Sunday, January 21, 2018

A Quick Birthday card . . .

Happy Sunday All!
Today I have a card to share that literally took 10 minutes to create.
The inspiration for this card is the current Seize the Birthday Challenge 
which of course is 'birthday themed' but the topper is 'One Layer'

and the CAS (Clean & Simple) Challenge over at
the Moving Along With the Times Challenge Blog.

Now, those who know me & my creative style, know
that a CAS card is not my 'usual' ... but it was really fun to think
outside the box today!  And, if I want to build up my stash,
this is the way to go!!  Plus, I need THREE birthday cards
for the end of the week ... 1 down, 2 to go!  LOL

I created a template using an older Spellbinder
scalloped heart die set.  I just had to choose the size
I thought would work the best for my A6 size card.

Next I grabbed my Tim Holtz Oxide Distress Inks and
their coordinating sponge daubers and applied my rainbow
color.  All I needed now was a sentiment and I 
thought this fun curvy birthday sentiment from My Sentiments Exactly!
would work beautifully!

You have NO IDEA how difficult it is for me to STOP right there!!!
I just want to keep adding ... but I will refrain!!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
The temperatures are to be in the 40s today ... OMG Heat Wave!
I hope you are having a fabulous day!

After writing up this post (on Friday) I was cleaning up my station, and as I
was about to toss out the heart template I had made for the above card, I
decided it still had enough life in it to create another card ... here ya go!

I actually like this second card better than the first!  WHO KNEW!!  LOL

Other challenges to share in:
Crafter's Castle January Challenge #1 - ATG
Brown Sugar Challenge #274 - Birthday
Aud Sentiments Challenge #195 - ATG
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge - Add a Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #318-#319 - ATG
Mod Squad Challenge - Rainbows
Crazy for CAS #2 - Colors of the Rainbow

Once again, thanks for stopping by today!
As always . . .


scrAPpamondo said...

Two fabulous CAS!!! Love, love the idea and the rainbow!! The second one is my favorite too!! :D

Wendy L said...

Great idea, looks fab, thanks for playing at MAWTT, xxx

Karen Letchworth said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Dar. Isn't it funny how sometimes our unintended projects turn out better than the anticipated ones? LOVE them both, but the second is so vibrant and beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Word Art Wednesday.
Karen Letchworth

Billie A said...

Very pretty card. I love the heart and the awesome colors. the sentiment in black is beautiful over it. So glad you shared over at Aud Sentiments. (you can also enter this over at Always Happy Birthday)

Billie A
Aud Sentiments
Creative With Stamps
Catch The Bug
Inspiration Destination
The Merry Christmas Challenge
Sunny Day Crafting
Pause Dream Enjoy
Craftaholic R US
Always Happy Birthday

Verna Angerhofer said...

So beautiful with the rainbow heart and the solid black sentiment over stamped on it. Fantastic CAS design that really looks awesome.

Conniecrafter said...

They are both too cute, I do love the colors on an angle on the second card :) I so understand you, it is hard for me to stop and not keep adding more too :)
Have been enjoying warmer temps here too, so thankful for these days that are a bit warmer in the middle of winter!

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at MAWTT, good luck!!! Amy DT

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, I know how hard this must have been for you, but it's brilliant with the rainbow colors through your homemade stencil and the black sentiments popping over top. And, like you said, two birthday cards ready to go just like that. Voila! Great job, Darlene!

Barbara said...

How cool is this card! Easy to do and so colorful and eye-catching Thanks so much for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday. Hope to see you here again.
Barbara Design Team Member. Love the font on the sentiment.

Diane said...

Beautiful cards with such happy vibrant colors, they turned out fabulous!!

Joyce Erb said...

Love them, especially the second. CAS is hard when it's not your style. All that white space begging me to pretty up LOL. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Lindsey said...

Both cards are beautiful with their rainbow hearts! Nicely done one this one-layer CAS style. Thanks for joining us at Seize the Birthday!

Dawn said...

Nice ... both are awesome.
Thanks for sharing with us at Brown Sugar Challenge. Good Luck.
DT Member

Karen Knott said...

Wonderful CAS card,
Thank you for joining us at MAWTT
Hugs Kaz (DT)

Tracy Freeman said...

Well considering it isn't your style you have done cas perfectly
Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge x

Younique Creations By Tina said...

So happy you played and your card is amazing!
Thanks for playing with us
Tina, Brown Sugar DT

Bev Code said...

super card.. simple but amazing colour blends.... thanks for joining us at Crafters Castle Challenges.

Melanie said...

Both of the cards are so cheerful! I like the angle of the stripes on the second card but these are both fabulous. Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Ilse Stouten said...

Very nice card. I love the sentiments!. Thank you for joining Crazy for Cas.

Miranda Mols said...

I added your link. It worked just fine. Thanks for playing at Crazy for CAS. I love your 2 colorful hearts. A good CAS card is hard. The idea takes the most time. Then those ten minutes seem fast, but you forgot the time you worked out the idea in your head... Yours look amazing!

Ilse Stouten said...

Very nice card. I love the sentiments!. Thank you for joining Crazy for Cas.