Lucky to Call you Friend - Addicted to CAS #131
03 March 2018
Happy Saturday. It's my turn to host our challenge at Addicted to CAS this week and I have this as a code word for you:
When I decided on this code word I had thought of creating a St Patrick's Day card, but changed my mind when I sat down to create the card. I realized that there were so many sentiments that you could use including "lucky to have you in my life", "wishing you good luck", "good luck", etc. So, I looked through my stash and found a sentiment that is intended for the inside of the card, but what's wrong with changing things up and using it on the outside instead? :-)
I also needed to make a card for the last of the Level 1 classes for AECP, so used a set from the class - All About Layering 2. I decided on the Beautiful Day set - as it's been quite a while since I used it and it really deserves some love!
I began by cutting out a gold foil frame from the Create a Wreath set and worked out where I would place it on my card front. I then stamped the sentiment inside the middle of that area and got to work on the flower.
I used the colors from the new Altenew ink - Tea Party. (This set is quickly becoming my favorite!) I don't have dies for this set, so had to fussy cut around the flower and did the same to the leaves after I had stamped them.
Of course, I had to add a little shimmer with my gel pen. Here's a closeup of the flower:
If you look carefully at the center of the flower, you can see that I added some black Irresistibles to add a little texture and then added a yellow enamel dot to the center of the flower.
I mounted the gold oval using some Stampin' Up! foam tape and then mounted the flowers and leaves.
Here's my full card:
I love this sentiment - its from the Beautiful Inside stamp set and I think it works perfectly on the outside of the card :-)
I hope you will join us and play along with my challenge. If you do, and you are chosen as the winner, you will win a $20 gift certificate from the fabulous Kylie and her shop Happy Little Stampers:
If you are looking for some inspiration, you have to look no further than our fabulous design team creations, including the fabulous St Patty's day card from our Guest Designer - Wendy who lives in Ireland!
I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Players card - and some wildlife shots! In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.
- Cardstock: Neenah Solar White - 110# Gold foil cardstock - Altenew
- Stamps: Beautiful Day - Altenew. Sentiment: Beautiful Inside - Altenew
- Inks: Altenew
- Die: Create a Wreath - ALtenew
This card is gorgeous!
Posted by: Ellenor Emilsson | 15 March 2018 at 05:10 AM
What a wonderful card, Jaydee. I love the way the sentiment sits in the popped up oval. The flowers are colored and embellished beautifully. What a great card for a special friend.
Posted by: Stephanie Lanzalotto | 12 March 2018 at 10:04 AM
The gorgeous flower hugs the frame which focuses on the wonderful sentiment. Beautiful card, Jaydee.
Posted by: Bobby | 05 March 2018 at 02:10 PM
There are few words to use for this card -beautiful and stunning come to mind. You have me thinking about what sentiments I could use for card fronts. Just lovely.
Posted by: Terri | 05 March 2018 at 07:57 AM
Truly beautiful, Jaydee! Love everything about this card!
Posted by: Virginia Lu | 04 March 2018 at 09:46 PM
Anyone would be lucky just to receive this card. Beautiful!
Posted by: susan | 04 March 2018 at 02:50 PM
Gorgeous Jaydee! Love the big, bold flower and using the sentiment on the outside. The gold frame just finishes it off so nicely! Great code word this week and I went to check out the design team and gallery, so fun! My daughter is an Irish dancer so this challenge just speaks to my heart...and who doesn't like to see a spot of green this time of year. I'm craving it everywhere, on my cards, a new houseplant, and even the clothes I wear. Funny huh!
Wishing you a lovely Sunday and rest of your weekend!
Posted by: Kelly W. | 04 March 2018 at 07:46 AM
Hi there, Jaydee ~ This is such a gorgeous card! I love how you layered the bloom and leaves, and how you placed the sentiment inside the oval aperture...so CAS and absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for selecting such a fun code word for us, too :)
Posted by: Barbara Ghigliotty | 03 March 2018 at 06:04 PM