Thursday 7 May 2009

TALL SLIM AND that is. Posted Fri. 8th

Yesterday my 'nesties' arrived in the mail along with the cuttlebug embossing folders I had ordered. It didn't take me too long to get them open and start playing with them, what fun.  I have to come up will a way of storing them now!
As I  mentioned in yesterdays post I was having trouble changing the post date when I write the post up the evening before posting. Thanks Kathy for your email I think you might be right, this evening as I'm typing this I have put in tomorrows date so hope that works.

Today I want to show you two tall, slim and simple cards I've made and really love.  I picked up a pack of A5 Ivory Linen Cards  (300gsm) at the week-end and I really like them.  I folded them in half to take advantage of the 81/4" length, so tall and slim. I wanted a very plain sentiment right at the bottom of these cards so printed this from the computer first.
On this first card I have stamped on to cream card the image from SU A Flower For All Seasons. Coloured it with my Copics and then cut it out.  I layered this onto a SU scolloped circle of pale green which I pierced.  What this picture doesn't really show is that the base of the basket sits flat against the card while the tulips are held off the card with a dot of foam tape.
The second card started out just the same only this time I decorated it with a pale lemon circle cut with the Pazzles (actually it's the centre I took out to make another card). I stamped a butterfly from the Hampton Arts Clear Stamp set with Almost Amethyst, cut it out and added some fine glitter.  I know you can't see it in this picture, I'm not very good with glitter but believe me its sitting next to me know and the light just catches it so its very pretty. The butterfly is mounted with foam tape onto a  paper shapers decorative swirl.
So, how simple was that? 
This is my take on  CAS cards. I think I should add a 'T' for tall (now how ironic is that!) I like them hope you do too....
Thanks for visiting see you soon.  


Fiona said...

Love the idea of these tall slim cards. The butterfly and basket of flowers look elegant but pretty, if that makes sense !

lesley annabel said...

these cards are just gorgeous ... I am a great lover of the CAS cards