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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

CAS153.......With Sympathy

Happy Tuesday peeps!! 
Today I am sharing a card I made using the Clean & Simple challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers. I like how this came out altho clean & simple is not a style I tackle that often as I tend to embellishment to much.
The CAS challenge was a sketch inspired by the card shown using the color block technique shown in the sample.
I had never really tried this technique and I think most people do it by inking an acrylic block and stamping it directly on the paper, I tried  that but really didn't like my results so I took a scrap piece of card stock and cut a square in the middle and used that to create my blocks. I sponged the colors into the opening using Marina Mist and pear Pizzazz.

I then inked up the flower image from the Stampin Up "Inspired by Nature" stamp set with some black ink and stamped it on the card stock.
The sentiment is from the "Teeny Tiny Wishes" stamp set and is also stamped with black ink.
I matted this piece with some Marina Mist card stock and then added it to the base of Confetti Cream card stock. I added three silver pearls for my only embellishments. 

Well, that is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and 


Erna said...

Your card is beautiful!! Thanks for the tip with the squars, it didnt work for me, stamping with the acrylic block.

Marisa said...

Love this, Vicki!!

Beth McAlexander said...

Very pretty! Perfect stamp set for this technique.

Wanda Cullen said...

This is gorgeous!! I never had good success with the block stamping, so like your idea better! Hope to CASE this beauty!

Dawn Easton said...

Gorgeous, Vicki! I had that set in my hands the other day and put it back on the shelf. Now I'm kicking for the inspiration!

Rhonda Langley said...

I like your idea of sponging since I don't own any acrylic blocks. Great idea for backgrounds.

Linda Callahan said...

Love how this turned out!

Kathy Peterson said...

Love this card, thank you for sharing. I'm going to share this at my staming retreat in a week. This is one of my favorite sets!