August 10, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays #65--Square Cards


Ready for a new challenge at CAS-ual Fridays?  Of course you are.  :)  This week is easy peasy--create a clean and simple square card!


Many thanks to our sponsor, Stampotique Originals, for providing some wonderful stamps to the Girl Fridays to work with this week!  They've also offered up a gift certificate to our winner, so be sure to link up your card for a chance to win.

I love the birds on this Crow Line stamp, and I love how well they go with the sentiment even more.  I could definitely stand to rest my wings after the week I've had.  :)

I stamped the image across a kraft panel, then stamped it again on a scrap piece and cut out one of the birds to pop up with foam tape.  His friends are holding him up, after all.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft)
Stamps:  Stampotique Originals (Crow Line, sentiment)
Ink:  Memento (Tuxedo Black)
Accessories:  The Ribbon Carousel (twine)

As always, there's fabulous inspiration to help you get started over on the CAS-ual Fridays blog.  Check it out!

Thanks for visiting again!  I hope to catch up on your blogs this weekend!

23 comments:

Gez said...

Fabulous card. Great idea to pop one of the little birds onto foam pads. Love everything about your card. Gez

The Paper Parade said...

What a sweet sentiment! I love all the crafts and I love the way you cut out the bird in the middle to highlight it.

Lynn said...

Kraft and black...love, love, love. The birds and the sentiment are awesome!

Pokey Puppy said...

Your card caught my eye and I had to take a closer look... Love the simplicity and, at the same time, the little details. You've got my creative juices flowing. Thanks!

Kim S said...

That one little popped crow makes the card. I don't even like crows but this is charming!

Cristina said...

This is so different for you. Again, proving that you can do anything. Probably even volleyball. :)

Maureen said...

who knew crows could be so cute! And that sentiment is the best. Hope things are looking up! Hang in!

Lisa said...

What a fabulous card. Makes me smile to think of all the big black birds Max chases out of our yard!

Marlena M. said...

This is so sweet~I love the sentiment.

Andrea said...

Lovely card! I love the black and kraft together.

Sharron said...

Fabulous--love the kraft & black and that sweet sentiment! Hope you have a wonderfully relaxing weekend!

xiumaiyuki said...

Striking!!! Oh, boy.... you are doing such a wonderful job with stamping on Kraft.

Vickie Z said...

Love the kraft and black...this image is perfect for it!

Virginia L. said...

It's the subtle details (pop up the birdie) that make this card shine! You are a true artist, Christina!

Julie said...

Wow- looks great in kraft!

MsMad said...

always love a good bird card
Barbara Bird
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Basement Stamper said...

I love this card! I don't have the crow line stamp but I do have the sentiment and another crow stamp so definitely going to have to CASE this one. Thanks for showing off the Stampotique stamps so beautifully!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

kraft on kraft with natural string, swoon... love how you cut out one of the birds.

MADDY said...

cool, never seen kraft paper quite like that before

butterfly said...

So wonderful... kraft, neutral twine, blackbirds - so simple, yet so brilliantly effective. I love it!
Alison x

Janetcraft said...

good idea to get one bird pops up, to make it more lively..
I love the simplicity and clean concept of this card, great one!
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Nerina said...

Christina - I love, love, LOVE this. It's so striking, and the one popped up bird and the twine are pure genius!

Jen W. said...

A lovely sentiment and I love how you kept it simple with the kraft and black.

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