Thursday, September 13, 2012
Wishing You Happiness
So...did I tell you that I was recently added to the CAS (Clean and Simple) design team on Splitcoast? Oh my, what a tremendous honor! Seriously excited to have made the team after trying out a number of times. You know that old saying, "if at first you don't succeed, try, try again."
I'm a real layered kind of girl when it comes to cardmaking; if it costs extra in postage to mail a card because of it's weight...perfect! So creating CAS cards is a real challenge for me, it is not something that comes easily or naturally; I have to work at it. I think that makes being selected for the team even more sweet. Don't give up on those dreams, even if they're small ones, the reward might be just around the bend. :-)
Alrighty then...On to the card!! This week's challenge was to create a card using the color blocking technique. Are you familiar with this technique? It's been years since I've used it on a card but typically, color blocking is just that...creating blocks of color on a neutral background. You can also use cardstock or designer paper to create the color blocks and I've even seen designers use color blocking to create a die cut image.
I opted for using cardstock for my color blocking and use the Tim Holtz Kraft Core Core-dinations cardstock. This is the cardstock that matches the Distress Ink colors...beautiful! And I love the kraft core, it's the perfect accent to any card. And the laterns? From the new Graphic 45 stamp sets...love 'em!!
Copic Markers, colors used shown above (please forgive my messy markers...they get used...a lot!). Then I cut out the laterns, attached them with foam tape to my card, and then added silver cording. The sentiment is from a Sweet 'n Sassy stamp set. And there you have my CAS-inspired card!!
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