Thursday, March 1, 2012

A little CAS CASEing...

Hello!!! Wow. I feel like it's been a while since I last posted, but it's only been 2 days--crazy! ;) I have a CAS style card that I've CASEd from Bonnie, who in turn CASEd it from Paper Crafts magazine. ;) Isn't crafting and sharing fabulous?!

Okay, so now that you know where I got the layout idea from, let me tell you about the fabulous challenges that I'll be entering this into--as they're the other inspiration for the card! Over at Colour Q, the colors this time are Early Espresso, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Lucky Limeade, and white. Over at Stampin' Royalty, they've challenged us to create a card with NO EMBELLISHMENTS. BE STILL MY HEART. This was a hugely challenging challenge for me--I love my rhinestones! ;) But, I did it! Paper and ink only, friends! The final inspiration was the Alter it With a Mosaic Challenge over at Try It On Tuesday. This is a very simple take on a mosaic, and I'll try to get something else in that is a little more challenging. :)


Also, I received my first commission to create cards for a co-worker of mine. She requested 5 sympathy cards. So, that's what you'll be seeing for a bit to come. :) I used sentiments on most of them that could be for sympathy or just for thinking of you in case she changes her mind, but this isn't one of them. Definitely a sympathy card.

Here's the card~

Details~


So, what do you think? I like the way it turned out--the blocks of color look really good contrasted against the whole lot of white!

I may create something else with these colors...probably with some bling. ;) Thanks to the ladies of these two fabulous challenges, and thanks to Bonnie for her inspirational cards! I hope you've been inspired to create something today! Happy stamping! :)

14 comments:

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful sympathy card. They are so hard to make but you did great. Nice soft colors..perfect!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great layout, love the scoring, and your colors are beautiful!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card.

Lisa said...

What a lovely and peaceful sympathy card Mynnette. Very well done!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Mynette - your card is just beautiful, I love the simplicity! Thank you so much for playing along at the colourQ this week!

Noelle said...

This is a very sweet card. I am sure your friend will appreciate you making these for her. I love the way you used the palette. Thank you for playing at colourQ and for popping by my blog! Have a great week! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Isn't Richard Scarry the best?! What a deal too - 50 cents at goodwill will get you a lifetime of illustrations to use. Let me know if you ever make something, I'd love to see it!!

Sylvia said...

Sweet card, Mynnette great layout! thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Karen said...

Hi Mynette that is so beautiful! Thank you very much for the lovely comments on my blog. Don't worry about finding the name of the SU stamp sets as I've checked my UK catalogue and there is nothing like that design in there.
Love the colours, layout and embossing you've used here it is a beautiful CAS card hugs Karen x

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is so pretty- the colors are great- love the layout and ...this will have to go into my CASE list...on Pintrest....!

Suzanne Bier said...

Very sweet CAS card...I think sympathy cards are some of the most difficult to make...your card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at the colourQ this week! :)

kingstonmama said...

I really like these blocks of color, Mynnette, and the scored lines really help highlight them. Very pretty! Ann Y.

Michelle said...

A great card Mynette. love the clean lines and a great way to use mosaics. Thanks for joining us at TioT this week
x Michelle

Jenn Picard said...

What a CAS, yet stunning card. Great use of white space. Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Royalty