Monday, 2 April 2018

You are the best, thanks

Hi, it's time for a brand new challenge over at HLS CAS and here is my card, can you guess our theme for this month?

No, well this month our theme is

To begin with this theme stumped me but then after a rummage through my stash and one failed attempt, I ended up with this. I didn't have any stamps but did have a cover plate chevrons die and a couple of larger strip chevron dies, but eventually went with a homemade chevron. 

On a panel of card I stamped my MFT background flower stamp and embossed with white EP, then using a square die, cut these chevrons and inked them with DI, in Shaded Lilac, Squeezed Lemonade, Salty Ocean and Peacock Feathers. The ink brings out the white EP in an embossed resist effect. The strips were then popped up on pads on a plain white base card and a sentiment strip, Altenew's Extra Special and a die cut thanks from Create a Smile were added. The die cut comprises of a silver outline die cut and a solid background one cut from a scrap of vellum. I used a scrap of fun foam to cut the 's' of the solid die to pop under the thanks to keep it level with the chevrons as I decided to let it hang over the edge.

For more fab CAS inspiration check out the rest of the team here.

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  1. You always have such clever and innovative ideas. Fabulous chevrons on your card Julie.

  2. A very lovely card. I am impressed by the homemade chevron, it is very pretty and I like the soft colours you have used.

  3. Wow, this so dramatic, while our colors keep it soft and inviting - love it! That's a wonderful sentiment die-cut, too! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

  4. Another great bit of improvisation Julie and I really love the colours, so pretty. We saw the sun today...better not get too excited though, more rain tonight and tomorrow!! xx

  5. Wow...clean, fresh, and clever design! Oooo, a great 'guy card'! :D

  6. WOW, Julia! Your card is so beautiful !!! I love your pastel chevrons, they are so beautiful and you are very creative. I love this sentiment, it looks phenomenal on the basis of vellum. I really like your card very much! Thank you for this amazing inspiration!

  7. Really pretty! Very neat design! Thanks so much for linking up this week at JUGS!

  8. wow, how creative is this! Love the design so much!
    Thanks for playing with challenge over at Create a smile! ♥

  9. Oh Julie those chevrons are genies! Love the soft colours and floral embossing. That sentiment is stunning. So glad you shared it with us this week at Just Us Girls. Thanks and come back soooooooooon.

  10. Such a gorgeous card! Love the design and the colours you picked . Thank you for playing along with Create a Smile challenge

  11. Goooorgeous chevrons, love your card Julie, a stand out

  12. ooh miss Jules
    The most adorable chevrons I see today
    and lovely choice the color of DI
    you nailed the color combo on SS !!
    many thanks to joining with us at Sunday Stamps this time
    Monika (DT)

  13. What a pretty and elegant card, I love the design! Thank you for sharing it with us in the Create a Smile Stamps challenge!

  14. A very creative idea with the cut out Chevrons! Very fine and elegant card!
    Thanks for playing along in teh CAS Blog Challenge!

  15. Very creative, I love your card, thanks for playing along with our CAS challenge!

  16. What a genius way to create your chevrons, Julie. You're so resourceful, and I love this colour combo and that fabulous die. Time to start making a Create a Smile shopping list! xx


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