Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Stamping Rules Monday Motivations Team Card

I had such a fun time at the Monday Motivations team meeting tonight - lots of giggling girls and CTMH shop talk! We also made this CAS card (Clean and Simple) which if you've been following me, you know that CAS may not be my forte...I'm a lumpy bumpy, one more layer can't hurt, where's the glitter kind of gal.

I did do some fun techniques on this simple card though. I pierced a double row of stitches across the bottom using my handy dandy CTMH piercing ruler. I kid you not, this ruler is awesome! I just used the grid printed across the ruler to line up my holes perfectly before piercing across with my piercing tool. Now, I love the thick little mat that comes in our Piercing kit, but for something larger it isn't quite wide enough all the time, so I've taken to using three sheets of fun foam to get my 12" piercing done quickly, like on my Lucy Pages Club kit.

I also did some masking with a Cricut Art Philosophy Shape that I cut at 3 1/2 inches (Layer/Rectangle 5). I used the outer frame of that cut to make a mask (pictured below). I extended the mask with Post-it notes to make sure no stray stamping would appear on my clean white card base. Then I stamped the grid image from the April Stamp of the Month in Sweet Leaf ink and sponged the masked area with Sky Ink.

I stamped the banners and the sentiment strip in Black Ink. The Sentiment comes with dots underneath but not on top, so I cleaned my stamp and then inked just the dots to add the string of dots overhead. A Bitty Sparkle between each word finished off my sentiment strip. There are gobs of frames on the Art Philosophy Cartridge - I can't wait to try this with some new shapes!

Don't forget there are only 4 more days to get your Art Philosophy Cricut bundle for FREE by joining my team - that's $450 worth of CTMH goodness for just $99! Check out the Philosophy of FUN for more details - then click on Opportunities to sign up. See ya at the next Monday Motivations!

I got my color combo from the Heart 2 Heart Spring Color Challenge and the inspiration to add Black to my CAS card from the CAS-ual Friday The Bold & the Beautiful Challenge.  Both blogs are awesome - go check them out for even more projects or join the fun and play along!


Michele Gross said...

Very cool card and I just love the sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laurie said...

I love this design! SO cute!! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Paige Dolecki said...

Awesome design! Thanks for sharing at Heart2Heart Challenges!



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