Monday, January 21, 2019

A Cheery Rose For You

Hi there,

I'm back in my stamping room! I've cleaned up a little, organized a little bit and then stamped a couple of cards that I needed to do. I've also done a bit of house cleaning on my blog itself, with a lot of help from dear friend, Donna Ellis. Thank you Donna! I hope to have my header change periodically with one of my own seasonal photos throughout the year. Debuting in January is my snow-laden Dogwood!

So enough about me - let's get on with a card! The mother of a close girlfriend is not doing very well these days and so I wanted to send a little cheer her way. I saw a sketch this morning, while I was reading a friend Diane's blog post that I thought would work for one of the Sparkle N Sprinkle sets that I had not yet inked up. It was a CAS sketch, which of course is difficult for me as I don't like to leave lots of empty space, but after doing one, I think I may just stamp out a few more - changing out the sentiment, so that I have some quick cards on hand!

I stamped the bud vase from the Sparkle N Sprinkle set 915: A Rose for You on to white cardstock in Black Shadow Hybrid Ink, using the stamp positioner.

I then colored the bud vase with Copics.

The colored piece was returned to the stamp positioner and the stamp was reinked with Versamark. I took the piece out and heat embossed with Black Detail.

This gave nice sharp detail back to the stamp. I then took my Versamarker pen and "colored" in the vase up to the water line and heat embossed with Ice Rink.

I returned it to the Stamp Positioner and reinked with the Versamark again then masked off the top of the vase. The outline was again heat embossed with Black Detail.

I die cut the piece using the Memory Box Cross Stitched die. Then Lavender Iris glitter was applied to the rose flower using the Quickie Glue Pen.

The sentiment, from another Sparkle N Sprinkle Set 816: Rustic Flowers - Snapdragons, was inked on to a little scrap of black cardstock with Versamark and
was heat embossed with White Detail.

So that's my CAS project for me today. Hope you've enjoyed your quick visit? I hope to get back to regular posting soon. Just got to get warmed back up! I say this quite literally as it was only 4 degrees when I got up this morning!!

Below is a list of the products I used today. If you would like to order anything from the
SNS website that I have used in my project today, you will get an additional 10% off by
using code ShonaDT10 at the checkout!

A Rose For You Set 915
Black Detail (EP171)
Memory Box Cross Stitched Die

Today, I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

CAS Game 132 - Up to one Third + Masking (I masked the flower of the vase)
CAS on Friday - Challenge 149 - Flowers