Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #27 - Keep It Simple

Hi Crafters,
Today I am here to share my DT card for Top Tip Tuesday.
The theme this time is 'Keep It Simple'.
Funnily enough I had made a New Years resolution to try my hand at making more CAS cards as I find them quite tricky and then low and behold both my Christmas Club Card and Top Tip Tuesday Design team challenges were for this theme. I went for a simple Thank You card as we have lots to make after receiving our Christmas gifts.

A6 Card Blank
Hero Arts Dot Flower Pattern Stamp
Holographic Embossing Powder
Tim Holtz Distress Inks
(Spiced Marmalade, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries)
Justrite Banner Die
Justrite 'Timely Banners' Stamp
I love making backgrounds with distress inks and a resist technique and for this one I used Versamark ink and holographic embossing powder on the detailed hero Arts stamp, heat embossed it to give the white sparkly areas and then inked over it with three colours of Distress inks. Buffed off the ink from the embossing and voila - a beautiful background. Then I added the stamped and die cut Thank You banner. Very CAS I think this time.
Join in with our theme at Top Tip Tuesday and be in with a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate for
Challenges I'd like to enter:
Cute Card Thursday - #354 ATG
Crafty Catz - #260 ATG
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge - #1 ATG +CAS
Scribble & Scrap - #35 ATG Clean & Simple
Thanks for stopping by,
See you all soon,


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, the colours are stunning and I love the sparkle.
Sue xx

Carol said...

Simply stunning Lorraine! Your background stamping and inking is absolutely gorgeous. Carol x

Pamellia said...

Gorgeous Lorraine! Your emboss resist background is beautiful, I just love the fiery colours and the intricate pattern! What a great thank you card!! hugs :)

brenda said...

I find then difficult as well Lorraine but this looks to fit the bill perfectly, nice warm colours as well.

B x

Elaine Stark said...

A beautiful vibrant card. Love the warm colour. Elaine

Jacee said...

What a glorious colour you've used here Lorraine, love it, fabulous work!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Gina's Cards said...

You have created such a beautiful card - love the colours!
Gina x

pinky said...

Snap Lorraine. I want to get more CAS and Christmas done this year. This is just gorgeous, must be really nice in real life!

Naomi Johnson said...

Gorgeous card and a fab technique. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Catz. Naomi x

Kat W said...

A stunning start to your CAS makes for 2015! It's a gorgeously coloured and textured background - no way you want to cover this up so just the addition of a sentiment is perfect :-)

Big hugs, Kat x

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous card Lorraine that embossing looks fantastic a superb CAS card.
lorraine x

Sue U said...

It's a gorgeous creation Lorraine, love the warm, rich colours :-)

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and love the colours. hugs, Carol S.xx

Stamping With Bibiana said...

same here...I will try to make simple...the postage here in the uSa for outside is outrageous!!!
your card is great with that colorful background

Linda Levoir said...

Beautiful card Lorraine, no embellishment needed. Love the holographic effect. You worked the CAS theme perfectly, I'm completely rubbish at it! :) xx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorraine
Fabulous card.... Love the background....
Hugs Sylvie xx

Hazel said...

Beautiful card, Lorraine. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Suzy Bee's Bloomin' challenge - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

cuilliesocks said...

Wonderful card Lorraine, love the background and the fabulous colour, hugs Kate x

Donna Mosley said...

This is so gorgeous Lorraine, love it!

Donna x

Indy's Designs said...

Lorraine, What a beautiful card! I wanted to thank you for letting me know that my link to Tip Top Tuesday was wrong. Hope you have a have Sunday!
Hugs, Debbie!

Alyx said...

Fabulous! Love the warm colour. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.