Ooh, one of my FAVORITE things in the world is happening over at Addicted to CAS for the next two weeks! Perfect timing too, since my stamping studio is now back to its normal self after our home renovations!
Our Guest Designer this week is Anita, and she has a wonderful CAS style about ALL of her cards. You are in for a treat when you visit her blog!
I was so inspired by the code word this week that I made two cards. I started off making a one layer card using the fabulous colors at Just Add Ink.
I fell in love with this color combination and thought it would be perfect for sponging and stamping all of my grunge! I struggle with one layer cards, but masking and sponging makes them easy to make.
I started by die cutting the tag and placing it in the center of my Very Vanilla cardstock. I then sponged over the entire thing with Crumb Cake ink. I used Baked Brown Sugar ink to highlight around the outside of the tag and the card base. I then stamped all of my grunge over it. I wanted to make sure my bicycles stayed on the tag, so I used the negative of my tag die cut and placed it over my card, then stamped the bicycles. They are from the Photopolymer stamp set Greetings From in case you did not recognize the image! I love these little images but always forget I have them! I can't wait until the Photopolymers start coming in regular cases in the new catalog, since I have no printer to make my own covers!
After I finished my card I saw this color combo at Create with Connie and Mary and thought it would make for some fun grungy flowers. I paired it with the sketch at Fusion.
I also used sponging on this card. It just works so well with the grunge look, I cannot resist it! :)
This time I die cut a square in the center of a card front and used the negative to stamp my grunges on the inside. I then sponged in the Calypso Coral, making it light in the center and darker toward the edges. The flowers are stamped in Basic Gray on Crumb Cake and then I stamped a bunch of grunge over them. The edges are rolled with a bone folder to make them pop out a bit. The center flower is on Dimensionals and each flower is blinged out with a Large Rhinestone. I am SOOO sad these puppies are retiring. :( I absolutely love them!
Hope you enjoyed today's creations. Make sure you stop by the ATCAS website to see the rest of the design team's beautiful creations!
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid, Yippee Skippee, Greetings From
Cardstock: Very Vanilla
Ink: Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay
Tools: Chalk Talk Framelits, sponges
Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Really Good Greetings, Gorgeous Grunge, Off the Grid
Cardstock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink: Calypso Coral, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake
Tools: Pansy Punch, Square Framelits, sponge
Accessories: Large Rhinestones, Dimensionals