Friday, February 24, 2023

Ampersand Birthday

Hello craft friends, it's Friday and I hope you have either some fun for the weekend or a nice relaxing one planned. I think I am painting trim again this weekend (as long as my neck cooperates) in Bret's kitchen. Which spending time with him is always a good day for me. 

I have another ampersand card today. Just simple CAS birthday card that was very hard to get a good photo of. Mirror card does love to bounce back the light doesn't it?! 

Nothing much about this card, just stacked the ampersand, did a small panel of gilding flakes in gold, silver and copper and cut the ampersand "tail" from. Using mirror card, cut my sentiments. The flower and leaves cut out of white scraps and color with some alcohol markers, but not sure I like them. But they are there now, so there it will stay. Popped my panel up on foam and done. 

I have been laid up with a bad stiff neck all week. So I am a little behind on commenting. Getting around some today since I can finally move my neck without lots of pain. So if I haven't been by, I will be soon I hope. Thanks for stopping by, I appreciate it and I appreciate you!

Crafty hugs,

Card Recipe:

Gilding Flakes in silver, gold and copper from Amazon

Spellbinders small die kit for the month of January

Mirror cardstock scraps from my stash, think it is Cricut's mirror cardstock

110 lb Neenah cardstock

80 lb Neenah cardstock 


jimlynn said...

Beautiful!!! I know it shines, shines, and shines some more too. Love everything about it!

Liz said...

Beautiful card Brenda, very stylish. I love the design. xx

Carol L said...

I love how everything just flows beautifully together on this pretty CAS birthday card! The touches of gold with the bits of color on the flower and stem just make for one pretty card! Take good care of that neck and I hope you feel better soon! Huggers!

I Card Everyone said...

CAS & crisp & I see the shine just fine, Brenda! I thing that little die was a very good buy - so many ways to use it! Love the single little bloom so it's good it will stay!
Take care of your neck, my friend!

Bonnie said...

Very nice card, Brenda. I love the gilding flakes that give it wonderful shine. I need to get my gilding flakes out for a spin before I have to turn that ceiling fan on. Hope your neck feels better.

JD/ Jill said...

Cute Creative card!

Maria said...

Truly a lovely card, Brenda! Wonderful gilding flakes that brings the pretty shine! A great CAS design, well done! I hope your neck gets to feeling better very soon!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is beautiful, Brenda, love the little details around the ampersand. Great idea too. Good luck with the painting! Something we have to get down to soon.
Faith x

Loll said...

So pretty Brenda. LOVE the gold with white and then the little pop of colour with the sweet flower. Take care and hope your neck is better soon. xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Brenda,
what a very wonderful card and I love your beautiful CAS design.
The different colour gilding flakes look so pretty and I love that flower it finishes it all off perfectly.
Hope your neck is feeling better now and you managed to do youe painting at Bretts.
Lots of crafty love and hugs from my house to yours. Jenny L.

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh Brenda this is gorgeous - those flowers are beautiful there - just enough embellishment to accent the ampersand, it does not distract at all.

Darnell said...

I love your CASlicious ampersand card design, Brenda! And I love the sweet little flower with the golden sediments! I hope you don't reinjure your sore neck with painting, but I understand how fun it is to spend time with your boy! I hope the stiffness and pain ends soon. Hugs, Auntie Darnell

Irish Cherokee said...

Simply elegant! CAS cards are the best when you nail it. You used a whole box of perfectly placed nails to nail this one. Love it.

Love, Hugs and Blessings

wannabcre8tive said...

Very pretty and a wonderful design.

JD/ Jill said...

Brenda, Thank you so much for all the nice comments you have made on my cards. You absolutely made my day! Hope all is going well for you....

Inkyfingers said...

What a fabulous idea to use gilding flakes like this and they look so pretty, Brenda! A real CAS hit IMHO.
Hope the painting is all done and that your neck is better.
Take care,
Carol x