Friday, 25 April 2014

CFC131 - Three Thirds


This is my second post for the day - for my Festive Friday post, please scroll down.


Time for a new CAS-ual Fridays challenge:


The challenge is to use 3 of something (colours, elements, accessories, etc) on just 1/3 of the card front.

I started by dividing my card front into 3. I embossed a 3-word sentiment from Shenanigans and placed 3 white die cut dots above the 'i' in wish, trying to get a blowing-the-dandelion kind of feeling. This was my 3rd attempt at embossing in white, which has not always been a favourite technique of mine. What finally made it work was using white pigment ink rather than Versamark ink with my white embossing powder - almost like a layer of primer before paint. It made a BIG difference!

I hope you'll join us this month - the deadline for this challenge is May 23.


18 comments:

Michelle said...

Beautiful colors, love the color-block look!

~amy~ said...

Love your bold girly card!

sandie said...

Oh I just love it, what a fab idea with the dots linked to the dandelion idea..I so love your bold and graphic style x

Jen W. said...

What fabulous colour blocking! :D And brilliant idea for the embossing. Might have to try that...

Deepti said...

Those 3 dots on the "i" ... genius :) love ur creations!!

Joyce said...

Love the design and colors, and your white embossing is perfect.

Sheila H said...

The color blocks pop nicely :)

Happy Dance said...

The pink and green combination has long been one of my favorites. This is simply stunning. I so know what you mean about white embossing. I will have to try your recommendations with the pigment ink. Have a great weekend, my friend! Bev

Bobby said...

You did four threes for a three-mendous card.

Anita in France said...

Such striking colour blocks, Ardyth ... perfect with the white embossing ... and the dandelion dots! Anita :)

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the colours!

Aileen said...

So crisp and clean! Super idea with the embossing, it really makes the white stand out. x

Hannelie said...

This is CAS at it's best!

Kim S said...

Beautiful! I love the bold colors with the stark white!

Geri said...

..okay...something is weird...not one of these last three posts have shown up in my mailbox! What's up with that?

CAS perfection! Colors, design & sentiment...WOW!

Just to clarify...you used the white pigment ink in place of Versamark?

Greta said...

Terrific design--so eye-catching!

Hammers said...

Love this card Ardyth, as usual so clean so CAS. I am newish to heat embossing and found that white pigment ink is the only way to get white lettering to pop the way I want it to. Cx

Monika Reeck said...

I search your blog dear Ardyth to find this card...I loooveee the idea and the three dots on "i" its clever way to use three things and I love the color combo too...you are a queen on CAS design Ardyth...and I love always your card..

I just joining the CASual Friday challenge maybe you would like to see it on my Blog...would be glad if you leave me some love too...big hugs, Monika