I’ve been having so much fun playing along with the Colour Me…! Challenge Blog. This week was certainly no exception. The CMCC33 is to create a project using turquoise, and orange. As always, neutrals are welcome as well.
I like these challenges because they force me to scan my supplies every week and use what I have on hand. So, on to the finished card.
I wanted to do a clean and simple (CAS) card this week and I have to say that I’m happy with the result. After the card was completely assembled it actually made me laugh out loud! Most of the supplies I used were from the Simon Says Stamp August Card Kit.
I started at my computer in Silhouette Studio and traced a free glasses clipart shape I found online. I cut the glasses out of SSS Orange Peel cardstock and the eye holes in my white background (SSS 120lb Cardstock), both using my Silhouette Portrait.
I cut a piece of dark craft cardstock as my cardbase and adhered a small square of patterned turquoise paper from Bo Bunny, Lemonade Stand behind where the glasses would be positioned. I used black enamel dots and some Glossy Accents to make the eyes. Then I set the cardbase aside to dry and worked on the white panel.
I stamped the sentiment from the Ice Cream Dream stamp set onto the background using Color Box Cyan ink and heat embossed using Ranger Super Fine clear embossing powder. To pull in a little more of the turquoise colour, I sponged the edges of the background with the Cyan ink. I adhered a small acetate panel to create a lens for the glasses on the backside of the background and then I adhered the orange glasses onto the front using some Tombow Mono Liquid Glue.
After the eyes had dried completely (it took about the same time as one episode of Downton Abbey) I put two layers of foam tape behind the white background and carefully placed it over-top of the patterned paper and eyes.
This card has plenty of dimension and I’m so happy with how it turned out. I love the way the eyes sit behind the glasses. I think the trick to CAS cards is that they are all about the details. Thank you so much for dropping by!