Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Merry and Bright in Dapper Denim


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  A quick CAS card today that didn't quite turn out how I had planned...I am finding that photopolymer stamps sometimes don't stamp as cleanly with craft ink when you want to do heat-embossing.  So I will say that this card was a learning process!  It's for two challenges:

The sketch at Can You Case It:

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As well as the Just Add Ink challenge #311, which is masking!  So here we go:



I began by masking off the upper and lower portions of my card with post-it notes, then heat-embossing the snowflakes from Snow Place in Craft White ink and white embossing powder.  I stamped a Paper Pumpkin sentiment in Memento Black, then used the new In Color, Dapper Denim, to sponge within the masked area.  I love my blues, and I think this will be a great color!  I tried to darken the edges a little and leave the inside area lighter.  As you can see, the snowflakes are not very crisp and clear:


Next time I will use a traditional rubber stamp.  The inside was stamped with the same color, same Paper Pumpkin set, but I did add "wishing you" and another snowflake from a Lil'Inker set (can't remember the name!)...


And this shade sort of reminds me of these big blue eyes!


Thanks for popping by today!

14 comments:

  1. LOve your card, LeAnne ... I'm not usually a blue girl, but this shade [and Cassidy's eyes]? Just gorgeous!
    =]

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  2. What a beautiful CAS card LeAnne...that is right up my alley! Thanks for playing along with us at CYCI ~ Wynne

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  3. A one layer beauty! Love it! And that beautiful smile, too!

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  4. This is a lovely card LeAnne, but our theme this week is At Sea! Sadly this card doesn't fit the bill.
    Do join us again!
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  5. This is a lovely card LeAnne, but our theme this week is At Sea! Sadly this card doesn't fit the bill.
    Do join us again!
    Chrissie
    Less is More

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  6. What a beautiful color this looks like!! Stunning card LeAnne! ;)

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  7. LeAnne your masking and embossing are perfect. Cassidy is getting so big, such a beautiful child!

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  8. Great example of masking, LeAnne; your card is beautiful. Dapper Denim is a gorgeous blue, isn't it? Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card, and girl, at Just Add Ink this week. :)

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  9. Your beautiful blended blue reminds me of denim, pretty card!! Miss Cassidy's eyes are as pretty as can be, what a sweetie she is!!

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  10. This is such a beautiful Christmas card LeAnne - CAS perfection! I love the variation in intensity of your sponging and your twinkling snowflakes are gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

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  11. What a great CAS Christmas card LeAnne. The snow flakes might be fuzzy but that just adds to the snowy feel! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink for our masking challenge this week.

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  12. This is such a gorgeous Christmas card LeAnne! Blue and white are the perfect combo for Christmas and I love how you've masking for your card. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

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  13. LeAnne, very pretty card. Thanks for playing with us at CYCI! Dawn

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  14. LeAnne, I love your clean and simple Christmas card with the Blue & White. Great job with the masking. Thanks for playing along with CYCI. ~Pam, DT

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