Today I am sharing a card I made for 2 different challenges. I don't think I have done two at once before; I have enough trouble keeping track of them one at a time. This card just came together in such a way that it worked for both.
The first challenge is Sketchbook Saturday #109:
The second challenge is a new (to me) one that I came across recently, it is the House of Cards challenge. They do an interesting take on challenges. Apparently they use the same color/photo inspiration for an entire month but have you make different types of cards each week.
Here is the current inspiration:
So this week the challenge is to make a clean and simple (CAS) card. Next week using the same photo will be Shabby & Chic and then a different type each week. I think this may be a bit challenging for me as I have never really been able to classify my style in scrap-booking and/or card-making. The closest I can come to classifying it is calling it eclectic; I am really all over the place.
Anyway, here is my card:
I am not really sure this qualifies as CAS with that big flower on it. I think this is a close as I can get though, I have a really hard time with one layer cards.
I have made several flowers in the past with this technique on the flower. I take a plain white cardstock and spray the heck out of it with various mists. I love the depth it adds to the colors.
I have a large variety of different brands of spray mist and most of them drive me crazy. On almost all of them the spray pump leaks like crazy when I push on it. It drips all over and stains my hands. Some are much worse than others but I have, in general, just not been happy with any of them. I recently purchased my first from Lindy's Stamp Gang. I have to tell you these are top notch. Not only is the product incredible but they spray beautifully. They even have matching embossing powder for a lot of the colors. The Starbursts that I bought are super glimmery. LSG will also provide free replacement spray tops if necessary. Interestingly, the bottles come with only the powder in them and you add your own hot water. I imagine this saves considerably on shipping costs but also prevents any spills during shipping.
I am in no way affiliated with them, have only purchased once, but planning on eventually replacing all my spray mists with theirs and trying out the EP. Seems like they may have sales quite often; I have seen two in the last couple of weeks. Yay!