Monday, 19 September 2016

CAS - Diamonds

Two posts in quick succession again!  Goodness me, I am surprising myself!

This is a mega Clean and Simple card.  It took no time at all and can be used for all different occasions by adding a sentiment inside.




I took a white piece of card and trimmed it to be just a bit narrower than my card blank then partially stencilled Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron Distess Inks through a Crafters Workshop diamond stencil.  The stencil itself is a distressed design and I didn't put it on straight or ink the whole piece of card.  The sentiment is cut from a snippet of black card using one of the awesome Stamploration Cutploration dies.  They are such fab quality and I love the font.  I added some Wink of Stella to the 'hugs' then glued the panel to the card base.

Here is an alternate version using Shaded Lilac and Twisted Citron inks and the word 'smile'.  The Twisted Citron doesn't come out too well in the photo but looks cool in real life!






I would like to enter the following challenges:

Less is More - Diamonds
Stamplorations - Feature a Die Cut


Pixie's Snippet Playground - Use Snippets
Bizzy Becs -  Anything Goes

I am really enjoying making different styles of cards.  That is why I like following challenges so much cause they help me to think outside my comfort zone and give me lots of inspiration, not to mention oodles of fun!  So thank you to all of you lovely challenge bloggers out there, you are wonderful!  So are all my followers - thank you so very much! Take care. Christine xxx




18 comments:

Esther said...

Two super cards, Christine! I love their crisp simplicity and the beautiful colour choices. Adding Wink of Stella to the sentiments looks fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Less is More :)

Kathyk said...

Loving both colourways!

Kathyk

chrissie said...

Definitely very clean looking and maybe simple to you but I am sure it took skill to stamp so beautifully

Love Chrissie xx

Di said...

Lovely cards Chris! Oh I'm struggling this week with Less is More! Sigh :( You nailed it though!

Hugs

Di xx

Craft-E-Place said...

Two fabulous cards! I love the colour combinations.
Elaine

Sue - said...

Love both colourways!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

These are both great. I like the color combo of the second card better but that's just my personal tastes. Both are fabulous!

Redanne said...

Oh very nice indeed! I love the way you did the stencilling and the gorgeous colours you used. The words look amazing, especially the hugs - like you, I like the font very much too. Two super cards! Hugs, Anne xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Two really great cards, love the colours you've used on both.

Sue xx

Sarah Gray said...

Great inking and colours, Chris! Your card proves that CAS doesn't need to be difficult to deliver great results. Thank you for sharing with us at Less is More this week :)

Sandee Setliff said...

CAC cards are the hardest for me to make, LOVE yours!

Barb said...

Two really super cards Chris. I love both colours and the design certainly could be used for many occasions. Barbxx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You can really rock a CASlicious card, Chris!! I do love the way you've put your stencil akilter and didn't sponge the entire thing. I'll bet they are both even prettier in person!! Hugs, Darnell

SARN said...

FABULOUS! xxx

Jackie said...

Wow, you have been busy, Chris! Sorry I went awol for a while. These cards are fabulous. Perhaps simple, but very stylish! Jx

Anita in France said...

Fresh, crisp and gorgeously graphic, Chris ... wonderfully CAS ... love the colour combo's! Hugs, Anita :)

LesleyG said...

Love the distressed lol with the jaunty angle stencil, and they look cool with the die cut sentiments xxx

Karen said...

Two lovely cards in a CAS style. Nice sponging and stencil work. Thank you for joining us this month at Bizzy Becs for our Anything Goes Challenge.