School has resumed again and so far my classes seem okay (not too painful!). I’m not eager for the upcoming workload, but at least I now have something to do besides lazying around all summer. Plus, my crafting friend Nelly is going to the same university as me, so it’ll be more fun for me/us this year!
Anyway, we finally finished our 4th of July card! I know, we’re super late on that…but it’s done at last!!
There is no challenge for this one since we were behind on it, so just enjoy! As always, please feel free to comment on them. We appreciate feedback!
For some reason, my cards always end up being very clean and simple (at least compared to Nelly’s). I’m always trying to make it more…active and colorful, and I guess “messier,” but I just can’t make myself do it. I’m horrible at layering and adding embellishments because my brain just doesn’t work that way. CAS is always in the forefront of my thoughts when I am designing a card. It’s after I finish my card that my brain starts thinking “Oh, I should have done this, added this, maybe change this, etc.” I really need to work on it…
Here are also some other cards I did recently using some new stencils I got at Joann. This is a stencil by Claudine Hellmuth Studio called Our Town. CAS? I think so, or at least very simple in style.
This one is The Crafter’s Workshop Mini Harlequin stencil. I used my new Tsukineko sponge daubers to stencil the design and create an almost color transition with three of my distress ink pads. I used Dusty Concord, Peacock Feathers, and Fired Brick. CAS? Yep, to me it is.
Got any tips for me on how to push my CAS style to something more messy? Let me know!
Thanks for reading!