B&W CAS Card for Festive Friday

Nov 29, 2019Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards4 comments

B&W CAS Card for Festive Friday

Nov 29, 2019Sympathy & Thinking of You Cards4 comments

Play along at the Festive Friday Challenge. DT members provide written or video instructions for their projects each challenge! Find us @festivefridaychallenge or festivefridaychallenge.com. New challenges every other Friday! #cardchallenge

Welcome back for another Festive Friday!

This is our penultimate Festive Friday challenge for 2019, and we’ve got a fun Inspo List for you! December 15th is National Wear Your Pearls Day.   National Wear Your Pearls Day, founded by author DeAnna Bookert, is actually a celebration of embracing the beauty of your life, a beauty that is often formed through hardships and trials. As papercrafters, I’m sure we all have some pearls in our collection just waiting to adorn any and every project. Of course, if you don’t have pearls, we have 9 other items you can pick from to qualify for the challenge!

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Using the Inspo List, grab at least three items and create a project to link to the challenge. There’s a wide range of ideas to choose from, so even if don’t have pearls, you can still play along!

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Here’s my take

I chose circles, clean & simple, black & white, pink, and embossing paste

Even though I picked five of the 10 elements, the card is clean & simple – just a single layer with a popped up sentiment!

Don’t forget to leave a comment at the end of the post to qualify for my quarterly giveaway!

Stamps and Paper and Inks … Oh, My!

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Stamps: A Few Words (The Stamp Market)
Paper: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ – Solar White 110lb (Neenah), scrap of Solar White 80lb (Neenah)
Inks: Obsidian Black Pigment Ink (Altenew), Baby Pink Crisp Dye Ink (Altenew), Jet Black Reinker (Altenew)
Accessories: none
Other: Big Shot (Sizzix), A Few Words dies (The Stamp Market), Blending Brush (Picket Fence), Mini Blossom Die Cutter (Altenew), Embossing Paste (Altenew), Palette Knives (Ranger)

Now it’s your turn to link up!

Now that you’re all inspired, what will you create? The clock is ticking away for #FF0048 and we want to see your design. Link up your project over at Festive Friday and you might just be named a Festive Fave!

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