My friend Pea (YT: whimsicalendeavors) is asking folks to make a CAS card for her mother’s 80th birthday. She said her mom, who is her hero, has always felt a little gypped because her birthday was in December so she wanted to make sure she would be receiving handmade birthday cards would have nothing to do with Christmas and be all about her milestone birthday. 🙂
I used the beautiful new-to-me “Hello Gorgeous” stamp set by Essentials by Ellen, that I thought would be perfect for a sophisticated CAS card with a little water coloring. I first used VersaMark ink and Opaque Platinum Sprinkle N Sparkle extra fine embossing powder to emboss the sentiment “Sparkle On” on the lower right corner and a few of the gem stamps clustered around the sentiment and one on the opposite upper left corner. The positioning of all these elements created a nice asymmetrical balance, and the platinum embossing gives a luxe metallic look. For the inside I used the “happy birthday” from the “Well Scripted” Stampin’ Up stamp set and another gem stamp and embossed those too.
Then, because I had used regular card stock, rather than watercolor paper, I used the Prima “The Basics” watercolor pencils set to add some touches of color in each of the gems. If I had used watercolor paper, I might have used Tim Holtz Distress Markers for this bit, but I was afraid the stamping on the rougher watercolor paper would have come out uneven.
When I finished all of this, I thought it looked too plain, so I channeled a little Julia Altermann and added some sparkly dots with a Clear Star Sakura Gelly Roll pen. Oh yes, I liked this much better. 🙂 I popped the whole card front up on double sided foam adhesive and added it to the card base, which was made with a shimmery Recollections pearlescent card stock.
The following is a start to finish process video of creating this card:
This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Beginning with “N” Challenge — New-to-me stamp set
Addicted to CAS Hero Challenge
CAS-ual Fridays Precious Metals Challenge
Virginia’s View All About Textures Challenge
Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful crafty day! WOOF
Wonderful card – simple and so effective! Less is definitely more.
Thanks Regina! I often struggle with knowing when to stop embellishing so CAS cards are sometimes a challenge, so I really appreciate the sweet comment. tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina
Awesome card love it and a great video too. Thanks for joining us over at ATCAS.
Thanks so much Anja! This was a really fun CAS card to make and I am hopeful that my friend Pea’s mom will like it. 🙂
That is an age we have to see if we can reach that…What a sweet idea of your friend and you for making! Beautiful CAS-card! Thanks for joining at Addicted to CAS! Gerrina GDT
Thanks so much Gerrina! I sometimes struggle with when to stop embellishing CAS cards, so I really appreciate your kind and encouraging comments! I hope my friend Pea’s mom likes it. 🙂 TF stopping by and big hugs, Kristina
Such a beautiful CAS card – love those gems! This is surely to be appreciated by your friend’s Mum. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS 🙂
Thanks so much Sarah! My friend’s mom is a big fan of gems and is actually a watercolor artist (unknown to me before I made this card) so I think it was meant to be for her! 🙂 TF stopping by! Big hugs, Kristina
So pretty! And I love those gems embossed in gold…looks great with the vibrant colors. Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week 🙂
Thanks bunches! These stamps were so great and they were fun to watercolor in. 🙂
Beautiful sparkle 🙂 thank you for sharing withATCAS !
Thank you so much Deepti! I love this simple little sparkle stamp set. 🙂 tf stopping by! Hugs, Kristina