Thursday, July 26, 2012

CFC63: Thrilled for you

Happy Friday to all!  I'm excited to be back with another CAS-ual Fridays challenge!  This week it is a color challenge, and I really LOVE these colors together:
CFC63: Use lime, aqua, and navy in your CAS project.
And this week's sponsor is Stop and Scrap.  The winner of this week's challenge will receive a gift certificate to spend in their store:
This week's card came together pretty easily, I think because I love these challenge colors so much!  And it gave me the opportunity to use some new stamps I picked up recently, and try a technique I'd never tried before.  Ok, now for the paper yummies:

I recently picked up some stamps on clearance at Michael's, and was lucky enough to find both the solid image and the outline of the petal stamps I used on this card.  Originally, my plan was to stamp the solid petals in lime, then stamp the outline in navy.  But then I decided to try the kissing technique, which I had never tried before.  As silly as it is, I've never tried it because I don't like the name.  I think it's dumb.  LOL! But I managed to get over it, and I'm glad I did.  I inked up the solid petals with lime ink, then stamped it onto my Hero Arts Designer Wood Grain stamp.  Then I stamped the wood grain-patterned petals onto white cardstock.  I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to line up the outline stamp over the top of the woodgrain petals:

I tied some baker's twine on the right side of the white cardstock. I used a sentiment from the Paper Smooches Simply Said set, and I stamped it onto a strip of aqua Echo Park patterned paper, which I then adhered over the twine using dimensional adhesive:

I finished off the card with some aqua pearls by Kaisercraft:

I hope you'll play along with this week's challenge!  You have until next Thursday at noon EST to do so.  Thanks for looking!

Supplies: cardstock: Georgia Pacific (white), Core'dinations (navy); patterned paper: Echo Park; stamps: Hampton Art (solid petal, outline petal), Hero Arts (wood grain), Paper Smooches (sentiment); inks: Tsukineko (Memento Pear Tart and Paris Dusk); pearls: Kaisercraft; baker's twine: Divine Twine


  1. Hi Kimberly
    Fabulous card ... Lovin your kiss technique..., gorgeous
    Hugs sylvie xxxxx

  2. Ahh...Kimberly, I love how this turned out! The geometric pattern is awesome.

  3. A really fun colorful card. Isn't it funny the things that stop us from trying something new? Paper Smooches good - stamp kissing- not:)
    A full time firefighting! That's awesome. Thanks for your sweet comment.

  4. Ha! We should come up with a synonym. Like if you don't like "misting", you could say, "spritzing". Instead of "kissing" it could be "smacking". No, that will never take. Anywho, your technique looks great and I love the aqua pearls in the centers.

  5. This is fabulous! Really like the paired outline and solid petal.

  6. Geometric design! I love it :) Love the touch of pearl. Softens the card. Thrilled for you :)

  7. Fabulous job with the kissing technique! I have yet to do this myself. Thanks for the nudge. Love that twine!

  8. Kissing or no, this card fooled me and I love that. On the CAS-usal Fridays site, I think it looks like your flowers are cut out and the wood grain paper is behind the cut-outs. I guess that comes from being heavily medicated since no one else has mentioned it! But we do all agree that you've done a phenomenal job!!

  9. Cool technique! I love the woodgrain patterned petals!

  10. This has turned out great. Love the graphic look. x