Hello everyone!! :)
I am still feeling a bit rubbish but popping a post on my lil' ol' blog last week proved such a pleasant distraction from the stresses around here that I thought I would make another flying visit to share a couple more very CAS cards I made a few weeks ago using my two fave butterfly dies...
... 'cos butterflies and pretty papers are a sure way to make me happy!!lol I kept these really simple after being inspired by some gorgeous creations on Pinterest and around blogland :)
This first one uses a beauitiful PTI die a lovely blogging buddy gave me last year... I just love the shape and it has become a firm favourite in my stash!! :)
I added a simple stamped greeting to suit any occassion, inked the edges and inside of the negative in the same colour for a bit of interest and popped on a bit of seam binding...
... and then I smudged a few dots of ink all around on the main layer... which was absolutely intended from the outset and not at all because I noticed I had got a stray ink mark on there from my mucky fingers!!lol I actually rather like the effect anyway- I do like a happy accident!! :)
And this one uses my oh-so-gorgeous Clearly Besotted Butterfly Wishes die and another lovely piece of Summer Breeze paper :)
I was looking through my sentiments for something just a bit different to go on this card and as soon as I saw this one by Sam Poole, I knew exactly who I wanted to send this card to... a lovely friend who lives far too far away... oh, how I wish I could just fly on down for a cuppa and a catch-up with her!! :)
This one has a different colour of ink and of seam binding but is essentially the same... isn't that paper gorgeous?!! :)
White A6 top-fold card blanks plus extra card for die cut layer
PTI Butterfly Die and Clearly Besotted Stamps Butterfly Wishes Die
First Edition Summer Breeze paper pad
VersaMagic inks in Pixie Dust and Aquatic Splash
Craftwork Cards Alphabet Stamps for 'hello...'
Creative Expressions by Sam Poole Art Sayings A5 stamp sheet
Seam Binding in Peach and Rose Petal from The Ribbon Girl
So, that was my next experiment in uber-CAS cards... I am so loving CAS right now!!! :D I still haven't been well enough to play more with my new Clearly Besotted goodies but hopefully over the weekend I'll be able to... I see more CAS in my future!! Just imagine that in a Mystic Meg-like voice!!lol
I'd like to enter these in the following challenges: Addicted to CAS - Wings :) ; Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challnege - Girly :) ; Papertake Weekly - 1, 2, 3! (One layout, two dies and three colours- aqua, peach and white... if I'm reaching to far here then please just delete me!!) :) ; Joanna Sheen - Mum's the Word (For a Special Lady) -these are heading off to two lovely friends asap!! :) ; Allsorts - Springtime :) ; Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastel :)
Thank you so much for stopping by today- I hope you like my cards!! :) And thank you for all the comments on my last post and the well wishes too... sooo much appreciated!! :) Hope you are all well and have a lovely weekend!! :) I'll be back... soon, I hope!!lol