Sunday, June 5, 2016

casology and casometry and less is more

Spoiler alert - I love this card and I'm sayin' so myself.

Perhaps it has to do with the Up the Happy stamp set from Essentials by Ellen - how can you not love it? Or the touch of purple with warm colors. Or the ├╝ber-CAS design.

Anyhoo here's my entry for the 200th celebration over at CASology. Love what those ladies churn out every week!

I took the stamp set and a cardbase. Stamped the sentiment as my background with light gray pigment ink. Then I stamped two clouds and gave them a purple wash. After heat embossing the butterfly, I watercolored and fussy cut it, adhering it with foam adhesive. Rounded corners were the finishing touch. Ahhh, that yummy shine :)

This is also my entry for Stage 3 of Make Five of CASometry at Anna K.'s blog. We are to use the same set as the focal point of five cards. You can see my last two here and here.

I'm also joining the fun at Less is More, where STAMPlorations is sponsoring this month's challenges. The theme is of #279 is purple this week.

ETA: Also adding to AAA Cards where it's about CAS and watercolor. Don't have to ask twice. Check out the graphic, it's even purple!

Appreciate your visit. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.


  1. What a pretty card <3 Love the butterfly and the way it's set against the background stamping. Fab LIM card!

  2. I like all the details here!! So beautiful!

  3. Pretty. I like the background. Hugz

  4. So pretty, love your background! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

  5. Maria, I love the colors on your card...why would I never think to make my clouds purple? I should...these are so pretty! And your butterfly is so cool!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology for our 200th challenge!

  6. Fabulous CAS design Maria. LOVE!! xx

  7. Wow, Maria! That subtle BG adds so much without distracting the attention from you lovely focal point!
    Thanks for joining us for this special CASology challenge!

  8. Wonderful card Maria!! Love the soft background! :)
    Suchi xx

  9. sweet the stamped bkg.

  10. I love your card too, Maria! The sunset colours of the butterfly are gorgeous and I love the sentiment background! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

  11. Very pretty, Maria. Lovely butterfly. :)

  12. Beautifully done, love the subtle background and such delicate watercoloured butterfly. Great take on the challenges and thanks for sharing at AAA Cards and Less is More this week. Sarah

  13. Stunning! I love the embossing and the colours in the butterfly are beautiful. Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  14. Deliciously subtle background, Maria ... that beautifully coloured butterfly truly does shine against it! Hugs, Anita :)

  15. This is yummy. Purple clouds...why the hell not?! Love them with your butterfly over the super background.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  16. Love this idea with stamped background!

  17. What fun... purple clouds indeed and why not!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  18. Love this butterfly...absolutely stunning!


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