Thursday, March 21, 2019


Ok, so maybe you'd never guess it, but this card started out to be a clean-and-simple /one-layer card. But... (sigh)  I just can't seem to create those kind.  I just keep thinking it needs  "one more thing" until it isn't clean and simple any more.

For the background I did second generation stamping with  two different sentiments from Trendy Feathers to create a subtle text effect --- pretty cool, huh?!

Supplies and tools:

BTW - Stamplorations (the company all the stamps and dies on this card came from) is having a Spring Fling with 12 days of inspiration and giveaways - April 1-12, 2019. 

This post linked to:
Stamplorations Never Ending Challenge - Use Stamplorations Products
Mod Squad Challenge - Use one or more metal dies
As You Like - Dies or Stencils (Dies - there so versatile)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Cutplorations Inspiration Photo (black polka dots = splatters, newpaper/text to the left, & flowers)
Addicted to Stamps - Spring


Shery Russ said...

Amazing and gorgeous card, Esther! Love the background with the subtle text!

Gail said...

OH my goodness - Yes, I would say you are not a CAS artist - but what you create with art is amazing to me! I love love this background very much - I just ordered me some embossing paste to dip into doing some of that type of creation with stencils - amazing work here Esther - you ALWAYS do a fabulous job on your art! Thank you for linking up to Mod Squad - hope all is going well for you too!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Such a beautiful card Esther, and I love the sentiment you chose to put on it too! Gorgeous!

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Conniecrafter said...

Love the way you did the feather background to go with the bird, so neat!

Pam said...

Beautiful card! I love the pretty blue. The card has such depth!

Brenda said...

It looks as if you were off to a good CAS start, but the elements you added and the cards beauty prove it was not meant to be CAS. Gorgeous card, Esther! Thanks for sharing with us at As You Like It Challenge this week!

sarascloset said...

Love this, Esther! I need to make a couple sympathy cards and this is so very inspiring! Hugs and Happy Sunday!

Squirrel x said...

Thanks so much for sharing your really lovely piece with us for this theme, just fabulous! Hope you will join us again soon. Hugs Squirrel xx

Julie said...

What a lovely card
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps in our spring challenge
Julie T

Julie said...

This card is just lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Addicted To Stamps in our spring challenge
Julie T