Sunday, April 22, 2018

Some Challenges

Happy Sunday!!

This weekend was just beautiful and had a chance to take two beautiful walks, each with a different friend. So much better on the waist then going out to eat.

I had a couple hours in the craft room yesterday and created a couple cards for some challenges. I decided that going forward I am going to try to make two cards when I get out a stamp set. I used the Altenew stamp set "Budding Thanks" for both of my cards.

I stamped the flowers with the Altenew "Shades of Purple" and "Green Fields" mini ink cubes on a white, top folding A2 card.

For the softer colored tulip, I used the Soft Lilac and Lavender Fields ink. The darker tulip was stamped with Lavender Fields and Midnight Violet.

I used a sentiment from Altenew's "Beautiful Day" stamp set in black. I could not photograph it but I covered the flowers with a clear sparkle pen and added some clear sequins.

I am entering the "Time Out Challenges: Spring," and the Altenew April 2018 Inspiration Challenge.

I used the same stamp set for my second card but instead of using just the purple shades, I used a combination of the "Rose Petal" mini cubes and "Tropical Forest" mini ink cubes. 

The left flower I used both the purple and rose colors. I originally stamped it with the pink BUT it was too light so I over-stamped it with the two lightest purples. For the purple flower I used "Midnight Violet" and "Deep Iris."

I stamped an Altenew sentiment from "Label Love" with black dye ink. I adhered it to the card with foam adhesive.

The last step was to adhere a few sequins around the sentiment.

This card was inspired by the CAS(E) this Sketch #268.

Well that is all for now. I thank you for taking the time to stop by. Have a FABULOUS night!!

(*affiliate links used, when possible, at no extra cost to you)
Stamps-Altenew *"Budding Thanks,"*"Beautiful Day," and *"Label Love"
Paper-Neenah Solar White
Ink-Altenew "Shades of Purple,"Tropical Forest,” and "Green Fields," Tsukineko "Onyx Black"
Other-*Ranger Ink Multi-Matte, Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker, 3L Scrapbook 3D Adhesive Foam Squares


Lisa Elton said...

I love your beautiful CAS cards, such pretty flowers!!

Jean said...

Gorgeous cards - great color choices!

Darnell said...

Aw, how wonderful that you are going to make twofers every time, Nora! It's great to build up the stash and you have two beautiful designs to feel proud of as a result! I love the colors and coloring of both!! Hugs, Darnell

Shona Chambers said...

Talk about CAS perfection!! I'm so in love with these colours against all that white, I need to get my hands on those purple colours asap!!! These are such beautiful, simple cards and stamped so perfectly. I'm so very happy you shared these with us at TIME OUT!!!!

Leigh Penner said...

These are both beautiful, Nora! Wonderful takes on the sketch!

Karen Dunbrook said...

love this gorgeous and pure.
:) Karen

I Card Everyone said...

Nora, I love your idea to make two cards with each craft session - goodness knows we should all follow your lead! Which leads me to say 'bravo' on this gorgeous interpretation of our Sketch this week!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Yes, hopefully Spring is here to stay!
Your CAS cards are very pretty!

Nonni said...

Amazing use of these gorgeous tulip stamps (I've never seen them before!), I love the CAS look of these cards and the ink sets you've used are just perfect for spring feel. Thank you for joining us at Time Out Challenges!

Anita in France said...

These are both gorgeous, Nora ... bold, bright, spring-like ... and deliciously CAS! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Anonymous said...

We love the simplicity of this beauty! So elegant! Thanks for playing along in this month's Inspiration Challenge!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Two gorgeous cards, Nora!

Barb Ghig said...

Two really beautiful cards, Nora! I love your color palette on both and how you kept your designs so perfectly CAS!