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Saturday, 19 May 2012

It Just Goes To Show

Me again.  Now, I know there are an awful lot of my wonderful Followers who appreciate the clean and simple cards that I make, but I know that in blogland there is a train of thought that says clean and simple equals quick and easy.  Well, yes, sometimes it can, but I'm back to show that it doesn't have to be and that a lot of work can go into a simple card.


Thank goodness for Eclipse Masking Tape is all I can say!  I stamped this adorable Alfie Bear from Craftwork Cards onto a piece of Bristol Board and then restamped him onto the Eclipse.  I cut the masks and applied.  I then cut the cloud masks and using an X-Cut heart die I made a frame.  Once I was content that all the masks were in the right place, I sponge inked the inside of the heart mask with Tumbled Glass and Shaded Lilac Distress Inks.  Then, having removed all the masks, I painted the image, again in Distress Inks but using ReInkers.  Once dried, I carefully lined up the Hero Arts sentiment, and made the matting layer by edging white cardstock with a Blue Pearl ProMarker.  For once, I am thrilled with the end result!  Even if it did take nearly two hours.

Hugs, Sxx

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21 comments:

Tags said...

This is a fabulous card Squirrel! I love it! Those clouds and the sky are perfect and that sentiment is lovely :)

Tags xx

Lisa Jane said...

It always takes me much longer to make a CAS card .. so i do appreciate your beautiful cards ... the thing is you make it look so easy!
Gorgeous little scene
Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful creation sweetie, looks fabulous ♥

Debs said...

Loving all your CAS cards Squirrel but this has to be my fav :o)
Have a fab weekend.
Debs xx

Claire said...

This is another fab card and you know I don't care if it took you 2 minutes or half an hour, they are always stunning and people should just appreciate your work irrelevant of if they think it took you no time at all to make! Rant over LOL. Hugs, Claire xx

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card and a lot of work... Always takes me much longer to make a CAS card.....

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the sweet image.xxx

Kat said...

Fabulous card Squirrel. Love it. I totally agree that a CAS card is not a quick and easy option. Certainly not for me, it can take me ages to make a CAS card.

Kat xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Squirrel,
Gorgeous card,love the image and design :) x

rachel said...

absolutely stunning card - just gorgeous! Hugs Rachel xx

Chrissy said...

This is gorgeous Squirrel, what a cute bear and fabulous colouring..love the sky heart..

Luv CHRISSYxx

McCrafty's Cards said...

Fabulous card Squirrel, I love what you have done. After trying to make a clean and simple card a couple of weeks ago for a dt card, I have to say it took me much longer to do than my normal style, so I never think it quick and easy.
Kevin xx

Rufus said...

Great card! You're def. right clean and simple does not always equal quick and easy!
R/

Jackie said...

I would never call CAS cards easy. It takes very careful thought and positioning to get them right!
This is gorgeous, great masking :o)
Jackie xx

Helen in the UK said...

This is sooo beautifully done. You are genius with those inks :)

Faith A said...

Aw! another super duper card with a fabulous image, great sentiment and wonderful colouring as usual. I know this wouldn't be simple and quick, it must have taken you hours.

I love it when people look at my cards and think them quick 'cause I've done them on the puter and they may have taken days to get right. Oh! well.

Faith A said...

Aw! another super duper card with a fabulous image, great sentiment and wonderful colouring as usual. I know this wouldn't be simple and quick, it must have taken you hours.

I love it when people look at my cards and think them quick 'cause I've done them on the puter and they may have taken days to get right. Oh! well.

coops said...

so stunning hun.really love how you have done the heart and clouds and your bear is so cute ;D
must say when i do a CAS card they take me longer than a normal one.

xx coops xx

thecraftycavalier said...

I LOVE this sky scape! How clever are you! Gorgeous colours - the image is beautifully coloured and I really love the sentiment. Hugs, Jayne xx

Pauline C said...

Wow this is amazing and soooo intricate - the sky is totally stunning. Love everything about it. I know that CAS is defo not the same as quick and easy ... even so your one definitely goes the extra mile!
pauline x

Zippy said...

What a fabulous card! So much work has gone into this hun, its just stunning! xxx

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