Saturday, April 21, 2012

Layers...yes I said it...

...Scroll down for this weeks Retro Sketches Challenge...

After my last post, talking about trying to add more to a card front, I thought I'd give it another shot.  This time I used PTI's new Strawberry Patch stamp set.  LOVE.  ;)

Here is my card...with a few more layers....

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I stamped the background in Dark Chocolate and then distressed the edges with TH Tea Dye.  You can't see it in my picture but the red Mat Stack is stamped with the Envelope background stamp from HA.  I colored those strawberries after cutting them out with the dies...and then couldn't do it.  I had to cut them out.  Yes by hand Jen.  Sorry!  (Jen is not a fan of fussy cutting!)

I also realized after doing this, that my CAS cards are much easier for me.  I started this yesterday morning. And then spend lots of timing staring at it....wondering if I put things in the right place...or too many things....or not enough.  Anyway, I came inside for a bit and now I better get back out there.  Rylee just came in covered in mud.  I was only gone for 5 minutes.  Agh!!

18 comments:

Veronica Z said...

I have a weakness for strawberries and have been trying to resist ordering this set! Your card may have pushed me over the edge! Love LOVE your card!

Marisa said...

Say it and it will happen ;) Lovely job with the layers. The tag and doily die are lovely together and I"m having a craving for strawberry shortcake for some reason LOL! Well done!

Tracey McNeely said...

You did a great job outside of your comfort zone Laurie. I am so with you, when my cards get too complicated I spend far to much energy stressing about placement and colours and design. I hope you got a photo of the mud man!

Judy said...

This card is beautiful... I love Strawberries too...
Judy

Jill said...

I think this is pretty darn perfect, Laurie! Like all your work. :-)

Jill said...

I think this is pretty darn perfect, Laurie! Like all your work. :-)

Dana said...

Sweet!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

While your 40's will be the BEST YEARS OF YOUR LIFE seriously -- you are correct about family time -- my son just turned 18 and I can't believe HOW FAST those years went! Enjoy them -- they are only young a short time~

Meanwhile while I like your layered card, your CAS is the bees knees :) LOL

Ginny said...

great card, Laurie, and I love how you are trying new styles even though they are hard! You are so talented in so many ways! And by the way, I loved your "smoochitos mamacita" comment!!!! Made me laugh out loud!

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

You did an awesome job with all these layers! Gorgeous card! ;o)

Renee said...

Layers!!
I had to look twice to make sure it was you! *giggle*
And you do layers as beautifully as CAS...
this is gorgeous!!
Love the colors and that background stamping...
those strawberries look yummy!! :)

Deb said...

This is gorgeous! Love the fact that you added more layers!

Mayol said...

Very beautiful! i love how you've stamped the background in just one ink color and then the colored focal point just pops out! Thanks so much for the inspiration :)

Karen C. said...

I love all the layering of colours and shapes. The strawberries really pop against the background details.

Jocelyn Olson said...

The strawberries...the layers...gorgeous! Props to you for making a card outside of your comfort zone. :) It turned out awesome!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I have been having trouble with receiving several of my email subs not arriving! So glad your's popped into my mailbox this morning! This is so sweet and delicious! Love those strawberries! Hugs xxx

Amy said...

LOVE layers! haha So this is right up my alley! So pretty with more more! I like the addition of the grommet....haven't used those in ages!

Ally said...

This is really beautiful, Laurie. Love the color combo - perfect for those strawberries! ;-)

 
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