Monday, August 21, 2017

A Simple Rose Card

Hello, and welcome!  Today I took another stab at a CAS card...
For me, this is difficult.  I like to add pretty embellishments, background interest, yadda, yadda.  It is difficult for me to leave so much space.  Having said that, I kind of like the look.
I started with an A2 top folded light gray card.  I stamped the rose (from my unmounted stash, so I don't know who it is.  I believe it may be Me and Carrie Lou), and wishing you well (Hero Arts from one of their old wood sets).  I colored the rose with Polychromos colored pencils.  I added one tiny embellishment...on one of the leaves, a sparkling crystal by Studio Katia.

I masked the rose, and added the green misty background with a Clarity brush and Tim Holtz distress ink.  The dotted borders along the left side are from an Impression-Obsession clear set (WP-31 Borders).  I added the dots with one of my Micron fine point Zentangle pens.

That's it.  Really clean, really simple (for me).   I am adding my card to these challenges:

AAA Cards Challenge - Masking

Casology Challenge - Prickly

Happy Little Stampers CAS Challenge - Flower

The Paper Players  - CAS coloring

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your last few days of August!




  1. Colouring CAS perfection and fantastic masking. Wow! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  2. Lynda, I do believe you are quite talented when it comes to CAS cards! That masking and subtle distress coloring is amazing, and the open space is perfect. Thanks for playing along at may be out of your comfort zone, but you do it so well!

  3. So elegant and beautiful!
    Thank you so much for joining us at CASology!

  4. Gorgeous card and extra brilliant as you fought the fight and kept it CAS. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

  5. This is a beautiful card! I love how you coloured the rose and your masking is brilliant! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

  6. Fabulous masking and I love the gentle blend of green in the background. The little dots are a great touch. A lovely CAS card.
    Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers, Anita x

  7. Well, you had no trouble with this CAS creation...its beautiful! Coloring, sketch, everything! Thanks for sharing your beauty with us at the Paper Players this week!

  8. Gorgeous CAS creation! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the dusting of color in the background. Thanks for joining in The Paper Players Challenge this week!

  9. Your colouring is stunning and the overall effect of this card is simply beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining in the CAS challenge at Happy Little Stampers this time.


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