Time Out: Double the Joy and Addicted to CAS: Oriental

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First post of two this evening with this card which I would like to enter into 2 challenges – Addicted to CAS where the theme is ‘Oriental’, and Time Out Challenges where there is a surprise extra challenge with the theme ‘Double the Joy’ to celebrate the happy news from Uniko Studio‘s Bev who is now the proud mum of twins.

I stamped the Koi fish in Tangelo Memento Ink, then masked off and inked over with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink.  I cut a post it into wavy lines then used these strips to mask off in selected areas.  I then sponged over with Peacock Feathers Distress Ink.  Once the masks were removed I added a disc of vellum to soften the image and to give the impression of depth in the water.  To hide the glue from the vellum, I added a circular frame which I inked with Peacock Feathers ink then clear embossed.

Koi fish typically represent luck and fortune, so I would like to say congratulations to Bev and husband and wish them luck and fortune with their lovely new family.

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11 thoughts on “Time Out: Double the Joy and Addicted to CAS: Oriental

  1. So elegant and serene, Christine … the delicate sponged background and vellum give such a fabulous sense of depth and dimension! Thanks so much for playing along with our special challenge at Time Out! Anita 🙂

  2. Oh my – just love this card, Christine! The vellum and beautiful koi are perfect for both the oriental challenge and double the joy….so glad that you shared this beautiful design at Time Out 🙂

  3. wow, your masking is outstanding and I love the vellum to create the water feel. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

  4. Beautiful!!! This is such an amazing card. I love the Koi fish and the way their images are softened. Its so clean, modern and perfectly oriental. I think this is a winner for sure for the Addicted to CAS challenge. Stunning!! And at the same time its perfect for our challenge too. Thank you so much for joining in us at Time Out Challenges and hope to see you visit again!!

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