So clever, my friend! So happy you shared this with us at Lily Pad Cards.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So pretty and elegant! Love the way you popped up the center of the flower and have the satin ribbon running behind it - gorgeous!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!

Karen said...

Gorgeous Work, thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week

Bethany said...

Very pretty! I love all the red :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the CAS design!