Sunday, February 17, 2019

PP429 CAS Monochromatic Birthday

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I am the hostess at the Paper Players this week with a clean-and-simple monochromatic challenge! 

I have found lately that I have been challenged when doing CAS cards---I really want to add layers, ribbons, pearls, whatever!  But at my very first Stampin' Up! workshop, the card we made used three things...some Very Vanilla paper, a cornucopia, speckle and sentiment stamps, and some Really Rust ink...that was it!  And I was thrilled!  So we should be able to still do that, right?!  So my card today does have a couple of layers, and I did use some sequins, tools and a blender pen, but it's still pretty simple:

I chose Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral as my monochromatic shades, and stamped some images from Serene Garden in Flirty Flamingo ink and colored them with a blender pen, then shaded them with some Calypso Coral.  My sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral, and it is from the retired Watercolor Wishes kit.  As a nod to that first card I created, I stamped some speckles with my old faithful Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp!  I added some Wink of Stella to my little butterfly...did you know that you can open the barrel of your pen and add some alcohol when it seems like your pen has run dry?  There is still lots of glitter left in there!  But be warned, sometimes it might come out FAST...see how my butterfly has a rather lop-sided load of glitter, LOL?!

Anyway, to add interest to the rest of my card, I cut off a corner to reveal a stamped leaf, then added a little stitched line and a few well-placed Gingham Gala sequins:

And who remembers piercing?  I added a little bit to the upper left corner:

And finally, I had this stitched circle in my scrap bin, so I stamped a sentiment from Treat Time on it for the inside:

So we can't wait to see your CAS creation!  Share it with us on the Paper Player blog, and be sure to check out what the designers came up with as well!

Cassidy continues her hairdressing skills on one of Dana's old Barbie dolls....I believe she is dressed in a dress I made with fabric from I dress I once wore!!  

Hmmm...the colors and prints in that dress make me want to stamp something, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Serene Garden, Treat Time, Itty Bitty Backgrounds (ret), Watercolor Wishes (ret)
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo
 Ink Flirty Flamingo, Calypso Coral
Accessories Gingham Gala Sequins
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stitched Labels Framelits, Paper Piercer, Piercing Mat (ret), Blender Pen, Wink of Stella Pen


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a lovely card for a fun challenge this week LeAnne! The paper piercing and cut away corner and nice details and the speckles and sequins just add that little bit of contrast and texture to elevate your simple card. Love your pinks and the added Wink of Stella really makes your butterfly sparkle! Great job - almost as good as Cassidy’s hairdressing skills!!

Su Mohr said...

LeAnne, Your card is so pretty with details of the cut corner, piercing and speckles. Thanks for the tip about adding alcohol to the Wink of Stella. Your butterfly looks great to me! Gotta love Barbie dolls!

Kampin' Karen said...

Your butterfly is flying against the wind so it's pretty difficult for him to keep his glitter where it's supposed to be. You're the hostess so you can use sequins if you As for me, you know I don't do well with CAS, but I may give it a try because a challenge isn't a challenge if it's not a challenge, right?!! I wish they had made Barbie's knees hinged so she could sit down on the steps :-)

Linda Callahan said...

Love these shades together ..... very pretty!

Anne Marie Hile said...

I’m glad I’m not the only one that struggles with keeping cards simple. But you are so right, our first cards were not very complicated and we loved them. Well, looking back maybe love is a strong word…but at the time we thought they were amazing. Haha! You card is so pretty and I do love all of the extra touches you added, as always. Thanks for a fun challenge this week!

Lisa Elton said...

Love that you went back to your stamping roots to share this little number with us, it's terrific LeAnne!

Wanda Cullen said...

Love that you used the "color of the year" on this beautiful card! Coral always makes me happy!

laurie said...

Love all the special touches you added...great design! Thats a fun doll dress the pattern!

Claire Broadwater said...

So many lovely details in this gorgeous card, LeAnne! I love the stitched edged, the color, the sequins and the beautiful flowers and butterfly! CAS perfection! Cassidy is certainly becoming a Fashionista! Have a lovely weekend, My Friend! XX

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, this was such a great challenge and I love your take on it. The flamingo and calypso work beautifully together and the Itty Bitty background splashes/dots are perfect for connecting the elements. Fabulous CAS card