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Lucky to Call you Friend - Addicted to CAS #131

Hi Everyone.

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:

Screen Shot 2018-03-03 at 9.39.30 AMWhen 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:

Lucky ATCAS closeup (1 of 1)

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:

Lucky ATCAS (1 of 1)-2
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:

Screen Shot 2018-03-03 at 9.53.17 AMIf 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.



Card recipe:

  • Cardstock:  Neenah Solar White - 110#  Gold foil cardstock - Altenew
  • Stamps:  Beautiful Day - Altenew.  Sentiment:  Beautiful Inside - Altenew
  • Inks:  Altenew
  • Die:  Create a Wreath - ALtenew