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Thursday 18 January 2024

Krafty Chicks challenge - CAS

Hello friends and happy Thursday.  Well the weeks are certainly flying by aren't they?  I can't believe I'm sharing my week 3 card for the Krafty Chicks challenge already.  Week 3 is always CAS, which I know a lot of people struggle with (me included), but I think it does get easier the more you make them.  
I like the look of clean and simple but honestly don't always know when to stop but I've made quite a few CAS cards in the last few weeks and I'm liking them more.  I decided to make a sympathy card as I'm always usually rushing to make them so here is my card for today:
a closer look:
and I decorated the inside:
I recently watched a video on YouTube that reminded me about partial embossing, which is something I have done before, but completely forgot about so wanted to try again.  I grabbed 2 different embossing folders and embossed them onto white card leaving a gap large enough to fit my sentiment.  I scored each edge of the embossing to define them and make them look more 'finished'.  I stamped the sentiment with versamark and heat emboss with gold detail embossing powder.   I cut a leafy die 3 times from white and once from a matte gold speciality card and adhered them together with liquid glue.  I added the die cut to the embossed panel with liquid glue.  The white panel was then added to the same matte gold card with double sided tape.  I also added it to my card base with double sided tape.  I didn't add any embellishments as I wanted to try and keep it as clean and simple as possible.  For the inside I cut another white panel and stamped my sentiment with black ink.  I added a smaller sprig of the die cut in the bottom right corner.  Again the panel was matted onto the gold card and adhered to the card base with double sided tape.  

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Can You Handle the Pressure challenge - ATG with embossing option - snow people
Craft Rocket challenge - use embossing
Crafty Catz Challenge - ATG optional twist - no designer paper
Double D challenge - sparkle and/or shine (shimmer card and heat embossing)
Just Us Girls challenge - mood board week (inspired by the colours and textures)
Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge - sparkle and shine (shimmer card and heat embossing)

I hope you will be able to join us over at Krafty Chicks and I cannot wait to see all your gorgeous creations.   Check out the blog for all the rules and to see the amazing cards from the very talented design team - LeanneDiane and Lori.  Helen is our guest designer for January so please leave her some love too.  

Thank you so much for stopping by. 

Love and hugs,
card ingredients:
Gina K Designs - Tapestry embossing folder
Gina K Designs - Botanical duo die set
Gina K Designs - Fresh Florals stamp set (for main sentiment)
Gina K Designs - So Many Sentiments stamp set (for inside sentiment)
Tonic Studios - Craft Perfect 6 x 6 card pack - gold hearted
Limetree Crafts - 250gsm smooth white card
Versafine onyx black ink
Tonic Studios - Nuvo deluxe glue


Leanne said...

Friend this is so pretty I like the embossing and makes me want to try the partial embossing again. You made this CAS card so pretty. Have a great day! Hugs, L

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

Gorgeous card Denise! Love the partial embossing you did, makes the card more special. I struggle with CAS, the same as you. I love other people’s creations but if I case it, I always think it needs more. I’m getting better at it though. It does take time.

Lisa Elton said...

I like that leafy die and your pretty embossed textures! Terrific card, Denise. Thanks so much for joining us at Just Us Girls!

Donna Phelan said...

This is so lovely! Gorgeous texture--twice! Love that! The gold die cut leaf is FAB and I love how you finished off the inside of your card as well. These are the hardest cards to make but the most appreciated I feel. Just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Sparkle and/or Shine Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

ElizStewart said...

Denise... beautiful job embossing! I love to see mixed embossing folders used. Very clean and simple... so lovely! Thanks ever so much for joining and sharing at Just Us Girls this week.

Melanie Hungerford said...

Beautiful card Denise! Love your use of two embossing folders, and the neutral color palette is perfect for your CAS card. Thanks for joining us at Can You Handle the Pressure!

Darlene said...

Oh Denise this is just gorgeous! LOVE LOVE LOVE your overall design (I need some sympathy cards, mind if I use your design idea?) Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D & Can You Handle the Pressure challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B, Word Power

Helen said...

Beautifully designed - love the technique with the two different embossing folders.

Thanks for having me as a Guest Chick again this week.

Helen x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome inspired card! A beautiful sympathy card also. Thanks for joining in at JUGS

Leslie Miller said...

We're very much alike when it comes to not knowing when to stop, and the funny thing is... I like CAS, too! This is a gorgeous card with your two different embossed patterns and the space in between. The tapestry folder is a real treasure. Thank you so much for sharing your embossed and die cut golden gleam with us at Double D!

Ina G said...

A simply perfect sympathy card Denise. Love the partial embossing - an oldie bit a goodie technique. Thanks for sharin at JUGS.

Aunty Sue said...

Denise this is such a lovely card loving the embossing folders and thanks again for sharing with us at Crafty Catz