Tuesday, May 14, 2013


I saw this irresistible sketch at CAS(E) This Sketch Challenge and decided to once more show my friend that I am capable of doing a simple card.

This card features Sparkle N Sprinkles’ Shabby Chic Birdhouse set.  The birdhouse image is heat embossed with White Detail EP and then lightly sponged with a little Angel Pink Memento Ink.  The sentiment, from the same set, is stamped with Rose Bud Memento Ink.  That’s it!

I decided to do one more card using this sketch, and I did work a little harder on this one.  I stamped the beautiful hydrangea image from Sparkle N Sprinkles’ Spring Florals set and colored it with alcohol markers.  Then I heat embossed the same image on vellum with Detail White EP and layered this over the colored image.  The “Bloom” sentiment is included in the same set.  I stamped and heat embossed it with Amethyst Spray EP three times and cut it out with Spellbinders’ Classic Scalloped Ovals SM die.  I used my alcohol markers to add a little purple color around the edges and layered it on the card front.

How am I doing, Kim?

E. Marie

These cards are entered in the following challenges:

Be Faithful
Corrosive Challenge #174 – My Sentiments Exactly

Bloom, Bloom, Bloom
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 88 - Anything Goes
MAWTT Challenge 178 – CAS
Crafty Calendar May Challenge - Blooms and Blossoms!


Norma said...

Both cards are wonderful. I don't do so well with CAS myself, but you did a terrific job on these. Love the heat embossing--something I don't do too much anymore...sigh.
Thanks for sharing your cards with us at Fussy ad Fancy Friday.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome cards Marie. The vellum over the top of the colored hydrangea makes for a stunning card!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Beautiful, soft and dreamy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CAS(E) This Sketch This week!

Anne Temple said...

Both are lovely. Really like the colors of the second one.

Donna Ellis said...

Great interpretation of the CAS sketch, Marie, and a delightful way of using the white EP. I esp like the colors in the hydrangea leaves. hugs, de

Kim S said...

Getting a little full of yourself, are we? Sure, I have created a monster who only does simple cards :D
Nice job. I love the hydrangea one!
But get back to the more complicated ones so you don't lose any fans LOL

Sandra H said...

Wow they are so beautiful xx

Sarah said...

Two beautiful cards. Lovely colour choices on both of them.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at MAWTT.


Gail said...

Outstanding card. Both are beautiful and well done. I do love the white embossing powder and sponging color over it. What a beautiful look!! Thanks for joining us at the challenge at Sweet Stampin' and hope to see you again soon! --Gail

Kim said...

Both are beautiful! i struggle with CAS cards, buy you really got it right. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Brenda said...

CAS is generally not in my vocabulary either LOL - they're both beautiful and elegant, but the hydrangea really pops!

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous CAS cards! Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts. Kim x

Julie Day said...

Gorgeous cards! Love the softness of them :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS(E) this Sketch!

Kim. said...

Both of these cards are beautiful, love the clean and simple style. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
Kim xXx

Sandra said...

Lovely cards.
Thanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stampin' x

Ruza Rebel said...

Lovely CAS cards! Thank you for joining our Corrosive Challenge this fortnight.
Ruza, CDT

Kathy D. said...

Just a reminder!
Clearly Digi Stamps Blog Hop Today and Freebie images every Sun and Thursday this month. (actually 2 Freebies right now till Monday....they are cute!!)
See you there!

Kathy D.
Clearly Digi Stamps DT Member