Welcome, once again, friends to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner. This week, our host is Lori Rider and she has a tough challenge for us. She wants all of us to branch out by making a CAS card with a tree on it. Now, you might not think that it is tough to make a CAS card, but I found it to be a major challenge. My first card didn't make the grade. I had it all made and even photographed it and uploaded it to a draft post on my blog, but decided it just wasn't me. So I tossed it and went back to the drawing board. And here's the result. I like it much better than the first. It still has my signature vintage feel to it, but I didn't rip up the edges and I didn't stitch on it. And really not much in the way of embellies so I deem it CAS.
I stamped the single tree from Lovely as a Tree three times using masking to do so. Then I over-stamped the bird and branch from Tim Holtz's Urban Grunge set in Memento Tuxedo Black and clear embossed it. I sponged the edges with Vintage Photo distress ink and created the sentiment on my computer. The tag is a Spellbinders die, the black paper lace was made with a Martha Stewart border punch, the background Classified Ads stamp is from Wimsey Stamps and the buttons are SU. The papers are Kraft, Whisper White and the gingham is from Jo-Ann.
Thanks for stopping by! I want to give a huge thank you to all my followers - both new and old. I so appreciate your comments and encouragement. I hope you will all stop by Our Creative Corner to see the beautiful CAS cards the team has made. We would love to have you "Branch Out" with us this week.
Little Red Wagon - Use Kraft
Pixie Cottage - Buttons and/or Sketch
CCEE Stampers - Use Punches
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Button, Button
Paper Play Challenge - Stamp in Out