Artistically Inked CAS Thank You Card CCS421

by Joanne James25. May 2021 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. This week's challenge is a sketch challenge and Samantha has asked that we feature a non-geometrical shape on our cards: 


Feel free to flip or rotate the sketch when making your card.

For my card today I had to make another card using items from the 'Expressions In Ink' Suite - take a look:


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

Artistically Inked - The main feature on today's card is a gold foil leaf branch cut with my Artistic Dies and a trio of Polished Pink blooms that I've stamped and diecut and tucked in amongst the leaves.  The flowers in this set are so pretty and they are so easy to stamp - perfect for clean and simple cards.

A Distinktive Inking Tip - As beautiful as they are, there is no patterned paper from the suite on today's card. Instead, I added a 'hint of pink' both behind my floral stem and in the opposing corner beneath my sentiment. Instead of inking the stamp directly, or even stamping off, I added ink to the stamp using my blending brush; this gave perfect coverage with no harsh lines and allowed the detail of the distinktive stamp to show through, but with just a hint of colour:


I really like this effect, so soft and subtle.

Finishing Touches - A gold heat-embossed sentiment and a trio of gold gilded gems finish today's card. Just enough bling to make it special without breaking too many CAS rules!

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. 

It's still freezing cold and blowing a gail here in the UK today, although mercifully the torrential rain has stopped for the time being. Summer, oh summer - where are you??!

Enjoy your day and 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 (6) -

VickyUnited Kingdom
5/25/2021 2:44:36 PM #

I'm loving the luxe pink and gold colour palette Joanne and the subtle inking behind your sentiment and branch is very effective! Summer's on its way by the end of the week apparently - hang on in there! Vicky x

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
5/25/2021 8:07:49 PM #

Gorgeous card!  We've got sunshine here this evening, and the forecast is looking a lot better for the next few days xx

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/28/2021 6:36:16 AM #

Another super simple stunner! Great use of the die.

Jenny Martin
Jenny MartinAustralia
5/29/2021 9:51:24 AM #

Such beautiful roses and I love the gold leaves!

JuliePUnited States
5/31/2021 9:36:53 PM #

Your soft pink with the gold metallic is beautiful!

Samantha Johnson
Samantha JohnsonUnited States
5/31/2021 11:20:03 PM #

All the texture really makes the flowers pop.

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