Friday, 6 April 2012

Wrong colours for Spring!

Have a small commissioned project ongoing at the mo so haven't made many cards this week to share.
I found time though to make this CAS card using up some scraps on the desk! 

The leaf stamps were just laying about - have no idea how long I have owned them or who made them but thought it may be a good idea to put some ink on their pristine condition and use them at least once before they were consigned to the black hole known as the stamp drawers that are home to 'viv's stamp collection'. And I know we're supposed to be all pastel-ly and spring like but the weather here is windy and autmn-y!

Basic bright white card with a rust coloured textured scrap mounted across,  the three flat leaf images all stamped with Distress inks in Rusty Hinge, Brushed Corduroy and Frayed Burlap. The maple leaf was stamped twice, once directly onto the paper and once on a piece of scrap using Barn Door. I then cout out the leaf and mounted using foam pads. I then used some glossy accents and this has dried to a glorious perfect shine for once ('cos I usually end up with air bubbles or a sticky fingerprint in it..LOL).
I stamped the sentiment with Barn Door DI.

A basic, simple and quick card which I think will be great for my sadly lacking 'man' stash! I mean the stash of cards that are suitable for men not that I'm stashing away human
Not a very exciting card really but I hope it showcases CAS if nothing else!

Challenge -
Cropstop - Clean and Simple

Ok that's it - am off to work out why my carefully measured, scored, folded and glued box lid absolutely point blank refuses to fit on the top of my exploding box.......... grrrrrrrr!!!!!

Have a lovely Easter weekend, whatever you're doing. x


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hi Viv. Your card is just perfect for the weather we are having right now, it is freezing cold here, and the heating is on again.
The leaves are very effective.
Enjoy your evening.
With love, Sandra xxx

Jan said...

That's nice and very unusual.
Good luck with your box lid..... so frustrating when that happens. x

craftysue49 said...

I agree Viv ...a lovely card for a man the strong colours against the white background ...Sue x

CropStop said...

Lovely simplicity. Thanks for joining in the fun at

Meggymay said...

Beautiful card Viv, the leaves look lovely.
Hope you have a Happy Easter.
Yvonne x

Unknown said...

hahahaha yer do make me laugh about yer mans stash ....and your card well what can i say its a fab card yes autuminal..soz if spelt wrong but a fab card for a bloke i find that hard doing mens cards cause they dont like pink and fluffy do they or maybe the odd one might who knows love sasssxxx

Netty said...

Great CAS card Viv. Popped in to wish you a Happy Easter, Annette x

Jackie said...

What a stunning card Viv, I love Autumn colours, it's my favourite time of year :o)
Jackie xx

coops said...

love this viv great cas design and i love the leaves.autumn is my fav season :D

xx coops xx

Vicki said...

Beautiful CAS card. Thanks for joining our CropStop CAS Challenge.

June Nelson said...

I love this vivvy babe!! and its very apt for our weather here today!!! bleeding cold and windy!!! have a lovely easter me darlink!!!!! xxx

Teresa said...

A real beauty! xx

Monica said...

How charming...

Monica xxx

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

Gorgeous "fall" birthday card..Love how you added dimension to the last leaf. Thank you for joining us at CropStop.