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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wishing You Happiness

Hey's my turn to post on the blog!  Yeah, so excited to share!! 

So...did I tell you that I was recently added to the CAS (Clean and Simple) design team on Splitcoast?  Oh my, what a tremendous honor!  Seriously excited to have made the team after trying out a number of times.  You know that old saying, "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again." 

I'm a real layered kind of girl when it comes to cardmaking; if it costs extra in postage to mail a card because of it's weight...perfect!  So creating CAS cards is a real challenge for me, it is not something that comes easily or naturally; I have to work at it.  I think that makes being selected for the team even more sweet.  Don't give up on those dreams, even if they're small ones, the reward might be just around the bend. :-)

Alrighty then...On to the card!!  This week's challenge was to create a card using the color blocking technique.  Are you familiar with this technique?  It's been years since I've used it on a card but typically, color blocking is just that...creating blocks of color on a neutral background.  You can also use cardstock or designer paper to create the color blocks and I've even seen designers use color blocking to create a die cut image.

I opted for using cardstock for my color blocking and use the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Core-dinations cardstock.  This is the cardstock that matches the Distress Ink colors...beautiful!  And I love the kraft core, it's the perfect accent to any card.  And the laterns?  From the new Graphic 45 stamp 'em!!
I simply stamped the latern on white cardstock and colored the images with Copic Markers, colors used shown above (please forgive my messy markers...they get used...a lot!).  Then I cut out the laterns, attached them with foam tape to my card, and then added silver cording.  The sentiment is from a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set.  And there you have my CAS-inspired card!!

Thank you so much for visiting today!  If you haven't already, we'd love to have you as a blog, Facebook, and Pinterest follower!  We post on the blog almost daily and I confess that I'm a huge Facebook page so you'll see me often on our page with product or project photos...oh...and maybe a photo or two of Simon, our cat.

Enjoy friends and thank you for hanging with eP today!


Marlena M. said...

This is so pretty! I love the lanterns.

Tenia Nelson said...

This is awesome!!!