If you've seen my work you'll know I don't do CAS style - I'm much more a vintage, shabby, grungy, industrial type artist but this came together with some salvage bits from leftover boxes plus a leaf die cut from the newly released Large Stems die from Sizzix and Tim Holtz
You'll probably recognise the latticework stencil design that I used on a piece of canvas paper and then cut the stitched circle, this helped to create the focal point.
The large leaf stem was covered with embossing ink and sprinkled with the new lime mixed media powder from Ranger.
To create a little more interest I added the garden greens leaves and some stamped and die-cut bugs ......
.... and finished off with a happy birthday sentiment.
Can you tell I love Tim Holtz products????? This is a sample I am sharing over on the Country View Crafts project blog today as well.
I know this is not true CAS style but it pleases me to get somewhere near it..
Thanks for looking ...... and
Lovely circle embellishment in the background. I really like the white space. A beautiful card, Brenda!
Actually...I think this is a really pretty card ! I adore your regular style, but this is so fresh and "Springlike" XXX
Great nature pictures I love the structure you placed on the leaves!!
Have a nice weekend!!
Gorgeous, just gorgeous!!!
Definitely a little different for you Brenda but I just love your CAS card, the green embossed leaves are gorgeous and of course, I love the vintage looking bugs too! Hope you have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne xx
It's really beautiful Brenda, I didn't know there was a CAS girl inside there!! What a gorgeous sunny day it's been. Have a lovely weekend, hugs xxx
Its a gorgeous card Brenda the CAS design looks fantastic.
I so understand the dislike of CAS...lol! Your Brenda style shines through here...love the leaves and bugs! I know it was hard to keep that white, but it looks fab.
It's absolutely stunning!! You are as amazing at CAS as you are at any style, Brenda!! I love, love the design!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)
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Love this creative side of you, Brenda! That embossed greenery is just beautiful against the stenciled backdrop. This just goes to show you can do any style in YOUR style--so gorgeous! Hugs!
A wonderful CAS card , Brenda . Love the design .
Hi Brenda, I've been working on some CAS cards myself and I think it can be quite difficult to make them work and look complete but you know what this works for me, love it. Happy creative weekend, Angela xxx
Now that's my kind of CAS, who would have thought that trying to design using less could give so much more. You've made full use of those elements with those inky edges adding that touch of Vintage you love so much. What a fabulous created card. This maybe the format i'm looking for for a forgotten birthday card I need to make tomorrow. Thank you for the inspiration Brenda x
Wishing you a super Sunday Hugs Tracey xx
CAS may not be your usual style Brenda, but this certainly came together beautifully! A very clever design! The composition is perfect and makes super use of all those Tim goodies!
This is wonderful - and it is Brenda style CAS! Unique!!!
Beautiful card, Brenda!
This definitely CAS Brenda style and it's brilliant! Hugs, Chrisx
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