By My Side CAS Friendship Card

by Joanne James15. March 2023 11:20

Today I'm sharing a card for the clean and simple challenge over at CAS On Friday which closes today where the theme is 'Friendship'. I also used the sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments for my layout:

I decided to use a set from the annual catalogue that I picked up ages ago on a stamp sale day, but still had yet to ink up: By My Side. This is the card that I came up with:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

I love the innocent, child-like images in this set and it has some beautiful friendship sentiments that can be used for all kinds of occasions - thank you, congratulations, hello, thinking of you, birthday or simply to celebrate the friendship of someone you hold dear. I stamped the sweet little boy and his faithful puppy friend and coloured them both with my Stampin' Blends, adding in some ground and just a hint of colour applied with my blending brush and a cloud stencil above the first part of my sentiment. I added a second sentiment at the bottom of my card, masking off to stamp it in a straight line rather than two rows as per the set.


I was a little liberal with my interpretation of the HSS sketch, in that I used it in a horizontal rather than portrait format and didn't curve the top of my panel, as the straight lines suited my clean and simple design better. This layout is actually a really good one for CAS cards - the addition of the coloured strip behind the panel is a great way to add a little more colour and interest without cluttering that all important 'white space'. 

I have something different for you tomorrow, but if you like this card I've made another one featuring some of the other stamps in this set to share with you on Friday, so make sure you pop back then.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Enjoy your day; mine is going to be spent playing catch-up at my desk and trying to get organised for the crafting week ahead! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (4) -

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/17/2023 5:58:20 AM #

Oh my! Super scene, cute child, cute dog, hint of a cloud - perfect! But what really brings it home is the dark strip, giving everything a punch.

Patti Brunter
Patti BrunterUnited States
3/19/2023 10:03:14 PM #

I love the way that you created your card using the sketch yet really made it your own, so clever! Nothing sweeter than a little boy and his dog! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
3/19/2023 10:17:35 PM #

So sweet, Joanne, and perfectly CAS!  Way to go, turning our sketch - I would never have thought of that!  Love your exquisite coloring on this, too - just beautiful!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Jolanda Johnstone
Jolanda JohnstoneUnited States
3/20/2023 1:32:06 PM #

Sweet card, Joanne.  Nicely colored.  So glad you joined us at HSS this round.  Cheers, Jolanda - DT

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