Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Let's keep it simple CAS 179

Happy New Year!

I am writing my first post of this new year and playing along with 
CASology #179   SIMPLE 

What a great theme to start off the year and probably a word for me that I would like to keep in mind...simple!

I am working on some Valentine cards and I am trying to make a variety of different styles. This first card is the more simple one, I think, and for both cards I am using Map Love from Concord & 9th.  The sentiment is stamped with Versa Mark onto WC card and then using Ranger black, I heat embossed.   For the world map I used Avery Elle Pigment ink in Lemon Grass and dabbed on SU Garden Green and Caramel pigment inks onto the stamp to create some sort of texture and depth and then clear embossed.  The squiggly arrow is Technique Tuesday and also black heat embossed.  A wood heart finishes it off.

 For this second card, I stamped in the same way as above but used Ranger white EP onto a SU card and I used a rectangular die to cut out a window.  I placed my other map version under the opening after giving this map the added water element by spongeing on some SU Cool Caribbean ink.  Seeing this on screen, I think I may have to add a pop of red in the form of a teeny heart or two!  

Both were Easy Peasy and I am kinda' proud that I made a "twofer"...echoing the genius Miss Darnell.  She is such a smart gal :)

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Happy New Year Chriss! Your cards are fabulous!! What a great stamp the world map is!

  2. Love these both! Gorgeous cards!

  3. Really lovely, Chriss! I think these will fly off the shelf!

  4. These are both fabulous, Chriss ... lovely detailing on the first ... and such a lovely soft look on the second ... it's gorgeous as is ... and would be equally gorgeous with some wee hearts too! Hugs, Anita :)

  5. Such a bonus to get a twofer, hey Chriss? These look great! Love the dimension you have given the world map with your clever use of sponging! Gorgeous! Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week!

  6. Love the way you created the depth & texture on the map image, Chriss! Thanks for joining us at the CASology challenge this week!

  7. Wonderful card Chriss...love your map.


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