Sunday, 3 May 2015

CTS121 - Happy Birthday!


This is my card for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge. Here's the sketch:



I started by masking off a portion of the white panel and sponging it with 3 blue distress inks. I stamped the Simon Says Stamp birthday in navy blue to continue the ombre effect. I used two Papertrey dies (anyone have any good advice for getting those suckers out of the die once they're cut?) and finished with a pop of yellowy-orange, using a Doodlebug sparkly enamel dot.




22 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Oh this is fabulous Ardyth. Love that bit of gorgeous color and love the white word die!

Virginia Lu said...

Absolutely DELIGHTFUL!! Love the flower design with this PTI die!

Lynn said...

Love this Ardyth. The masked banner is perfection. Think you could enter this over as CAS-ual Fridays too.

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my this is simply beautiful Ardyth...love the white happy against the ombre effect!x

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card today, Ardyth...I love it. As for getting the paper out of the dies, a little piece of washi tape does the trick for me. Or, you can use the dryer sheet technique. (watch it on youtube) It works like a charm!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh so gorgeous, Ardyth! My only trick, if one can call it that, is to use washi tape and use a little stick and pull action... thanks for playing cards this week with us at CTS!
=] Michele

Pam said...

This is CAS perfection, Ardyth. So beautiful. I use dryer sheets to get all the pieces out of my dies. Works great for me.

pmroche said...

I was going to email PTI and suggest that they need to put a little hole in each die. I just ruined a whole lot of little flowers trying to get them out.
Your card is beautiful.

Pat Jandacek said...

Love this - and the sponging for the tag is gorgeous and a great idea. It's a "happy" card!

3kidmama said...

Gorgeously simple card!

I've also had luck by putting a piece of wax paper between my dies and the paper I'm cutting. But you're right, PTI NEEDS to add those tiny little holes. ;)

Dawn Lancaster said...

Such a delightful card & I love your take on the sketch too!
HUgs
Dawn xxx

Susan said...

I put a piece of waxed paper (from the kitchen) between the die and the paper. It usually falls right out. Still trying to find something cool to do with the waxed paper piece!😀

Tenia Nelson said...

So so COOL!!

Geri said...

Awesome card! Love how you continued the ombre shading into the sentiment! Beautifully blended panel!

I don't own any PTI dies so was surprised to hear that there were no 'pop out' holes! Honestly, I LOVE poking out a diecut from the dies!

Lisa said...

I love the way you used the sketch, this is so cute!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so cute and fun! Great take on the sketch!

foleysfriend said...

Your card is stunningly beautiful! Can't wait to try my own adaptation of your idea.

Debbie L said...

this is my perfect sort of card - just love it - so amazing , Has cheered me up on a rainy cold day in scotland - come back spring

Anita in France said...

White daisy, golden yellow sparkly centre, blue ombré sky ... simply perfect, Ardyth ... blissful! Bisous, Anita :)

Jeannie said...

Thank you for joining my Fresh as a Daisy challenge last week. This is just one of the sweetest cards!

This week it's all about puppies, so come back and join me with your awesome creativity.

Jeannie T.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Congrats , gorgeously CLEAN!

mybugandi said...

I love how CAS this card is. The distress inks add enough of an impact in a small space that it is all you need. I agree, PTI has a few dies that could use the tiny holes. I've started to add my own!