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Happy Monday everyone!  Friday night I hosted a card workshop at my house and had 7 lovely ladies over.  We made two cards; a CAS card for father’s day and a distressed floral birthday card.  We did the CAS card first.

The sentiment was stamped first in the bottom right corner of a piece of White Daisy CS.  I used Pear and Lagoon inks for this, which matched the papers used on the card.  Embroidery floss and baker’s twine were used to ‘hang’ the stars on.  I used green, grey and blue to match the striped designer paper and did two of each colour across the front of the card.  I punched six holes at various heights in the white background paper with my paper piercer, and threaded the string through to the back.  It was adhered to the back with my tape runner.  I then pulled the floss up over the top of the white CS and around to the back.  I ran a line of adhesive at the top on the back to adhere that end of the string .

A strip of striped designer paper from the Dotty For You paper pack was used across the top of the card.  This was where I got my colour inspiration from.  The stars were punched out from card stock in Pear, Lagoon and Grey Wool and glued onto the string/background.  The star punch was something I bought from the dollar store quite a while ago and it worked wonderfully for this card.  As the final detail I added a gem to the centre of each star.  I really love the way they make the stars twinkle!  Here’s to you Dad!

The second card was a lovely, distressed floral birthday card.  This card was much more involved but the girls really enjoyed making it.

The background is made up of a few different layers.  I took Sorbet and Pacifica paper and scored it at 1/4 inch intervals using my Martha Stewart score board.  I sanded the raised stripes and since CTMH card stock has a white core it shows through when you sand it.  It’s great for creating a distressed look.  I also ripped the bottom edges and layered the two colours together then glued them to a layer of Vanilla Cream CS. Next I hauled out the sewing machine and sewed the distressed layer to a navy matte which was then glued to the card base.

I cut out the flower layers from Colonial CS using my Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge.  I used the Universal Backgrounds stamp set to create my own background on the flower.  First, I used Creme Brulee ink to stamp a small grid pattern on the petals, followed by the handwriting background in Desert Sand ink.  I then painted over the petals with Create-A-Shade Pearl Paint to add a pearly shimmer.  I’m loving this product!  The edges were inked with Outdoor Denim to add depth to the petals.  The flower is held together by a rhinestone brad which was coloured using Copic markers to get that rich orange colour.

The leaves are made up from a flourish I cut out with the Cricut and cut apart.  I once again stamped the small grid pattern in Garden Green ink all over the leaves and then rubbed a layer of Garden Green over it with a sponge dauber.  A bit of Desert Sand was also sponged on to give it a bit more depth.

Happy Birthday from the 4 My Friend stamp set was stamped in the bottom right corner in Outdoor Denim ink and the flower and leaves were glued to the front using Liquid Glass.

So that was my Friday evening.  Great fun for all in attendance.  Have a great day all and happy crafting!

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