Thursday, January 12, 2017

layered CAS

Howdy. Sharing a "clean and layered" card today I made at DD's request. "For a horsey gal" was the only tip she gave me. Infatuated with The Card Concept's inspiration photo, I did this.

Went with the colors of those peonies, added some gold with the leaves, the gold embossed sentiment and the die cut up top, and brought in the black in the form of the sentiment snippet and those hoof tracks! Not my standard way to make a cool B/W pattern, but I think it works!

Lots of layers here thanks to masking and stamping. Even brought in some stamp kissing (the stripes on the "m") and watercoloring (dabbing at the rose center with a wet brush to soften up the ink).

Have to share this... I was just tickled when I was looking for a scrap for "girl" and found that little one with the portion of a gold heat embossed/watercolored leaf on it. Recognize it (ha ha)? It's a leftover from this card that's literally been collecting dust on my workspace. I think it makes this card with that touch of teal! Well, it and that cool gold leopeard print acetate (new to me).

Stamps - rose (Viva), m (Technique Tuesday), horse hooves (Stabenfeldt), birthday (PTI), girl (Stampendous)
Inks - Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick and Picked Raspberry Distress Inks, Delicata gold, Memento black
Die - hello (Technique Tuesday), cloud (WPlus9)
Acetate - We R Memory Keepers

I'm playing at:
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Craft Stamper - Take it Make it January Anything Goes
Card Mania #88 - Layer it (I've layered mostly stamps, but some snippets too!)
Danipeuss Kartenchallenge #034 alles neu
A Blog Named Hero - January


  1. Love it! Love it!! I have no idea how you come up with these gorgeous layouts, and all the elements fit so perfectly! Amazing!!

  2. Eine sehr gelungene Karte, mir gefällt das Layout.

    Liebe Grüße
    von Anke

  3. Cute card, love all the details. Thanks for sharing with ABNH.

  4. It is gorgeous!!! LOve the little cut-out cloud ... and you were so right to keep that scrap ... the teal totally works!

  5. Hahahah! I know there is a reason I don't throw these kinds of things out - they will come in handy after all. I love the hoof prints, just perfect for a horsey gal. xx

  6. Just love your design and well done on using up that little scrap. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

  7. This is a great free style card! And I can relate to the joy that comes from finding a use for a scrap that has been collecting dust on the desk!

  8. Beautiful design! Love the b&w 'hoof track' pattern - works perfectly! Thanks for joining us at The Catd Concept.

  9. Beautiful card and interesting interpretation of our theme. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  10. Fabulous collage stamping, Maria ... those hoof prints are such a great addition to all the delicious girlie elements! Hugs, Anita :)

  11. Wow, this is fabulous!! Love the CAL style, the sweet horseshoe prints and that beautiful blossom- I am sure the recipient will be thrilled! Thanks for sharing with us at The Card Concept- hugs and I hope you have a blessed week!!

  12. Great design, love the colors you used!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this month at Penny Black and More!

  13. Love love love this. All the details are just perfect together. Thanks so much for joining us at A Blog Named Hero!

  14. Beautiful design!
    Thanks for playing at Card Mania Challenge.

  15. This is a trademark mariaf card, love it! Thanks for adding it to the Craft Stamper gallery :)


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