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)