Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MFPSS CAS Birthday

Hi, Friends....

I am here with a CAS birthday card to share for the Mark's Finest Papers CAS Challenge this week.  Clean and Simple is a bit difficult for me but my "put on more stuff" urges were somewhat appeased this time with heat-embossing and sponging.  :)

Looks kind of like Washi tape, but it is masked and sponged.

I used three different MFP sets: the deer is from Crisp Winter, the leaf is from Halloween Selections, and the sentiment is from North American Woods.

I first masked off my kraft cardstock leaving a 1" strip which I sponged with various Distress Inks for an autumny look.  Then I stamped the leaves with Versafine ink in Vintage Sepia.  Since I wanted to heat emboss my deer, I used my heat gun to dry the area before stamping the deer image with Versafine in Onyx Black.  Then I covered it with clear powder to heat emboss.  

Much to my surprise, although the Distress Ink had dried thoroughly, the leaves had not and so the clear powder stuck onto them, too, and they got heat embossed with the deer!  That was the effect that I wanted, but had given up the idea.  lol...   

Next I stamped the sentiment with the same black ink and heat embossed it with the same clear powder.  I mounted the card front on a black card base to finish it all up.  

As with many of my cards, it doesn't matter too much what color the base is because I write a personal note on a sticky pad and put it inside the card.  That way the card can be reused if the recipient desires.  I also include an extra blank envelope to make reusing easier.  :)  I have gotten such nice comments from people at church saying they love that they can send the card to someone else.  For our anniversary in July, someone sent us back an anniversary card I had given to her and her husband.  I was thrilled because it was one of my favorite anniversary cards I'd ever made!  <3

Hope you enjoyed this card and I hope you will join us over at Mark's Finest Papers for their super-fun weekly challenges!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 36 - CAS Birthday
2. Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - STAMP-tember Stamp It 

3. Craft Stamper September TIMI Challenge - Anything Goes (must stamp)
4. Critters & Creatures Linky Party #7
5. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - STAMP-tember Stamp It
6. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Stamp
7. Penny Black at All Sorts - Add a Sentiment (focal element must by stamped)


Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Very unique CAS. I love the colors and design. The deer is in an ideal place! Really nice! Thanks for joining us at MFP Stamps Challenge!

Bad Kitty said...

very nice card

Alison59 said...

Gorgeous - I do love a good CAS card :-)

Teresa Doyle said...

Super cute Janis and the sponging looks great. Love the "textured" look your achieved by doing that.
It's nice to 're-cycle' cards when ever possible. That was so sweet to receive your own card back. At least they knew you'd like it! LOL

Stampsnob. said...

Perfect This would work well for
first birthday .................Lis

Vickie Y said...

Great CAS card! Thank you for sharing with us at MFP Stamps Challenge

Ellibelle said...

Your CAS turned out beautifully with the heat embossing!
Thanks so much for sharing at Penny Black and More!

Karenladd said...

Oh, look how clever you are with that masked border! What a great way to add interest and still remain CAS. Great bonus to have the leaves emboss along with the moose, which add additional texture. By the way, what did you use to mask off your inked, stamped strip? Washi tape?

Sandra said...

Wonderful card, love the deer, he really stands out. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

Ravengirl said...

What a lovely birthday card!

Shirley said...

A lovely wildlife card. the embossing really make the image and sentiment stand out.
Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More and we hope you will enter next month too.


Shirley said...

A lovely wildlife card. the embossing really make the image and sentiment stand out.
Thank you for entering our challenge at Penny Black and More and we hope you will enter next month too.


ionabunny said...

Fab card Janis. Congrats on your win. Well deserved. HUgz

Ellibelle said...

It's me again, just catching up on commenting and realized you also shared this gorgeous card in my Critters and Creatures Linky party. So I just wanted to stop back by and thank you also for playing along there :-)

Linda said...

Fabulous CAS design. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

Caryn said...

Great design, love it.
Thanks for joining in at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn xxx