Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A CAS-ual Card!

Today I have a quick little post.  I created this card for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge this week! The challenge was to use buttons and twine.  Puh-leese.  When DON'T I use buttons or twine, right????  :-)

I stamped the flower onto some Bazzill and heat embossed it.  Then I used some Copics to shade.  I really like the way the red Copic looks on the white embossed areas.

And my buttons and twine are above.....

I really like the combo of red, black and white and I almost never ever use it (so very Mickey Mouse, no?!).  I loved the striped background, but it was too much, so I added some vellum in front of it to tone it down.  I also heat embossed the sentiment on the vellum.  It just gave that extra dimension that made it work!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to check out the CAS-ual Friday Blog! Fun stuff and great inspiration there!!!

Cardstock: Creative 60# Cougar (base), DCVW (Stripes), Bazzille (Red), Vellum (Unknown)
Stamps: Stampin Up
Ink: Memento, Fresh Snow (Papertrey Ink)
Buttons: The Paper Studio
Twine: Martha Stewart
Other: Copic Markers, ZIG Embossing Powder
Tools: Trimmer (Fiskars), ATG, Heat Gun, Fiskars Finger Trimmer, Glue Dots


  1. Fabulous! I love the addition of the vellum-genius!! Glad you played with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. Gorgeous! That flower is a real stunner, and I too agree that the addition of the vellum over the top of that elegant stripe is perfection! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays - hope you'll play again!!

  3. Chrissie this is utterly stunning. The soft vellum overlay tones it down perfectly so that beautifully colored red rose can take center stage. All around fabby! So glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. Beautiful work!!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. What a sophisticated looking creation, great colors and lines! Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. What a gorgeous rose! I love how the color pops off of that gray base! So pretty! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

  7. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing!

  8. I think this is so elegant!! I like the soft lines and the very bold rose!! Super smart!!

  9. Love how simple your card is, but how it is still so elegant. Thank you so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week.


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