May 11, 2011

CAS-ual Fridays #1 & CR84FN27


Hello, friends!  I had a few minutes to make a card this morning and thought I'd share it with you.  I'm exicted to play in a new challenge that should be lots of fun for those of us who love the CAS style, CAS-ual Fridays.  The first challenge is to use text as part of the design.  I also used the current colors at CR84FN



I started with a Vintage Cream card base and used a PTI flower die to cut two flower "windows" in the card front.  Next I stamped text from Background Basics:  Text Style onto a Vintage Cream cardstock panel.  I adhered the text-stamped panel behind the card front to fill the flowers with the text.

I stamped the flower from PTI's Signature Series:  Flower in bright pink onto the card front, then added one of the sentiments from the set in gray.

To finish the card, I simply scored a line 1/8 inch inside the entire card front to frame it, then added three gray rhinestones around the sentiment.  A CAS design with several little details that keep it interesting.  My favorite kind of card!


Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink (Signature Series:  Flower, Background Basics:  Text Style)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Melon Mambo), Clearsnap (Antique Pewter)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (flower die), Martha Stewart (Scoring Board)
Accessories:  Michaels (rhinestones)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Hope you're having a good one!

30 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous CAS card using the challenges :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Lovely CAS card Christina! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS CAS card!!! LOVE your flower "windows" filled in with text----such a fabulous design idea!! And the rhinestones are the perfect finishing touches!!!!

Jenny said...

Such a clever and creative design, I love it :)
Jenny x

Cristina said...

This is stunning. Stuuuuuhning! I love everything about it.

Dawn said...

Fantastic design Christina! Just love it.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So pretty!! Love the dimension that happens with the text and color behind the die cut. Very clever! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Virginia L. said...

What a JOY to see this card! Totally sweet and gorgeous, Christina! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! So glad that you join on the fun!

Lindsay said...

Now this is a CAS fabulous card! Love the negative space and embossed border! LOVE love your new blog design! Totally sweet Christina!

xiumaiyuki said...

You know I'm lovin' this card. It's sooooo my style!!! And I love how you added text behind that cut out.... brilliant and striking! I, too, just finished my card for this new challenge. Can't resist anything CAS-related!

Laura Davis said...

Beautiful!!
Thanks for playing CAS!
Laura

Diane Jaquay said...

I REALLY love this card, Christina, it's very creative, and so pretty (and absolutely PERFECT for the text challenge)!

Karen said...

Hi Christina!

Wow, I look away for 3 seconds and you've got some beautiful cards put up! You have such a way of making simple cards look soooooo fantastic! Love them!

Karen
x

kasia c. said...

Christina, this is GORGEOUS!!!!
I love the cut outs with the text behind, and the scored frame just finishes it off so perfectly. This is a winner for sure!! :)

kasia c. said...

p.s. I LOVE your new banner! It really makes me wish I was on a beach somewhere!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I was a bit scared of the bright pink, but you've pulled it off beautifully, and how nice of Cristina to plus your card on her post.

Andrea M said...

Christina!!! I love everything! EV-RY-THING!!! AMAZING - the negative die cuts with the text underneath - *swoon* This fills my day with joy! Wonderful use of the challenge colors!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Karen B. said...

Did you change your blog header? This one is so soft and elegant. Great card by the way, love the texty flowers!

Julie Day said...

So pretty! What a great idea for the PTI dies, I never would have thought of doing a peek-a-boo technique with it. I love your design and that bright pink looks smashing with the crisp white, totally CAS:) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Nance said...

p.s. forgot to say I LOVE the new blog header and sidebars--it's so YOU!

Nance said...

Oh, I love how you use the negative space from the die cuts! I admire it every time! Gorgeous card and use of the colors. I actually just finished a CAS card tonight for the "text" challenge! Great minds, ya know... ((hugs))

Jocelyn said...

FABULOUS card! Wow, that's about as perfect as you get!

Michele Gross said...

Really awesome! I love those colors too and love the way you used the text! Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Amy said...

Beautiful card! Of course I love that Raspberry Fizz color and how you incorporated text into this beauty!

Debgem said...

A brilliant clean and simple card - I do like the text flowers - they look fab! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Laurie said...

Hey! Its me! Your long lost blog friend! I promise I am still here....just not sitting at the computer as much! I did have to pop in and check this out though! WOWZERS! I love this!! So so happy to see your entry!! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays!

Dana said...

I KNEW you would not disappoint in this challenge Christina! A lovely, well-executed CAS card, with a clever use of text. SO glad you joined us for CAS-ual Fridays and hope you'll play again!

Sara Mac said...

Christina, this is such a beautiful card. Perfect CAS design. Love the scored frame that brings it all together.

The Paper Parade said...

Oh wow, this card turned out super sophisticated! I love how you didn't have to put a lot of layering and things on the card, but it still looks great. I'm always so afraid to try that, but you are a master at it!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful CAS card!! Love how you created the flowers!

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