Sunday, 21 April 2013

Lucky Day on a lovely day

Wow! What an absolute stunner of a day today - which explains why I'm slipping this one in so late! Less is More threw in an unexpected CASE challenge today and what gorgeous cards they've inspired us with! I decided to take elements from both samples and came up with this:

Card made with Lucky Day from Stampin' Up

This technique where you stamp an image on two pieces of card, die cut letters from one and superimpose them over the other has been on my list of things to try for a while so I was delighted to give it a shot with Stampin' Up's Lucky Day stamp.  I loved Jen's pierced-edge frame popped up over a coloured mat too so I added one of those for extra interest.

Here are Jen and Chrissie's cards for our CASEing enjoyment:


Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Lucky Day, Hopeful thoughts 
Ink: Gumball Green, Always Artichoke
Card stock: Whisper White, Always Artichoke
Other: Essentials paper-piercing pack and tool, Big Shot, Timeless Type sizzlits alphabet (retired), stamp-a-majig
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So, how did you spend the first proper day of spring? (or was that summer?!) My daughter and I were supposed to go geo-cacheing today but she sensibly decided she'd be better off spending the day revising for an exam instead and I felt it was a good moment to get things cleared up in the garden. I wasn't the only one in the garden...



 ... but some of us were more active than others!

See you on Monday for more crafting fun,

20 comments:

  1. Fabulous Vicky ! When i saw the LIM challenge i just knew you would have a go at that stamping technique option :)
    You did a fabulous job-it stands out really well.
    Nessa xx

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  2. I've been wanting to try the technique too, love the image you chose.... Brilliant card :0)
    We enjoyed time with family yesterday in the sunshine, it was so lovely to experience the spring weather at last !
    Jenny x

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  3. Love your card Vicky and such a lovely idea

    Anne

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  4. A fabulous card Vicky, I love how the good is overstamped with the shamrock.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  5. Right . . . that's IT . . . I'm coming back as a CAT! xxx

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  6. Such a fab technique Vicky, and you have mastered it so perfectly! Gorgeous card!

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  7. This looks great Vicky. I'm still wondering if I'm brave enough to try that technique!

    Kat xx

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  8. Superb card Vicki, this technique looks tricky. My moggy has been sunning herself too.

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  9. Vicky, your card is just perfect! Great combination of the two challenge cards...and done to perfection!

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  10. Fantastic card! I love the super-imposing of the letters and the shamrock - will definitely have to try this technique. x x

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  11. vicky this is fab... love the simple image

    Thanks for joining us this week
    Jen xx
    "Less Is More"

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  12. Love this very clever technique Vicky ! Jane xxx

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  13. Looks wonderful Vicky!
    That's a great alpha die set!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  14. Great way to combine both into one CASEd card! The good weather hasn't made it this far north - our cat was firmly curled up by the radiator all day with me on Saturday - it was too windy for her to venture outside what with her delicate nose and all ;-)
    Tara

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  15. Fabulous card, love green and white.

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  16. A lovely card Vicky, that technique is very effective.

    Bev x

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  17. What a beautiful card again Vicky...you always make them seem so classy & effortless...how do you do it ????:) Viv xx

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  18. Fab card, love the technique xxx

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x