Friday, February 22, 2013

CAS-ual Fridays, Hi-Ho Silver

 Hello friends! I can't believe that we are more than half way through February. It just doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day or days in the week to get everything done. Sigh. Today I am back to share a card for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge. This week you are to create a clean and simple project using silver. Sounds easy enough, right?

Before I get to the details of my card, today we are saying farewell to some fabulous Girl Fridays. It has been such a joy working with them since joining the team. I wish them the absolute best in their future endeavors!

Our sponsor this week is Ribbons Unlimited.

I struggled a bit in making my card. You see, I do not have a bunch of silver in my stash. My first thought was to use some embossing powder that I had. It is called cement, but it just looked a bit too dull. I used to have a silver pigment ink pad, but that dried out eons ago. So I dug out some silver acrylic paint that I had. I layered it with a paintbrush onto the brush stroke stamp from CAS-ual Fridays Breathe. I learned this technique back when I began my blog from a Papertrey Ink Make-it-Monday: stamping with acrylic ink. Because the paint does not go on even or stamp off even, it gives the image some dimension and texture. Love that! I also added some silver bling to my sentiment panel.
I hope you find some time to play along with us this week. You have until noon on Thrusday to link up and play. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration Deb!

  2. Beautiful CAS card! Love how you used your acrylic paints. :) Have a great weekend.

  3. The texture of the Acrylic paint looks great and the perfect stamp to use it with too, beautiful CAS card :0)
    Jenny x

  4. What a neat technique! Love the bling too!

  5. Love your mix of elements. The sweet sentiment, the artsy paint stroke and the elegant bling.

  6. Such a great technique! Quite often, not having just the right thing turns out to be a wonderful problem to have. So love what you ended up with!


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