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January 22, 2015

Today I have an unexpected design to share with you... I went CAS for this week's challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such: Winter Birds. I'm enjoying the cooler weather, but thankfully we only get rain. For all of you whose towns have been covered with snow, I hope you're staying warm and creative! So let me inspire you a bit with my clean and simple Winter card.

I die cut a card base with Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A. I created a scene on the actual card front with Penny Black's Tweet Tweet stamp set. I used Memento ink for the lilac branches and heat embossed the bird on the branch with Gold detail embossing powder from Sparkle 'n Sprinkle. I also heat embossed a wonderful sentiment from Cas-ual Fridays Stamps called Breathe... What a encouraging sentiment!

As you can see I sprayed the card with lilac and gold. The lilac drops and sprays were done with a DIY Distress Ink spray I made using Shaded Lilac Re-Inker and water mixed in a Empty Spritzer Bottle. I also used Inka Gold in Yellow Gold mixed with water, which I applied tapping a brush.Yes, it is a bit of a mixed media card! I want to point out that I used a mask to keep the sprays and stamps within the frame shape.

I die cut a window from a pierced matting layer with Labels Twenty-Five, one of my favorite classic label shapes from Spellbinders, and Our Daily Bread Designs Flourish Star Pattern, respectively. I adhered the frame to the stamped card base with double pieces of mounting tape to give extra dimension to it.

I finished my clean design with three Baby Rhinestones - Silver and a piece of gold cording. I didn't want to add a regular bow to the card so I created a nice flow, threading the gold cording through the frame and adhering it with a tiny drop of Uhu all purpose adhesive (silicone glue).

I hope you like my card and feel motivated to join our challenge at Classy Cards 'n Such! Remember that the supplies used can be found here, and you can get 10% off your purchase using my code Gracie-10.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! Stay creative!

I'd like to submit my card to:
7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes / Let it Snow

Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes

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11 comentarios

  1. Love this CAS creation with mixed media style!

  2. OMGoodness your card is BEAUTIFUL! Fantastic job!

  3. Oh, Gracie, this is gorgeous! What a beautiful CAS with mixed media! Stunning, and I love the gold embossing! Hugs, sweet friend!

  4. This is stunning Gracie. Beautiful cas card.

  5. Clean and Stunning is what it is! I love the sentiment and the layering of colours -- stamped, embossed, spritzed and spattered! Well done Gracie.

  6. Elegant CAS card. Love the sentiment.

  7. Absolutely gorgeous!! I love the soft purples with the gold, it's perfect!! Thanks for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund!!

  8. Beautiful card! Thank you for playing in our challenge at

  9. Lovely designs, lovely posts, everything is stunning dear. honestly speaking i'm in love with this new content. been here for the first time and loving it already.


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