Friday, October 20, 2023

CAS Thinking of You

Hi everyone.  A quick post with a quick and easy card. :)

My dear friend's dad (he's 90+) is not well so I wanted to send him a card to let him know I was thinking of him.

I kept it very clean and simple by masking my Bamboo stencil (The Crafter's Workshop - retired) to sponge only two pieces of bamboo, plus some leaves on top in Shabby Shutters distress ink.  A border was masked before lightly sponging Salvaged Patina ink partially along the bottom and up one side, fading out as I went along.  To finish, I stamped a simple sentiment (A Little Sentimental from Clear Besotted - retired) in black ink.

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I received a lovely email yesterday which included two photos of Jessie.  These were taken by my SIL Alex at our Thanksgiving dinner (Oct. 9th).  I didn't know he took photos, so getting the email was a wonderful surprise.  Definitely brightened my day. :)


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Stamps:  A Little Sentimental (retired)
Paper:   White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:   Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Salvaged Patina (Tim Holtz); Black (Memento)
Accessories:   Bamboo Stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), sponge brushes, removable tape for masking


nancy littrell said...

Simply thoughtful...Thinking of you card for your friends father, Lolly. He will appreciate your card and so will his daughter:-) Your very lightly color blending stenciling turned out beautifully, my friend. TFS also the very sweet photos that Alex took of Jessie...she looks so pretty:-) A new photo for your blog side board? A wonderful way to start your day:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

A wonderful CAS "thinking of you card". The bamboo is very calming and great for a masculine card. Fabulous photos of dear Jessie!

Liz said...

Beautiful CAS card, Loll. A perfect design for the recipient.
What beautiful photos of Jessie. xx

Pat said...

I love this understated but beautiful card Loll, and just two stems of bamboo in that pretty green with the soft blue masked corner to ground it looks wonderful, and what really lovely photos of Jessie, he has captured her so well..she is such a sweetie! x

Bonnie said...

Awh, Jessie is such a sweetheart! I love the expression that Alex caught on the second photo. I also love your bamboo the shows so beautifully with the soft blue background! I'm sure your friends Dad treasures this.

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful bamboo, Loll - just love your design!! Awww, sweet surprise of Jessie photos!!

Lisa Elton said...

I think this will lift his spirits, Loll, it's a lovely CAS card and Jessie is a cutie!

Julie B said...

Masculine cards for times like this are really tricky but you nailed it with this contemplative design.
Jessie is a real cutie, always loved CKCSs. One of our builders had one and she was always teasing and chasing Max! :)

Bobby said...

Such a wonderful card to let your friend's Dad know you're thinking of him, Loll. That face! Jessie is just the cutest.

TK said...

Simple and sweet, your card is sure to help him on the mend! Prayers for healing.
The photos of Jesse are so sweet, he looks so intent on what is going on behind the camera and he's appears to be totally at ease with the session

HilaryJane said...

This is such a calming card. It makes me want to take a deep breath and relax. It is perfect for the occasion. Thanks for sharing the pics of Jessie, so cute xx

Trina P. said...

Oh so pretty… both the card and Jessie! The simplicity of the card is CAS-tacular! Love it!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful thinking of you card and Alex always takes such amazing pictures of Jessie ♥

kiwimeskreations said...

Loving your card Loll - that is so beautiful, and says it all without fuss.
The photos of Jesse are stunning

Marcia Hill said...

CAS perfection Loll and just absolutely beautiful! What a perfect masculine card...LOVE it!! And oh that face...Jessie is just so completely loveable! Cute, cute, CUTE!! Hugs. :0)

Brenda in IN said...

A lovely thinking of you card for your friend's father. He will apprecite being thought of and a personal card for him. I like the simplicity of it. What a fun surprise to receive such great pictures of Jessie. She is just adorable with that sweet face and curly ears.

Darlene said...

Oh Loll ... this is simply BEAUTIFUL! And what a sweet gesture to snap a photo of your cute pup! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Simply Clean & Simple challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth, Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

Linda said...

CAS at it's best, I love it! Gorgeous pictures of Jessie too xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

This card is so beautiful and calming, Loll! I love the softly stenicilled borders and the bumboos. Your dear friend will be encouraged to receive this thoughtful card.
Jessie is as cute as ever! You can't just not smile, looking at these pictures! :-)
Hideko xx

Leslie Miller said...

Gosh, so beautiful and simple. You have the most amazing stencils and you use them so well. You have to know how I love seeing these pics of darling Jessie. Look at that face! She couldn't be any cuter!