Tuesday, 12 July 2011
I have been following the CAS-ual Fridays challenge since it began but have never submitted anything before. The challenge at CAS-ual Fridays this week is 'Shaped Cards' and here is the card I have made.....
The main shape and the concentric shapes are all hand cut, as are the butterflies. I inked the edges of the layers with Distress Inks and blended the colours on the butterflies. I used VersaColor charcoal coloured ink and then clear embossed the flourishes on the butterflies and then ran the largest one through my Cuttlebug using Divine Swirls ef. I added the same charcoal colour to the edges of the butterflies and mat of the sentiment panel.
It's a day of firsts today - first post, first challenge entry and the first ever shaped card I've made. I did say I was throwing myself in at the deep end! Wish me luck!
I am going to have a play with my camera to figure out how best to take photographs of my cards, apologies for the photo's above :)
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Card: White 220gsm
Stamps: SU! Just Believe (sentiment) Penny Black Scroll Strip 3863H (large butterfly flourishes)
Magnolia Wedding - Fancy Squiggle Flourish (small butterfly flourishes)
Ink: VersaColor Charcoal, Distress Inks - Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge, Broken China, Victorian Velvet
Others: Cuttlebug Divine Swirls ef, Papermania clear embossing powder, rhinestones, jewellery wire