August 3, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #64--On Cloud 9


Hooray for Friday!  Do you have any plans for the weekend?  My husband is taking the kids to Maine for the weekend to go boating with my father-in-law, so I'm planning to do a few painting projects around the house.  I'm looking forward to checking some things off of my to-do list!

If crafting is in your weekend plans, I hope you'll join in the latest challenge at CAS-ual Fridays!  It's the first challenge of the month, and that means our winner will be a future Guest Designer and win a gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp.  Yippee!



This week's challenge theme:  create a clean and simple project featuring something you'd find in the sky.

The first thing I thought of for this challenge was clouds, so I die cut two clouds from a debossed piece of white cardstock, then laid the negative piece onto a blue card base. 

Then I got stuck.  I wasn't sure what to do next, so I just started flipping through my stamp sets until I came to PTI's Postmarks and noticed the Air Mail stamp.  I thought it would be fun to use in a sky scene, so I stamped it in red inside one of the clouds.  

I added the "urgent" stamp to the smaller cloud, then used some dots from Harvest Berries to add darker blue accents.

The air mail strip and sentiment were stamped on a double ended banner, which I trimmed and popped up with foam dots.

All supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted
Cardstock:  Spring Rain; White (WPlus9 Design Studio)
Stamps:  Postmarks, Harvest Berries
Ink:  Real Red, Pacific Point (Stampin' Up!), Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools:  cloud dies, banner die, circle impression plate, Linen & Canvas impression plate; Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers)

What do you see when you look up in the sky?  Show us on your clean and simple creation!  And don't forget to check out the rest of the inspiration from the Girl Friday team!

Thanks for visiting, friends!  Have a fantastic weekend!

20 comments:

Marisa said...

Very creative, Christina!! Love the mail logos you used and the EF is perfect. Well done!!

Lynn said...

Totally casing this card! I love how your sending love via airmail...so clever!!

Nance Leedy said...

Sooo cute and clever, Christina! The embossed circles are the perfect bg for the clouds and I {heart} your stamping in the negative space...fantastic!

Kara Lynne said...

Such a fun feel to your card! This is a great card to send overseas.

Kara said...

Cute, Christina!

Sara Mac said...

Christina, you are so creative! Love the theme of this perfectly executed card. Have a wonderful weekend to yourself!

Deb said...

Absolutely love what you did with postmarks!! Fantastic I tell ya!

xiumaiyuki said...

I love this! So creative in every way.... especially with those blue/red stripes.

Maureen said...

I love this set and you are making it sing using it with the cloud dies! I have a love/hate relationship with the Post Office and Customs! LOL I did get happy mail tomorrow, though:) My stamping supplies are always URGENT! LOL It's our long weekend here, but we like to stay home and avoid the crowds :)

Mary-Anne V said...

Love how you used the neg image of the cloud.

Marybeth said...

This is just adorable, love the red ,white and blue. Starting off this weekend with my daughter and son in law hosting a BBQ and game night … she even invited my friends over too. Happy painting!

Virginia L. said...

PERFECTION, Christina! This is such a FABULOUS design in every way! You are amazing!

Gayatri said...

Christina! what a fab idea to use postage stamps for this theme? Thanks for the inspiration. Fab card. Love it.

Sharron said...

What a wonderfully clever design! The circle impression plate made a fantastic background and I love how you stamped inside the cloud negatives!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous card. love the stamping showing from the negative cloud die.

Karen B. said...

I love your idea of stamping behind the clouds, this card is so perfect!

Suzanne D. said...

Wow, Christina...It looks so perfect but I feel like this must have been a challenge lining up all the stamps to fit in the cloud windows so perfectly! I love everything about this, and every time you use the circles IP I want it...hope you are having a GREAT weekend, friend!

Aimes said...

Fabulous use of dies, Christina! Not to mention how amazing well that set coordinates with the sky theme! Fabby!
Hugs!
x

Nerina said...

Such a cute and unexpected interpretation of this challenge! I love the little pops of blue in the negative spaces and the delicious swirly texture on the white, but really, the airmial concept is so brilliant it took me a while to notice the rest!

Aileen said...

Love the Air mail in the clouds. Brilliant idea. x

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