Tuesday, 3 August 2010

SCS - CAS - ways to use polka dots......



Today's card was made for the CAS #78 challenge over at SCS - 'ways to use polka dots'.  My card uses a stamped polka dot frame from a Waltzingmouse set called Very Vintage Labels 10 with the centre sentiment from another one called Fancy Phrases.  I've been waiting to get the matching Spellbinders die to cut this frame. I have to say I'm really pleased with it, no problem lining up the die once you've stamped the image - perfect.

I embossed the front of my card with a new (to me) Cuttlebug folder called Spots and Dots. A strip of dp was also embossed with Swiss Dots and some SU polka dot ribbon added.  I use Rangers Antique Linen distress ink to stamp the image and once cut it was mounted to the card with foam dots.  To complete the card I added a button with a glue dot.       
Mmm..... happy with this CAS card!

Feeling good I made another quick one!



For this card I embossed the front with a Swiss dots embossing folder added a strip of polka dot dp from the scraps box, that I punched along one side with a Fiskar's Effervescence punch.  

I stamped the sentiment in close to cocoa.......actually what I did was to use the stamp-a-ma-jig to work out where it was going and then push the dots down using an embossing tool! Stamped the sentiment then pushed the dots back up from the inside of the card!!! 

The little bird image was stamped with SU close to cocoa ink onto a scrap of blue/green card and attached to the card with foam dots.

To complete the card I added three little chocolate pearls from Kaisercraft.

Thanks for calling past today. I'll be back tomorrow to share another card, hope you can drop by..........



12 comments:

Patti J said...

Hmmm...I have had that first embossing folder for eons, and have never, ever used it! I certainly will now!!! What a pretty card! And that second card is cute as can be! Great job, Sue, and thank you for sharing!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Both cards are delightful . I stamp my sentiments before I emboss but that was a clever idea of yours . White cards are crisp looking arn't they. Fav , I think is the first card . love the centre label

Jose said...

Two lovely cards, I dont have the embossing folder you have used on the top card, mmm... think I ought to be getting it, it makes a great card.

Jessie said...

They are so beautiful Sue!

Olga said...

both cards are goregous but I love the first one!!!! Outstanding!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Both cards are just fabulous, Sue! I am quite partial to polka dots.

Julia Aston said...

Two great CAS designs Sue! love the embossed dot bg on the first one and the cute chickie on the 2nd!

Theresa said...

Great cards for the challenge. Love them both...thanks for the tip on stamping on top of embossing.

Patti said...

I'm with Olga, both cards are beautifully done... my fave is the first! Don't you love the stamp-a-ma-jig? A must have!

Juls said...

these are very stylish! Love all the white space! Hugs Juls

Alicia said...

Hi Sue,
I see you are right into the Waltzingmouse stamps...what a great idea they are and matched to the matching die-cuts. I only came across them last week and I must go back and buy some. Your cards are just beautiful.
Alicia xx

Betty Benton said...

Loving these cards -- the clean styling is beautiful!