Thursday, October 20, 2011

CAS 5 Minute Technique Card CS53T

Yesterday I mentioned making a couple CAS 5 minute cards late Sunday evening for design team challenges.  Today’s card is one of them! 

Today’s Creative-Sketches Design Team Challenge features a sketch, combined with the dry embossing and layering techniques.  LOL… how many layers can you really add to a card when it’s late in the evening and you’ve already had a very long and productive day?  Sharon_Field_CS53-T, layers, curves, daisies, and bow main

With a little help from one of my good friends, the Sizzix Big Shot Machine… the dry embossing went very quickly!

dry embossing and sponging cs53T by sharon field

But it didn’t really stand out enough, so I grabbed a stampin’ sponge, always handy on my desk top, and sponged marina mist classic ink onto the vintage wallpaper embossed marina mist card stock.

basic jewel pearls and curvy layers by sharon field

The sketch shows a curvy border, and one more layers… I have a curvy cutter from creative memories… but didn’t really want to go dig it out of the drawer so I just free-hand cut the marina mist layer, glued a little Whisper White card stock, cut again, and repeated.

curvy verses, dsp and curvy layers by sharon field

The layers didn’t really pop like I envisioned, so I simply traced them with the fine tip point of a marina mist stampin’ write marker!    Couldn’t help using Curvy Verses for the greeting… it mimics the lines of the card, don’t you think?

Paper Daisy layers CS53T Sharon Field, buttons

Punched a polka dot daisy, stuck it on a paper daisy, and topped with a bakers twine knotted button…. but the card was still missing something…

knotted ribbon bow on creative sketches challenge

So I backed up, added a little ribbon and knotted bow.

TIP:  Already have your layers together and want to add something extra?  Or perhaps they are just a tiny bit crooked? 

  • Grab your dental floss… you can lift those layers by sliding the floss between them and carefully sawing back and forth to separate the glue from paper!
  • OR… if you’re just sliding a little ribbon beneath the surface, use the tips of your paper snips to lift the paper slightly, and slip in the ribbon.  Before you press it down, add a mini glue dot to the back of the ribbon too!

Here’s today’s Creative-Sketches Challenge Sketch:


Looks like I missed another layer opportunity… darn!! 

Come play along with us this week!  Remember to use layers, and dry embossing and link directly to the URL of your blog post or gallery photo.  You know the drill….

See you tomorrow with another fabulous challenge from the Stampin’ Queens! 



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1 comment:

Fabiola said...

très très élégante, biz