February 23, 2015

Monochromatic Birthday


It was another freezing weekend here in NW Iowa, so I was excited that I didn't have any plans or errands to run outdoors.  Instead, I got to spend the weekend in my craft room, making stuff.  Here is the first card I have to share with you.

I absolutely love this card, although this is attempt #4.  I couldn't get the idea in my head, to cooperate with my hands. lol  Finally, I masked the oval and the butterflies in the center, for an easy (almost) one layer card, added some twine and flowers and was done with it.  It's my attempt to get more comfortable, and better, at the CAS type of cards.  I hope the recipient of this card likes it.  I am excited to combine the following challenges in my card.

Seize The Birthday: Birthday w/optional toppings of hearts and/or arrows (there are hearts on my butterfly wings)
Addicted To CAS #57: Mask
Papertake Weekly: Bingo - I chose blooms, free spot & ribbon (I used twine)
CASology #134: Monochrome
CAS(E) This Sketch #111: Sketch
Show CASe Your Style #9: Birthday

I'll be back soon with another something crafty.  I hope you have a wonderful week!


What's In It?
Paper: Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Elegant Butterflies & Clearly Besotted Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Dye Ink, Studio Calico Blush Crush Dye Ink, Ranger Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Copics: R46, R59, RV52 & RV55
Accessories: Spellbinders Large Smooth Oval Dies, May Arts Pink Twine, I Am Roses Paper Flowers


Nancy said...

Incredible job Steph! I saw the hearts on the wings right away...how pretty of a card is this!!! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Seize the birthday!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is beautiful! I love it! Wonderful take on the sketch!

donna mikasa said...

I love the butterflies peeking through the opening--beautiful take on the sketch!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful one layer card. I have a hard time with them also. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Seize the Birthday.

Vicki Dutcher said...

STEPH...A...NIE! GF how have you been - where have you been - it's been FOREVER!! LOVELY LOVELY card -- awesome masking! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

Kristie Goulet said...

This is beautiful! Awesome masking and sponging. Thank you for sharing with us at showCASe your style!

Deepti said...

Wowzers! The pink masked oval paired with red and black butterflies is sooooooo beautiful. Thank you for sharing with ATCAS!

Michelle said...

I love it, too!!!
Stunning design!