Happy And Heartfelt CAS Friendship Card

by Joanne James10. March 2022 09:00

Today I have two posts for you! First up I'm sharing a card inspired by a few challenges:

      

The team over at Just Us Girls have 'lucky' as their word of the week. When I think 'lucky', four-leaf clovers and black cats come to mind, so I'm also entering today's clean and simple card over at Addicted To CAS where their codeword is 'feline', with green and gold being the only colours to feature outside of the black and white neutrals - perfect for my second entry over at Color Hues, this time with the colour scheme they originally intended for the current challenge. I also used the sketch and silhouette combo over at AAA Cards for my layout. That sounds like a lot of inspiration, but my card actually came together really easily - take a look:

 

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

I went on a hunt through my current stamps for a four leaf clover as I often do at this time of year, and when I came across my 'Flowers of Friendship' set I had a flash of inspiration: I could use the co-ordinating Flowers & Leaves Punch to make a stencil! I think I am becoming a little stencil-obsessed of late!! Anyway, I made a couple of small stencils using both this punch and a tiny four-leafed retired Itty Bitty Punch, cutting out stems by hand. I masked off a circular shape and then stencilled my clovers in randomly using a sponge dauber and some Just Jade ink. I added a punched black cat silhouette on dimensionals and added a gold twine bow detail:

My 'lucky me' sentiment is from the 'Happy and Heartfelt' stamp set and completes on the inside of the card with 'I have you'. A clean and simple card to let a friend know how lucky I am to have them! How does the word 'lucky' inspire you? Do let me know in the comments below - I'd love to hear your thoughts!

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; I have lots of jobs to do today so mine will be a busy one! I'll be back later though with my card for the new challenge over at TicTacToe this week. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

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Comments (11) -

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
3/10/2022 2:19:19 PM #

Joanne...Such a perfect CAS creation!  Creating the stencil was a stroke of genius.  I love the soft shamrocks.  The sentiment is perfect (and the font great!!).  Thank you for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

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Nancy
NancyUnited States
3/10/2022 2:36:47 PM #

Sweet CAS card, Joanne!  Any cat lover would love this card! Thanks for playing at both Color Hues and Just Us Girls, we appreciate it!

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Maaike
MaaikeNetherlands
3/10/2022 5:18:19 PM #

That's a fabulous take on the sketch! and a black cat to boot, you can never go wrong with a cat or two Wink Thank you for playing at AAA Cards

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/10/2022 8:58:59 PM #

Now that's super good! That masked orb of lucky clovers is magic!

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Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
3/11/2022 12:28:40 AM #

What a fabulous CAS design and great take on our "lucky" challenge, Joanne! I love this black cat silhouette! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls.

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Kristie Goulet
Kristie GouletUnited States
3/11/2022 12:37:59 AM #

I love this CAS design!  Great take on all the challenges you entered!  So happy to see this card over in the Color Hues gallery!  Thanks for joining us!

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Tristan Goldsmith
Tristan GoldsmithAustralia
3/11/2022 9:28:26 PM #

Fab card Joanne. Love that cat over the 4 leaf clovers. Nice touch with the bow. Thanks for joining us at AAA Cards Tristan DT.

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Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
3/12/2022 8:27:16 AM #

That's so cute, Joanne!  I went with a black cat for these themes as well - great minds obviously think alike xx

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Julie Beech
Julie BeechUnited Kingdom
3/13/2022 9:47:41 AM #

Fab homemade stencil Joanne and great CAS design, love it when you can combine challenges like this!
Thanks for joining in at Color Hues. Smile

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Karen B Walker
Karen B WalkerUnited States
3/13/2022 6:46:13 PM #

Wow, I'm so impressed with the stencil you created! Just perfect for the challenges! Thanks for joining us at Color Hues!

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
3/15/2022 8:44:39 PM #

Like you Joanne, I am completely stencil-obsessed and I love the way you made a stencil using your punch and created this amazing background. The cat silhouette is just perfect with it and perfectly finished with that little bow. Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS! Vicky x

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