Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9; SSS Flickr Challenge #63; CASology Challenge #233


Hello again ~ I'm back to share a few cards I created for some of my favorite challenges. First up is Darnell's NBUS Challenge #9 and the current SSS Flickr Challenge for the theme 'Favorite Technique'.


One of my favorite techniques is to blend my inks to create an ombre effect. For this card, I used 3 shades of pink with the darkest shade at the bottom of the heart. The sentiment is also SSS, but from an old set (Like Your Style) which is no longer available.
I would also like to add this card to the CAS on Sunday Challenge #100 for the theme 'Hearts'.

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My 2nd card is for this week's CASology Challenge for the Cue Card 'Glisten' ~


 I recently bought Nuvo Glimmer Paste (Blue Topaz), and the shimmer is amazing! I die cut the card base with the PTI wave, and backed it with vellum, then filled it with the paste. Then, I stamped the anchor with Versamark and covered it with Iridescent Sparkle EP, and used Gold EP for the sentiment. The rope was die cut with Gold Luxe cardstock, which I also used for the border.

That's it for me...I hope everyone is having a great week!
Thanks so much for stopping by.









21 comments:

Anita in France said...

These are both beautiful, Barb ... simplicity personified (or cardified!) ... CAS perfection! Hugs, Anita :)

Nora N. said...

What lovely cards you made!! I particularly like the second one. I bought some Nuvo glimmer paste too but my experimentation with it did not come out like yours. I had to throw it away. What is your secret?

Betty Keefe said...

two wonderful cards, Barb - that nuvo glimmer is so pretty on the second one and the ombre heart is lovely

I Card Everyone said...

You do have such a way with ombre, Barb! LOve your darling little heart, and it is a technique I admire very much. Glimmer, shimmer, or glisten - whatever the adjective - this little scene is just gorgeous, and that rope!!! AHOY, beautiful!!!
=]

Loll said...

Two fantastic cards Barb. Love the ombre technique ... looks amazing behind your die-cut heart. And the blue glitter paste is so pretty and sparkly. Love the design. xx

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Beautiful CAS cards.
xxx

Missy Pink said...

Love that heart Barb, elegance at it's best and love the simplicity. Second deign is just a fantastic too. Well done x

Bobby said...

Your heart is so pretty with its pink ombre stripes, Barb. The blue glimmer paste was a great way to make your card glisten. The gold adds such an elegant touch.

Joyce said...

Love your ombre heart--so very pretty and well done. And, your glistening ocean card is perfect for CASology. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Barb said...

Lovely CAS cards, Barb! That heart die is one of my faves and your shading on it is soooo pretty! Thanks so much for playing in the SSS Flickr challenge!

Karren said...

Both of these cards are just gorgeous, Barb, and so beautifully CAS. Your ombre heart is beautiful and the touches of gold on your second card are so classy and elegant.

Aileen Ryan said...

Wow both of these cards are so pretty. That little bit of blended colour and design is wonderful on both.

Cat Craig said...

Wonderful clean CAS cards Barb. Love that shimmer paste what a fab color.

Wiebke Kommerell said...

Barb, wow - such a beautiful card!
The combination of this thick golden sentiment and the swirly rope with the small part of "water" is so elegant!

Your blue glimmer paste looks simply amazing! I love glitter and glimmer - but I don't like it flying around everywhere. - So my interest in great pastes is big! :-)

Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

baileyrosy.com said...

Hi Barb hope all is well with you. Two fab cards both beautifully CAS and crafted to perfection.

Marie

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Ooh! How classy are these beauties Barb! I LOVE the CAS designs and that gold embossing! Also, I love that ombre heart! Have a great upcoming week! hazel xx

Judy1223 said...

Barb, I love both cards, so perfectly CAS! Your GLISTEN card is just beautiful, I love the gold and blue together. So much amazing shimmer, too! Thanks, as always, for playing along at CASology this week!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

What a pair of glistening beauties, Barb! I love that sparkly blue and gold together in your nautical card, and the ombre effect of your heart card is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CASology this week!

Deidre said...


Barb, this blue and gold combo is so beautiful! I love the way all of these accents work so lovely together. Great card again this week! Thanks for joining us at CASology.

TaeEun said...

Both cards are so beautiful in an awesome CAS way! Congrats on HM at CASology, Barb!

Darnell said...

Just stunning work, Barb! The ombre heart is romantic and so pretty and the shimmery nautical card is unique and CASlicious to the max! Both are really GASPable cards!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #9 and thanks for your kind get well wishes! Hugs, Darnell