Saturday 22 May 2021

Flying high in an ombre sky

Hello, crafting friends!

Welcome to the brand new challenge at Addicted to CAS! Barb is our hostess for the next two weeks and she has come up with a theme I think you'll love as much as I do:

It's such a great trend isn't it!

I started my card with a die cut square of card stock which was cut into three using one of Lawn Fawn's Puffy Cloudy border dies. I used blue ink and water to colour each section, decreasing the intensity of the colour each time. When they pieces were dry, I flattened them with my high tech flattener (a pile of books!) and used double sided tape to keep them in their square shape and to attach them to a square card base.

The swallow is a mini Xcut die. I cut it twice, coloured one of them with alcohol markers and glued them together. I set my swallow swooping upwards in my sky and added a sentiment from Uniko's Simply Said Blocks.

And now it's your turn! I know you'll want to see all the fabulous samples my teamies have made to inspire you - and we have the wonderfully talented Trina as our special guest. You can see everything on the Addicted to CAS blog and you'll be able to link up your own creation there too. Don't forget to keep it clean and simple!

The Tic Tac Toe challenge has a great board this week - I've chosen the top row: Wings, Sky, Squyare; I'm also linking up with Happy Little Stampers Dies challenge where Anything Goes; and Watercooler Wednesday where it's Cathy's turn to host the popular Occasions challenge.

I made this card for my daughter's wonderful partner who has just landed a great new job! I am such a proud Other Mother (which is what I get called!) Just off to pop some champagne corks!!

Sending hugs,


  1. Such pretty shades of blue Vicky, a lovely card. x

  2. Absolutely stunning Vicky,love your die cut swallow skating into the sky

  3. Gorgeous card Vicky, love the ombré clouds and you swallow is so beautifully colored!

  4. FABULOUS news about your OTHER Son's new job.

    Super card too.

    I like your high tech flattener . . . but you can also achieve good results by running stuff through your die cutting machine!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

  5. A really super use of the cloud dies, they look really great along with the super colours of the lovely bird.

    Kath x

  6. This swallow is beautiful against the lovely hombre sky! This is so uplifting!

  7. A lovely card to go with good news Vicky, in these uncertain days we need things like that.

    B x

  8. Love the Ombre Vicky, such a pretty bird too.
    Faith x

  9. Your bird is gorgeous!!! Lovely ombre too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the HLS die challenge! -- JulieP

  10. beautiful card Vicky - love the ombre effect you've got with the die cuts

  11. gorgeous card, Vicky - love everything about it - thanks for joining our TTT gallery this week!

  12. A fabulous card for my TicTacToe grid this week Vicky! I love the ombre sky layers and the detail on the swallow makes this a great feature. Awesomely CAS!

  13. Beautiful CAS card, love he gorgeous colours in the bird. Thankyou for playing along at Watercooler Wednesday, Cathy x

  14. Vicky, Beautiful design this week. I love the ombre background perfect CAs design, Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Tic Tac Toe Challenge.

  15. Vicky, we are waiting for our barn swallows to return - and your gorgeous card really reminded me of them. I love the clouds and the square card really frames that scene you created. Gorgeous cards


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