July 6, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #60--Text Me


Hello!  I'm back with a new card for a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!  It's the first challenge of the month, which means it's your chance to win a Guest Designer spot and a prize from Simon Says Stamp.  Yippee!

The challenge this week is "Text Me"--incorporate text into your clean and simple design.


I hadn't used this cute little bird from the $1 bin at Michaels for a long time, and it seemed perfect for the challenge.  I masked the bird's feet and the branch so that he could sit on the letter "c" of the word "create", which I stamped using PTI's Outlines Alphabet.

I masked the letters before stamping some flourishes in green, then stitched two straight lines across the bottom.  I threaded string through the stitched holes to make a little bow for a simple but sweet embellishment.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Rustic Cream)
Stamps:  Michaels (bird), Papertrey Ink (Fancy Flourishes, Outlines Alphabet)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Early Espresso, Certainly Celery)
Tools:  We R Memory Keepers (Corner Chomper)
Accessories:  thread

I'll be on the road in just a few hours, but I can't wait to catch up on all of my favorite blogs when I make it to Indiana!  Thanks so much for visiting today.  I'll be back soon!

25 comments:

Marisa said...

Love this Christina! The bow in the stitching is fabulous as is the flourish and bird image. Great card as always :)

Laura B. said...

So pretty!

Lynn said...

Safe travels Christina! I adore your card...color combo, gorgeous flourish and the touch of stitching..all around awesome.

Kim S said...

I love how your flourish backs the lettering; the stitching is a wonderfully subtle accent; and the bird is an amazing find at $1!

LeAnne said...

Good heavens, this is pure perfection in every single way! LOVE that little bird!

Lisa A. said...

This is beautiful, Christina!! LOVE the simplicity, but ass the beautiful details with your flourishes and stitching...beautiful:)!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh I love this card! I just happen to have this bird -- I see a CASE coming :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Very pretty Christina. Love the simple design, the colors, the lovely images. The stitching looks fabulous with the bow.

L.B. said...

so pretty. Love the colors.

Bethany said...

So lovely Christina! I love the little bird! Wonderful masking!

Lisa said...

LOVE the flourish, LOVE the stitching...great card Christina!!

Linda Beeson said...

I am in love! The birdie is so adorable and wow on the rest of your great creation.

xiumaiyuki said...

Love this beautiful card!! Every element is perfect.

Vickie Z said...

Love the bird, bg stamp, sitting, and the little bow is perfect! Love your CASE study card too! Going to Indiana...I have family there and will be going to Indy in a couple weeks for family reunion! Have fun!

Deb said...

Wow, what a fabulous find in the dollar bin! I am heading there tonight, I will have to steal a peek. Love your card and how you finished it with the bow! Fabulous!

The Paper Parade said...

Christina, you find the best things in the dollar bin! I love the colors and the stitching and the empty letters!

Brandi said...

This is stunning!

Gayatri said...

What great design? I love the text birdie and the flourishes at the background. Love the stitches with a bw too. Oh well, I love everything about your card, Christina :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the stitching detail.

Sharron said...

Wow, another bird (love anything with birds!), another awesome job of masking--another FABULOUS design! Love the stitching with the simple bow!

Angie Tieman said...

Love this combination...the bird, the text, the scrolls, swoon!

Suzanne D. said...

The bow!!!? I love it all!!! But the bow: WOW!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a gorgeous card! Love how you masked the letters with that flourish - so striking.

Joyce said...

Great design. I love how the text is in the bird.

lostinpaper said...

Such a beautiful CAS design! LOVE those letters and sweet bird!

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