Hello hello!!! Welcome back to another CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which, unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, now has a whole new format. More details here, but essentially you get much more time to play! Yay!

I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to leave a comment on my announcement post – it means so much to me, and I hope you’ll come back and visit again. On to this week’s theme – Shades of Gray – you have to use at least two shades of gray on your project:

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And here’s my card:

©Candles in the Garden. CAS-ual Fridays CFC129 Shades of Gray. Teardrop die-cuts from Memory Box.

I chose to work with a steel grey card base, freeing me up to experiment with other colours as well as one more shade of grey. I started by stamping the sentiment from CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Truth Is set in Versamark and heat embossing in white (OK, so the base warped a bit and I had to flatten it under my Grand Calibur overnight).

©Candles in the Garden. CAS-ual Fridays CFC129 Shades of Gray. Teardrop die-cuts from Memory Box.

Then I coloured up some panels of white cardstock with various inks including Pumice Stone Distress Ink and Memento London Fog – these were my other greys. Once the panels were dry, I die-cut the teardrops using Memory Box’s Benjamin Border die.

©Candles in the Garden. CAS-ual Fridays CFC129 Shades of Gray. Teardrop die-cuts from Memory Box.

I stuck the teardrops down layer by layer with some slight overlap – I used foam adhesive towards the bottom of each one and Glossy Accents at the tips, creating some raised dimension – here’s a closeup:

©Candles in the Garden. CAS-ual Fridays CFC129 Shades of Gray. Teardrop die-cuts from Memory Box.

I finished up with some gemstones below the sentiment and voilà!

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you’ll play along for the chance to win some awesome prizes! Stop by the blog to see creations from the brilliant new design team – the inspiration from those girls is so amazing!

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