May 18, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #53: Punchy


Welcome back, friends!  How are your weekend plans coming?  Any chance you'll be making time for this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge?  I thought so!  

Our challenge this week is all about getting punchy--with your punches and dies, that is!


Our fabulous sponsor this week is Lawn Fawn, and they generously provided the DT with some of their darling stamps and new Bright Side papers.  Thanks, Lawn Fawn!


I chose to work with the cute florals in Blissful Botanicals.  They were so much fun to stamp and color!  For the punchy part of the challenge, I dusted off my old circle punches and created three windows in a yellow cardstock panel, then stamped the flower and leaf images in the open spaces onto a white card base.

The images were colored with Copics, and the flowers were adorned with yellow rhinestone centers.  I added faux white stitching around the "windows" and stamped a sentiment from Blissful Botanicals.  (Confession:  the sentiment doesn't have a dotted "i", but I just couldn't bear to leave it that way, so I added a dot with a black pen!)

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Harvest Gold, White)
Stamps:  Lawn Fawn (Blissful Botanicals)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black), Copic markers, white gel pen
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), circle punches, corner rounder
Accessories:  Queen & Co. (rhinestones)

This card turned out just the way I had it in my head.  I love it when that happens.  *grin*

Now it's your turn to put on your thinking cap and get to work with your punches and dies!  But first, make sure you pay a visit to the other Girl Fridays to see their CAS creations.  

Thanks for stopping by today!  

30 comments:

M-J said...

I really love this card, and such an unusual layout with the punched windows. it looks fab. Quick question, when you colour your stamped images, do you find the colour bleeds through to the back of the card? I use promarkers, and I find if I colour direct onto white card, you can see it on the inside of the card. Not sure how to get around this problem!

Helen in the UK said...

Love your bright fresh card :)

Jenny said...

Love how you've used these stamps.... One of my fave sets :0) those cute little peep holes work so well.
Jenny x

Michelle said...

Love this, Christina! Gorgeous colours, and I love the placement of your circles! I'm with you on dotting the "i", thank-you for that! :-)

The Paper Parade said...

The is cute and cheery :) I love the different punched circles (reminds me of swiss cheese ;) and the stamps with those colors almost have a Hawaiian flair!

Lynn said...

Absolutely fabulous coloring...love all the pops of color through the circles.

Marybeth said...

Great card, love the stitching you drew in. Colored perfectly and just enough added bling . Can't wait to make one this week. TFS

Gayatri said...

Absolutely beautiful, Christina! Love the pretty leaves and flowers and butterfly peeking out through the embossed yellow panel. Awesome design :)

Marisa said...

This card screams summer with all those wonderful colours. Great touch with the stitching. Have a wonderful weekend :)

Vickie Z said...

Fabulous!!! Love your punched windows and images nestled inside! Bling on flowers is the perfect touch! Dotting that I-think I would have too!

Kim S said...

Such fun windows on those brilliantly colored flowers!

Tracey McNeely said...

Love the colours and design of your card Christina! Your colouring is fabulous. Have a great weekend.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card! Hugs ~S~

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

OMG.. what a clever idea. I LOVE the bright cheery colors... so darn clever and your coloring is FAB!! Wowzer. Hugs

Chunyuan said...

So sweet and happy. Love the coloring of the flowers.

xiumaiyuki said...

What a sweet card and I'm loving all those summery colors!! I almost missed those blings.... perfect finish!

Kimberly said...

Christina - this is such a bright, cheery card! I love the flowers inside the negative cuts. I'm with ya on that "i" too. :)

Karen B. said...

This is gorgeous, yet fun too! So bright and happy and it is all perfection.

Sharron said...

Love your card, Christina--wonderful design! I must try this. The cheery images in the circles are so beautifully colored and I love the faux stitching!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE the punched windows, Christina! And your colors are so bold and bright and happy and perfect for summertime! Yum!

yyam said...

What an amazing card! Love the bright happy hues! :)

Deb said...

Love your card, Christina! Those flowers are gorgeous! And the stitching is fabulous, too!

Renee said...

Your faux stitching is as amazing as your real stitching...
this is gorgeous!!
Love the colors...
and the circle punches peeking those adorable blooms...
fabulous as always! :)

Bethany said...

I LOVE this! Your coloring is SO amazing! Great design :)

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Wonderful design! LOVE your card!
Have a great week, hugs, Karin

Debbie said...

This is so cute!! I love the design behind the plain cs!!
Thanks for dotting the 'i'! The teacher/mother in me would notice it needed it! :)

lostinpaper said...

Super trendy design! Love those windows of colour and the embossed panel is perfect in that bright yellow!

JJ Bolton said...

This is so wonderfully cheery! Love your little windows (the penned stitching looks so good with the Lawn Fawn sets)!

Hope you're having a great week Christina!

Jackie Rockwell said...

This card is sooooo happy and bright! It really does make you "smile" :) Beautifully colored! LOVE it!

Julie Day said...

Love your punched windows and the coloring is perfect! Such a perfect bright and happy card :)

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