Hi Everyone. Happy Saturday.
I was traveling all of last week and I cannot tell you how wonderful it is to be home. The days were long and tiring and even though the bed was comfortable, it wasn't MY bed and I was missing my furry things, too! I also missed crafting and have the next three days off work to catch up on housework - and crafting!
Now. On to our Addicted to CAS challenge for this week. It's the turn of the fabulously talented and always awesome Kylie to host our challenge this week and she has a great codeword for us.
Now, on to my card. I began with a base of Baked Brown Sugar (a color I rarely use!) and paired it with Pistachio Pudding and So Saffron. I inked up the bird with Baked Brown Sugar ink and stamped it onto Very Vanilla card stock. I then fussy cut around the bird and placed it over the stamped branch. I used my Copic markers to add a little coloring to the bird, leaves and berries. I stamped the sentiment in Early Espresso ink.
I used my favorite new "Better than email" stamp set to stamp on the back of the card - and on the front of the envelope.
I also used some DSP to create an envelope liner to match the color of the card base:
I hope you will play along with us this week. We would love to see your interpretation of our challenge. If you need more inspiration - pop along to each of our design team blogs where you will find wonderful CAS inspiration.
On a personal note:
I am planning some good relaxation time in my craft room this weekend and am really looking forward to turning on my radio and listening to some good classical music whilst I craft. It always relaxes me and I can physically feel - and see - the transformation. Last time I crafted, I noticed that my heart rate dropped to 62 beats per minute whilst I was listening to my music and giving some love to my crafting goodies. Now... that's much lower than my general heart rate - and it was then that I realized just how relaxing this hobby is!
Now, I have to go unpack and do some washing and feed the pussycats. I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card.
In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little love. Stay warm everyone!
Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:
- Card stock: Baked Brown Sugar. Very Vanilla
- Stamps: An Open Heart. Better than email (envelope and card back)
- Inks: Baked Brown Sugar, Pistachio Pudding, So Saffron. Copic Markers
- Tools: Lil Inkers Stitched rectangles die. Dimensionals