Cast away your troubles…

Hi everyone! I’m excited to share that I’m back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer for the month of October! I have an awesome inspiration project to share with you today, a get well card using the Restore the Soul stamp set and the Duck/Fish die set. I’m totally stoked to be back as a guestie this month!

I used a color palette to coincide with the October “Fall Colors” challenge – brown, red, orange, yellow, green and purple. I’ve been getting my feet more and more wet with clean and simple cards lately. Clean and simple has always been a challenge for me because I love colors, layers and big bows! I stamped the cattails and sentiment in Rich Cocoa ink on the card front, and then stamped the mama and baby duck twice on a smaller piece of cardstock. I used the coordinating die to cut the ducks from the first image and the mama duck’s wing from the second image. I colored both pieces and adhered the wing to the mama duck with a dimensional pad.


I adhered mama and her baby to the card front, then colored the water. I layered the panel on yellow cardstock and then adhered it to the card base. I added ripples in the water with White Blizzard Crystal Drops and some randomly placed dots at the top with Dark Walnut Crystal Drops.


One final shot of the front showing the dimension on mama’s wing. :)


For the inside, I simply stamped the sentiment and cat tails, and layered the panel on yellow cardstock.


Proud to enter this CAS get well card into the following challenges:
CAS on Friday: #118 – Fall/Halloween
Crafty Friends Challenge Blog: #68 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge Blog: #165 – Colors of Autumn
Emerald City Challenge Blog: #4 – Anything Goes
House of Cards: October Challenge – CAS Halloween and/or Colors
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Let’s Craft and Create: #130 – Anything Goes w/Optional Witchy/Autumn Colors
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Stamping Sensations: Autumn Glory
The Crafty Addicts Challenge Blog: #41 – Anything Goes/Autumn Colors

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: SU Thick Whisper White, regular Whisper White and Daffodil Delight cardstock
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa ink and marker; Spectrum Noir- DR2, DR7, TN7, CT4, DG3, OR2, OR3, IB2
Accessories: Tim Holtz Stamp Platform, Nuvo Dark Walnut Crystal Drops and White Blizzard Glitter Drops

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

10 thoughts on “Cast away your troubles…”

  1. This is very sweet Leslie. I also struggle a bit with CAS cards and love my ink and a full page of it!!! This is a simple but very effective card with the brightness of those ducks. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Penny Black and More Challenges, Leanne DT xxx


  2. The ducks are so sweet and look really good with the added dimension on the wings, many thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges.

    B x


  3. Love the colour scheme, looks so lovely on your duck. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.


  4. Oh, Leslie, I love the ducks! They’re simply fantastic. We’re really excited to see you playing along in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Emerald City this month. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT


  5. Love your awesome duck – and the wing popped up is perfect. Colors are perfect. Thanksfor joining us this month at House of Cards.


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