Saturday 17 September 2022

Addicted to CAS ~ Challenge #229

Are you ready for our next challenge at Addicted to CAS? For the next fortnight, our challenge is

Going to be honest. I had to do a lot of thinking with this code word, CRAFT. I wasn't really sure what to do. Then, I thought about my grandfather, who was a master carpenter. Once retired, he made violins (3 of them), from scratch. Honestly, the first one sounded a bit like strings on a cigar box. However, with each subsequent attempt, it sounded better and better. For some, carpentry is a trade. For others, like my grandfather, it's a craft. Here's my card

For my card, I started with the frame. I swiped a mini ink cube of Hero Arts Cup O' Joe ink on some white cardstock in straight lines. It creates something that looks like wood. I cut pieces and made a frame with some darker kraft cardstock in the center. I stamped the sentiment, using Sunny Studio's Tool Time stamp set and Versafine Onyx Black ink. I then stamped the hammer, with smiley face and the nails using the same stamp set with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I added a bit of color with Copic markers - C2, C5, E33, E43. I don't own the matching dies, so I fussy cut them out. To place the nails into the frame, I used an exacto knife to make a small slit, into which I slid the nail. I added a bit of glue behind the nail head to hold it in place. I adhered the frame onto an A2 card panel of light kraft cardstock. I then added the hammer. To complete my card, I adhered the A2 card panel to a white A2 card base.

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  1. I like what you came up with. I too hada problem with what craft is. It is about soo many things really :)

  2. I also struggled with the code word but in fact "you nailed it" !!! great take on the theme and such a lovely story about your grandfather.



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