Time for me to do some blending for the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge blog design team contribution.
Because we get the themes in advance I actually made this one a while ago so the recipient has had the card for quite some time! But I made it with this challenge in mind.
Now let’s just go back to the rules of the challenge…
Clean and Simple design with one focal point, lots of white (or open) space and minimal layers and embellishments
So the card I made was to welcome a new baby into the world… Edward Christopher! He is the baby of my friend and is a much wished for and fought for little one.
I decided I wanted a CAS card for him and his parents and so looked ahead to see what challenges there were and blend made most sense so hence the crafting ahead of time!
I started by choosing some pale blue cardstock and cutting a card blank and a card front panel. Then using a mask I gave myself an aperture to blend my inks through.
I blended from pale blue (soft sea foam) to turquoise (coastal Cabana and tempting turquoise) to dark blue (night of navy).
I then kept with those inks and inked the edge of the circle with some leaves, spots, stars and the sentiment. The leaves an spots etc are from Alpaca Pals and the sentiment is from Altenew.
I then looked in my stash for navy paper and found this piece that I thought worked perfectly as a simple layer/frame.
To embellish I decided to use glossy accents to add some shine and dimension to the focal area.
Inside the card I added a panel of white which I did the same blend of inks. Then I added a strip of the paper and some stamping. All the images and sentiments were Alpaca Pals for the inside.
I also did some blending on the envelope using the reverse mask for the area to put their address on and masking the edge of the envelope for the frame.
So a lovely sweet little card for a sweet little baby boy. 💙