Hello crafters, happy Saturday to you all. I hope this post finds you well.
Today I am sharing my third card for Anna Kossakovskaya’s Casometry challenge 2. For those that have been following, I am using the Clearly Besotted “Some Birdie Loves You” stamp set. The aim of the challenge is to make 5 CAS (Clean and Simple) cards from one set of stamps. You can mix your stamp sets, but your focal point should be from your selected stamp set. Fun!
Here is my third card for the challenge.
I started off by cutting and scoring an A2 base card from white cardstock. I then cut a further white panel which was slightly smaller in width than the base card. Then came the fun bit! I didn’t have a die that would cut the semi-circular aperture. So, I drew a line across the panel to form the straight line and then pencilled around a circular die to get the circular line. I then used my craft knife to cut the circular part out by hand. This mostly worked out OK but with eye allergies and blurry watery eyes, it was anyone’s guess what shape this might end up! And I also realised after that I could have done a little bit of partial die cutting to get the aperture. Oh well! Maybe next time…..
Next I masked off an area on the base card and did a little ink blending to make a tropical sunset :). To give a bit of interest down the edge of the card, I stamped diagonal stripes in Versafine Onyx Black and heat embossed with clear embossing powder.
I did have two birds that I had already coloured as part of Kathy Racoosin’s 30 day colouring challenge back in February, but they were not the right colours, so I stamped a further two birds and coloured them. I found some previously coloured leaves and a little flower, added a little sparkle to the flower and then fussy cut the whole lot (patience is a virtue). At this point, I also added some white dots and sparkle to the birds bellies, because… well… why not?! 🙂
I adhered my aperture panel to the base card with foam adhesive and then placed the birds so they would sit on the edge of the frame using more foam adhesive (doubled up for height). The leaves and flower were attached using Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic glue. There was something missing (isn’t there always?), so I decided to draw stitched lines around the edge of the aperture to tie in with the diagonal stripes and also to “finish” the aperture off. Finally, I stamped the sentiment using Versafine Onyx Black.
This is my favourite so far from all three I have created. Two more to follow in due course – better get my thinking cap on!
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate you visiting and I welcome any comments and feedback. Have a great weekend!
Supplies used: Clearly Besotted “Some Birdie Loves You”; Clearly Besotted “A Little Sentimental”; Clearly Besotted “Diagonal Stripes”; Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Spun Sugar, Squeezed Lemonade and Dried Marigold; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Versafine Onyx Black Ink; Hero Arts Clear Embossing Powder; Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Brush Pen; White Gel Pen; Copic Multiliner 0.5; Copic Sketch Markers; Promarkers; Cosmic Shimmer Clear Acrylic glue; White cardstock.