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3/20/2016

Happy Birthday Kim!

Hi ya! Over at the HLS Blog, one of our sweetest DT members is having a Big Milestone Birthday! So there's a party going on over at Kylie is addicted to Stamps to help Kim celebrate.

 
 
Kim always shares some super brightly colored, brilliantly designed, CAS cards. So I thought I'd try to do my version of CAS, with a little bright. I hope Kim likes it!
 

 
 
- Side fold, white card, trimmed off the right edge of the card front. Using Distress Inks in Blue Spruce and Blueprint Sketch, sponged layers onto the white cut-off piece. After getting the depth of color desired, brushed Perfect Pearls over top of the ink, then burnished well. This created a pretty sheen. Added a scant white mat behind this blue piece.

- Zig Clean Color brush markers were scribbled on a piece of watercolor paper, spritzed and let dry.
Stamp TV had a recent video with Embossing over watercolor, which I had tried. Some of my efforts were not the greatest, as I didn't leave enough white space. A recent PTI scribble flower die worked great over this background and the bright colors show nicely against the white & blue of this card. Also used a sentiment die to cut from the same background. Debated on some pearls or sequins, decided to leave things alone.

Oh yes, a bit of Washi tape as a border. CAS is NOT easy for me!  So do please help us wish Kim a big, big Happy Birthday. You'll find the linky tool at Kylie is Addicted to Stamps, and the birthday bash is open from March 20 for 2 wks. See ya there!!!

35 comments:

  1. Another beautiful CAS, Mary! I think your work is perfect and love the technique you used (I tell you of the techique to you in the previous comment/post... sorry, I have done a mistake) The colourful scribble flower diecuts are just amazing!!

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  2. Just watched that video and love the look! I hope to give it a try! Love you're scribbled flowers and matching sentiment! Great job on CAS!

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  3. A lovely bright and welcoming card Mary in those pretty summery clours.

    Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

    B x

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  4. Pretty Birthday card! now where is your Christmas card - do tell!
    sandy xx

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  5. I love the very colourful die cuts against the darker background Mary and the strip of Washi tape down the edge complements it beautifully. A really pretty card for Kim and I add my Happy Birthday wishes to her. x

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  6. A CAS beauty and she'll love it Mary. Love the way you used the Zigs and the graduated colors on the sentiment.
    Lynn

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  7. Beautiful, colorful birthday card Momma Mary! I watched that same video too, but haven't tried it yet. Jennifer McGuire has one out as well. Both are fun and I am wanting to try one sometime. I love the bright colors in your sentiment and flowers. The blue layer makes it all pop even more with the white. Hugs, Brenda

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  8. Hi mary, Lovely card.

    Hope you have enjoyed the weekend. Sue

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  9. This is so beautiful, Mary!! I love the colors and the design!! It's so fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  10. lovely bright birthday card, I like the circles you have created and your background panel xx

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  11. love your bright modern card with fun shape xxx

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  12. Wonderful dies they add the right touch...Lis

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  13. Fabulous card Mary, love the lovely bright and bold colours.

    Kath x

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  14. A very clever fold Mary my friend!! I'm sure Kim will LOVE it, I know I do! LOVE those bright colours and CAS design! Have a very lovely upcoming week! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  15. Oh, I don't know, Mary, I think you might have a kanack for CAS up your sleeve if you look a little higher! I think you rocked it for our Miss Kim!! She will love this bright and happy birthday card! I hope you are doing well! Hugs, Darnell

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  16. What a gorgeous card and another technique to try out, yeah!

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  17. Beautiful card, Mary, and you totally rocked the CAS! Kim will love it!

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  18. How could Kim not like it? It's a wonderful take from the inspiration photo, and really fabulous design elements, Mary! Hugs, de

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  19. Wonderful CAS card Mary - love those die cuts, and the lovely shimmery panel!
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  20. Such a fun technique. I had not opened the Stamp TV tutorial yet, thanks for the reminder! Love the results and what you did on your own card for Kim! The watercolor really does pop! Love the fun fold too Mary. Great job on a CAS card!

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  21. It appears as if you did this CAS card quite well! Those colorful blooms along with the sentiment really take this one to a festive level! Nicely done and happy birthday to Kim too!

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  22. You did great with the CAS design, Mary!!!! Love those multi coloured scribble flowers and sentiment looking great against the blue bg!!!! And I really like that washi you used!!!! A beautiful card for Kim, Mary!!!
    Have a great week!!!
    Hugz

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  23. Mary, this is just a gorgeous card. I will go and watch the video and learn how to do this. Life has been busy here too and we need to catch up soon. Now I need to pop over and tell Kim happy birthday.

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  24. Great Card Mary, love those multicoloured swirls on it.

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  25. That is a gorgeous CAS card Mary! I love the design and the washi tape!
    xoxo Olga

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  26. What a fun card! I love those bright funky circular blooms!

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  27. Fabulous card Mary, Those die cut scribble flowers and sentiment look great on the shimmery blue background. I like washi tape too.
    Jean x

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  28. Gorgeous card Mary loving the fabulous colours as well as those die cut swirls they look such fun a super card fold a very lovely make
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  29. Love your bold and beautiful card Mary!

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  30. Mary...I LOVE Your fabulous card! So many wonderful and bright colors makes a festive and fun card! You are so sweet and kind. Thank you so much for making my birthday so special!

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  31. Great colours and card again! Love those shapes! Hope you have a good week!

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  32. Fabulous card, Mary. I LOVE the water coloured paper used for the dies. So bright and very fun!

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