I’ve had a bit of a card making fest today, so I apologise in advance … there’ll be a few posts appearing this afternoon and evening. I’ll keep it all as CAS as possible (!) … here’s the first …
I was inspired here by the photo at Fusion … coloured, chevron patterned paper straws (see below). As I used a big Hero Arts stamp for the background, I’m also playing along with A Blog Named Hero’s Layer Cake (second time) and Simon Says Stamp Monday‘s Big Stamp week. The shimmery die cut hello fits nicely into Moxie Fab World’s Hip on Handwriting challenge and lastly, I’m joining in with Keep It Simple‘s Bright Spark theme.
I stamped the HA background in Versamark on a white card panel and clear embossed it. Actually, I stamped it twice because the first time I didn’t press down hard enough to transfer the ink … and when I did it a second time, the pattern wasn’t quite matched up (ever tried to do that with a big solid background stamp? Yikes!). When it was embossed, though, I quite liked the pattern, so I used it! The rainbow of inks were sponged over the chevrons and the panel was trimmed to size. I die cut the ‘hello’ four times in black, adhered them all together, clear embossed them and added a liberal coat of Wink of Stella. I cut the same hello out of the card panel, adhered the panel to the card base and slotted the dimensional word into place. Strips of black card top and bottom were the finishing touches … and I still have a multicoloured hello to use somewhere else!
I’m off to link up … and I’ll be back! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂