Friday, May 18, 2012

CAS-ual Friday ~ dies/punches

Over at CAS-ual Friday, the challenge this week is to use dies/punches on your CAS card.  I needed a sympathy card and as I was looking for something simple but thoughtful I decided to use the challenge as my jumping off point.

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I used a Spellbinders circle die to cut a mask.  I then blended some  Squeezed Lemonade distress in onto the card.  I used a technique I saw Vicky over at Lily Pad cards use.... to go round the die shape with the pen, in this case round the mask.  Before removing the mask I stamped the flowers from Stampin'Up in HA Cup'o'joe ink.  The Hero Arts sentiment is also stamped in this ink. Punched some butterflies to add a finishing touch.

I also am entering this into Play Date Cafe challenge

I'm not sure if my brown ink counts.... but my  faux stitching is black and the card is off white.

The weekend is here... so I'm a happy camper.  Wishing you a happy weekend too.
Dawn

18 comments:

Isha said...

This is such a lovely card Dawn. Perfect take on both the challenges:)

Lin said...

Great card for both challenges, Dawn!

sheila said...

Perfect entry for this splash challenge Dawn! I love the little "stitches" that encircle your card. And, this is a really good way to make a tough card....like a sympathy card.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Sympathy cards can be so challenging, but you make it look easy!

Lisa said...

I think sympathy cards should be left relatively simple, and you have done just that with yours.
Good idea about using the die to make your marks..I'll have to remember that!
Have a great weekend!

Teresa Kline said...

what a fabulous CAS card, lovely!

enjoy *~*

Kimberly said...

Dawn - I love the way you used the negative of the circle die as a mask. What a great idea, and your card turned out lovely! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura said...

Lovely card

Virginia L. said...

AWESOME take on the challenge, Dawn! I love the color choices and composition! The added butterflies are lovely touches, too!So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Sue said...

Hello Dawn
So,so CAS.
The image inside your circle is gentle and has movement, it emulates sunshine and warmth, using the paler hue of Yellow gives this effect, it is just perfect for a Sympathy card.
Have a great weekend.
Smiles:)
Sue

MaxineD said...

Oh Dawn this is so beautiful - and gentle. Love it.
Blessings
Maxine

Heather Maria said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Dawn! I love the pretty and delicate looking panel! You did a great job on masking!

Mina said...

what a perfect sympathy card Dawn, I love the cas design and the sentiment is perfect
Mina xxx

Anita Recksiedler said...

Hi Dawn I love how you combined two challenges beautifully! Love how you used the colors and used a punch in a unique way!

Michele Gross said...

Beautiful card :) Thanks for joining in the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Ger said...

This is really gorgeous and perfect for a sympathy card. Need those new seasonal colours!! Ger x.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous masked circle and gorgeous card!

Christina said...

This is so sweetly understated, perfect for a sympathy card. I love the sponging and the faux stitching detail! Thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!