Friday, February 13, 2015

Lucky Stars

I'm still on my non traditional colors for Valentine/love cards I guess.  We're looking at brilliant blue today. 

I masked off the square and used a star stencil with transparent embossing paste.  I then sponged in some Stampin' Up Brilliant Blue, added the sentiment from Lawn Fawn, and then a little wooden heart.  Sounds easy enough - then WHY did it take me four hours to do it!!!!!

This is another entry in the sketch challenge that Leslie has going on at The Crooked Stamper.  It's her first challenge and I wanted to show her my support.  I do love a sketch challenge and am looking forward to the future ones from her too.

I'd also like to enter this in the challenge at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).  Not too many snippets on here except for the sentiment banner and some white strip snippets on the side to break up the blue border a little. 
 

Thanks for stopping by.........and have a great weekend.
Lynn

39 comments:

Margo said...

Very cute card Lynn!
It's always the "easy" cards that take hours ... :) I have the same problem :)
Greetz
Margo

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Hi Lynn love the gorgeous simplicity fabulous love it hugs xxx

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty Lynn and I love that bold, vibrant blue colour.
Oh yes... the four hour cards, I know all about those buggers!
hahahahah... sometimes the 'simplest' ones take the longest.
This is gorgeous though and well worth every minute!

MiamiKel said...

Oh Lynn this is just gorgeous! Lovely and perfectly CAS 💕

Linda Simpson said...

I envy your talent at CAS cards Lynn, I find them so difficult! Another fabulous card!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Donna Hanley said...

I do love this sketch and have used it to make a few cards this week. Isn't it funny how the easiest looking cards so often take the longest to produce. This card was worth the time. It is a super nice card and gets your thoughts across nicely. Enjoy the weekend. We are awaiting another storm tomorrow night. Just more crafting time if even by candlelight. LOL Seriously, we don't expect to lose our power because they say the snow will be soft and fluffy so not a threat to the power lines. Let's hope they are right.

Leslie Hanna said...

I hear you! CAS is not always S!!! I love the masking + embossing paste + ink - a great all-year-round Love You card!!!

Thanks for playing my first challenge, and for the shout-out!

Deepti said...

So cool and so CAS !

Becky said...

Awesome CAS card. Love the stars.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love it.xxx

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! I love the pretty stars!! The wooden heart is a perfect touch!! I can't seem to do CAS cards so it would take me hours, too!! Have a great weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card. I have that problem too, the simplest looking cards often taking the longest to make. x

*Vicki* said...

This is a brilliant CAS design Lynn!! I have cards that take me a while to do even though they "LOOK" simple! :) It looks fantastic and I love that sentiment with it too!!

Chrissy said...

Beautiful blue Lyn and love the star stencilling and CAS design.Clever sentiment too, works so well.

luv CHRISSYxx

KT Fit Kitty said...

Yeah, most of my CAS cards take forever, and then others snap together quickly. Yours was worth your 4 hours - it's gorgeous! Love this sketch and that reminds me that I want to play again too

Jacee said...

Fabulous CAS design Lynn, love it!
hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Di said...

Oh Lynn - it might have taken ages to make (I spent almost all day today making a Ninja Turtle card and now hate the little perishers!) - but, what a stunning result. Vivid blue, beautiful design - perfick!

Hugs

Di
xx

Chriss America Real said...

I have totally lost my MOJO. I am having dinner at my daughters tonight and I do not have a card for her...I have a bunch of people coming for dinner for Valentine's day...no cards for them...

Your card is great!

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Lynn, suitable for a male or female great design
Kevin xx

Tammy said...

Pretty card Lynn, love how the clear embossing paste looks with the blue!

Maxine D said...

Yes I hear you - oft times the apparently most simple card takes the longest - but it was worth the effort Lynn - it's a stunner.
Blessings
Maxine

Brenda said...

Oh Lynn, I am loving this card!! The non traditional colors are working for me too!! lol Heck you had to wait for the embossing paste to dry didn't you?!! lol I don't know what takes me to so long to make a card or project either, but it does. There is nothing fast about me, that much I can tell ya. Hugs, Brenda

Becca Cruger said...

Such an awesome non-traditional card! I love the masking!

Carol L said...

That's a real pretty use for the stencil, and I love the blue with all those pretty stars! Great card Lynn!!

Vivienne Holden said...

Works for me Lynn! I love your CAS card. xx

Tracy Freeman said...

Even though it took 4 hours it looks fantastic and well worth it i reckon, love the blue.
Hope you have a lovely weekend xx

Benzi said...

I love your non-traditional valentine with that awesome blue sponging and star stencil. Well, it was worth your four hours. :-) I can do that, too. HAHAHA

Lori Kobular said...

I love your CAS card! That sentiment is one of my favorites, although I always seem to forget to use it when making a card.

NanaConnie said...

I love the blue, Lynn. It's brilliant! (no pun) Maybe you could claim 3 1/2 hours of drying time for the embossing paste and ink? :-D

JD/ Jill said...

I like the non-traditional colors on your Valentine card! Pretty design! Very nicely done!

Shawna said...

Loving your non-tradional colors for your Valentines. As always, they are fabulous!

Bonnie said...

I think you have great ideas for non-traditional Valentines! Love this idea and think it would be great for a birthday card too!

Irish Cherokee said...

It took so long because it is non-traditional. For some reason they are always tougher. If that were me it would have taken days not hours. Besides, I think it is gorgeous. Very clean and it says it simply. - Jim

Anne Temple said...

I love this! Great design too,

Tammy said...

Beautiful card Lynn! I love the embossed stars and that cute little wooden heart!
Tammy x

Jessi Fogan said...

What perfect masking! I absolutely LOVE this, Lynn - I neeeeeed some transparent paste now. Crap, these things are addictive! lol

MaryH said...

Brilliant CAS, and I love it in Blue. I'm tired of all the reds (and I love reds!). Great card. TFS

Margaret said...

OOOOHHHH! I really like this one too! I love the nontraditional colors-makes them more versatile!

nwilliams6 said...

What a great Valentine's card! Love that you captured the feel of Valentines with non-traditional colors and papers. Wonderfully done. Hugz