Saturday, 9 December 2017

AAACards104, Addicted to CAS, ATSAM271


Funny (but true!) story - I make Christmas cards all year. For challenges, for fun, for no reason at all. When December comes, I don't generally worry about getting my cards done (too many other things to do and worry about!) because I have a stash.

Except this week, a teacher-friend of mine asked me to bring my stash to her, so she could choose a few for her own boys' teachers. And then she passed my stash around and in the end I sold so many cards, that now I AM worried about having enough cards to send to my friends and family!

Last night I sat down and quickly whipped up a few using some new Catherine Pooler products - this was one of my favourites. These inks are amazing - they stamp crisply, but they also blend so well. I love how when you blend these inks, you can deepen the colours around the edges and by leaving the centres of the ornaments lighter, they look dimensional and like they're glowing. To make this easier, I use sponge daubers rather than blending tools - they're smaller and easier to control when blending small areas like these ornaments.

I'm linking up to 3 challenges (click on the photos to check them out):





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12 comments:

Tracie Pond said...

Gorgeous display of ornaments. Thank you for sharing with us at AAA Cards. Tracie =)

Jane said...

Beautiful array of rainbow coloured baubles. Thanks for joining in with the AAA Cards Christmas Challenge.

Bobby said...

They do glow, Ardyth. The ornaments are beautiful and so is the design.

Julie B said...

You're right about the little hilight, it brings those ornaments to life!
Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week. :)

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

I love the bright colours ! They’re so cheerful.

CONNIE BROOKS said...

Just a bit presumptuous of your lady friend.

Eliz Stewart said...

Congrats on making a little stash... I would be happy to send you some cards if you need them. I actually overdid a little this year.

Susan said...

Just beautiful. Your blending is amazing! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a gorgeous card, Ardyth! I love how you created dimension with your inks and how you added sparkle to your design! Love the sentiment, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!
I hope you had enough cards after selling so many :)

Ina Grehan said...

Love your beautiful blended baubles Ardyth. That big bold black sentiment is perfect and goes so well with black cs. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week.

Lisa Harrolle said...

Ardyth!! This card is fantastic!! What a great way to use all those gorgeous colors on one card. I want to CASE this one for sure.

Cat Craig said...

Oh my gosh this is stunning Ardyth!