Good afternoon fellow crafters, I hope this finds you well. Another week has whizzed by and I realised I had not done a blog post for over a week! My parents are descending on Friday, for just ONE NIGHT ONLY and a couple of days, but oh my, all the work to be done! Not helped by our ever messy Newfoundland dog Daisy – she can’t help it bless her, but she is not the tidiest of dogs!!!! I clean, then I do it all again the next day…..*sigh*
I am currently playing along with Anna Kossakovskaya’s CASometry Challenge. The idea of the challenge is to find 5 ways to use one stamp set that you have not used much, and to keep it CAS. There are five stages to the challenge, each one lasts a few weeks so plenty of time to get your thinking caps on. This is the card I submitted for part 1, but we are now into the second stage of the challenge. I have chosen to use Clearly Besotted’s Some Birdie Loves You. I had only used this set once or twice previously and I decided it needed some love.
Here is my card for today.
First up I stamped the birds and the birdcage on some Neenah Solar White cardstock and coloured them with Copics. I then fussy cut them and put them to one side. Next I die cut a stitched rectangle panel and stamped the branch one and a half times in from the left side, adding a few extra leaves because I just felt like it! I had to do this twice as the first time I did not have the branches stamped low enough and the whole design was too cramped :-/
I then adhered the two birds and birdcage to the stitched panel using foam pads. The birdcage has thinner foam squares behind it, so it sits back slightly behind the birds. I then stamped the sentiment and a few little musical notes. I wanted the card to look like they are singing little love songs to each other 🙂
Lastly, as I couldn’t help myself, I added some Glossy Accents to their beaks and some shimmer to their tummies and part of their tails but unfortunately you cannot see this in the photos. I then adhered the stitched panel to a base card using double sided tape.
A really simple card for today. I have to say, I do find CAS quite hard to achieve, I am always wanting to add little extra touches but I am pleased with how this turned out.
Thank you for stopping by, I look forward to hearing from you and I hope you all enjoy the weekend when it arrives. Back next week!
Supplies used: Neenah Solar White cardstock; Clearly Besotted Some Birdie Loves You stamp set; My Favorite Things Stitched Rectangle Stax; Copic Markers; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Ranger Glossy Accents; Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Brush Pen.
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