Thursday, 14 March 2013

Accentuate the... Negatives!?! :)

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?!! :)

{The List}

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


MagsB said...

These are lovely! What an excellent idea to use the butterflies like that, hun, they look fabulous!

love Mags B x

florenceandfreddie said...

Lovely Cas cards Rachel. I really like how you have used the pretty papers behind the butterfly cut outs. Great effect. Hope you are feeling better soon. Thank you for playing along with the Addicted to CAS wings challenge.

Stephanie said...

I'm going to try this myself with some pattern paper - so clever, thank you for inspiring me :) x

Sarah said...

These are so beautiful Rachel, love all the white space and gorgeous papers. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week for our Springtime challenge x

coops said...

stunning cards rachel.really stylish designs and i love the butterflies ;D

xx coops xx

Christine said...

Great how those ribbons and papers match!
Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!

Katina said...

Hi Rachel, two beautiful CAS cards! Looking forward to seeing more.

Kylie said...

I love those papers behind your gorgeous negative cut butterflies! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS! xx

Lorraine said...

Fabulous cards Rachel. I love the pretty papers.

Thanks for joining this fortnights challenge at Joanna Sheen.
Lorraine x

Cazro said...

Two stunning and clever CAS cards. I don't think we make the best of our negative dies, thanks for the shake up. Thanks for sharing with us at Addicted to Clean and Simple - Wings. Caz

Ang said...

Very pretty cards, love the idea thanks for joining us over at the CBN Challenge this month
Crafty Bloggers Network DT
My Blog: A Crafty Blether

Maria Therese said...

So beautiful ♥Thank you for joining us at Bunny Zoe's ♥


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