Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Unity August Sketch Challenge & CAS-ual Fridays Embossing Challenge

Unity have a monthly sketch challenge where you are required to use stamps from one of their Kits of The Month (KOM).  Here is this month's sketch:

My card also happens to have some embossing on it and fits into this weeks' CAS-ual Fridays challenge to use embossing (dry or wet) on your card.


I happen to have the August 2010 KOM and decided to try and use it with this sketch and I landed up with another CAS design.

Paper: PTI cardstock; Hero Arts orange layering paper; Neenah
Ink: Tumbled Glass & Broken China & Spiced Marmalade Distress ink; Versamark; Memento Tuxedo Black
Stamps: Unity August KOM
Other: Clear embossing powder: gems (Kaisercraft); Dimensional Squares; PTI Edgers Die #1

I used the PTI edgers die (one of my favourites) on a piece of white Neenah cardstock and also purple PTI cardstock.  On the white piece I stamped the background birds in Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I then used the emboss resist technique with two shades of blue distress inks.   I adhered that onto the purple cardstock I had also die cut and then adhered that onto the white notecard.

The little pink heart is clear embossed on pink cardstock.  The actual bird is simply stamped with Spiced Marmalade on orange cardstock and trimmed before adhering to the notecard using dimensional squares.  And I finished the card off by placing three little gems under the sentiment.

I hope you like my little card!  Wishing you a wonderful day!

20 comments:

Michele Gross said...

Super cute!! Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Rosemary said...

fantastic CAS card, brenda! love your take on the sketch!

Cheryl said...

I adore this card! Love the embossed background and the bright colors against the white background do make for quite a "happy" card.

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Elizabeth Allan said...

Brenda this is adorable. I really like blues and oranges together!

Donna Bowman said...

Love this CAS design!!! The August kit is a really nice one!!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous color palette and design! Your embossing make the images really pop!!So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays, Brenda!

joy said...

What's not to like?? I love all the layers and different embossing techniques you have used. Super cute!

Trinh said...

I love your card, Brenda! I love the repeating little birds along with the large one. And the colors are fab - definitely makes me happy!

chickadee3357 said...

When I first saw the big bird it looked so familiar yet I couldn't place it until I realized that you had cut it out from its background and I have that stamp too!! haha! Great card! Love the resist technique.

Tiffany said...

Oh, Brenda! This is such a fun card, I truly adore that orange bird! So cute!

Alice Wertz said...

this is darling, Brenda! love the fun colors. wonderful take the challenges!

Maureen Morton said...

AH, this little birdie has stolen my heart! Love the simple look, the colors and the great design. This rocks!

Jacqueline said...

Hi Brenda,
Yes, how hot it is and the humidity is just too much - we don't have air conditioning here either, have to make do with fans. Your CAS card is so cute, love the white space!

Laura Davis said...

Darling!!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Lisa said...

Love these little birdies AND how you've turned the sketch! Simple and sweet :)

sheila said...

you did a fantastic job at CAS Brenda....this is another perfect little card!

Michelle said...

I love birds...so anything with a bird on it is perfect! Wonderful card and design!

Dawn said...

lovely card Brenda.

CharityHand said...

Super cute and I'm loving the colors! :)