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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Russet and Green Hampstead Tulip Oval Anniversary

This card was actually inspired by the lovely Kerry. I popped over to her blog yesterday and loved the style of her 'clean and simple' cards. Her style is quite different from my usual cards and so I decided to take some inspiration and have a go at a CAS card.

Here is the result:

The Tulip image, from the Papermania Hampstead Sketch Flower stamp set, was inked up with Papermania Olive Green pigment ink and ColorBox Terra Cotta pigment ink and stamped onto cream card. The image was then heat embossed using Heat It Up! Enchanted Gold embossing powder. You can't see it in the picture, but this gives the image a lovely sheen and a hint of glitter.

The image was then die cut using a standard oval Nestabilities die and the edges coloured with the ColorBox Burnt Sienna fluid chalk ink. This was then matted onto a big scalloped oval die cut from dark olive green Core'dinations card from the Elements card pack.

The card base was created to form a top fold tent card and the bottom edge was punched using the Martha Stewart Scallop Dot border punch. The sentiment, from Elzybells, was stamped along the border using the Terra Cotta ink and heat embossed with the Enchanted Gold embossing powder.

The edges of a strip of the scalloped circles paper from the Papermania Hampstead paper pack were coloured with the Burnt Sienna ink and adhered across the card blank and the image panel was matted over the top.

A strip of the russet geometrics paper from the same paper pack was adhered to the inside of the card to show through the punched detail.

I am entering this card into a few challenges:


carol said...

This looks lovely hun, x crofty

Lisa said...

Hi Kathleen, Beautiful card! Love the CAS style.

Lisa x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful card!


Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful CAS sparkly card
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
Lisa ;)

Lois said...

So pretty. Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends this week.

Polly Pierce said...

beautiful work Kathleen

thanks for playing along at OSSAT challenge this week
good luck
Paula xx

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful card !! I love it. thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nice fall colors! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends! Aren't CAS cards just fun!

kay said...

fabulous card kathleen and am impressed at how many challenges you are entering,x

Anonymous said...

What a lovely card.I realydo love type. I can just make out your glitter and try to imagine how great it is. Take care kitty c

Joanne (jojot) said...

CAS autumn card....lovely.....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends this week

redwasher1 said...

Your card is just lovely!!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends

Jessica said...

Simple but beautiful. A lovely card. xx

debby4000 said...

Fabulous elegant card Kathleen.

HappyExpressions said...

Very nice card!

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is lovely. I really Like CAS cards they are stunning. thanks for joining in with us on MAWTT this week Hazelxox

Karen said...

Great card, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.


KymKreates said...

Your project is dazzling! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

DT Coordinator

Lynn McAuley said...

What a beautiful blossom!!

Thank you for sharing this gorgeous card in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's harvest challenge!!

Wendi said...

Wow what a gorgeous card
Thank you so much for joining in with last weeks challenge I do hope you join us again this week

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a pretty card!! I love your colors and glitter. Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

tilly said...

a beautiful card, love the green frame, really makes the image POP,
Tilly Trotter

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF

Dawn Mercedes said...

Hope to see you participate on another Speedy's Friends Challenge!

Pascale said...

This is really elegant. I love the flower. Thanks for sharing with us at our Anything goes challenge at Digi Doodle shops best. Hugs Pascale

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh this is VERY pretty! Love that scalloped oval and Love your use of the punches and dies!! Thank you for playing on in the ODBDSL Challenge! Have a blessed day!

Jo Davies said...

Your Card is beautiful, loving your choice of colours!
Great Job!!!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us over at One Stitch At A Time this week. Good Luck!

Jo x

LuLu said...

Elegant card - love all the layers and attention to detail. Many thanks for joining us at "Fab'n'Funky" challenges this week and we look forward to seeing you again real soon.


Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Kathleen, this is such an awesome CAS BEAUTY!!! Love it and I love that it is perfect for this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Thanks for taking the time to play along! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle shops Best challenge this week. :)

Kate's Makes said...

A lovely stylish card :o) Thanks for playing along with the SFTW challenge and good luck :o) Kate x

Julie said...

Wow Kathleen - this is stunning- love the elegant and classic image!! Hugs Juliexx

Padster said...

Gorgeous - thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck - xx

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