"We do not remember days, we remember moments." Cesare Pavese

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Here Comes The Sun.... And the Very First CASology Challenge!!

{For my Shining the Light post please scroll down or click here}

Hello, again!!!  I'm back with my card for the very first CASology challenge!!  YAY!!!  I can't tell you how excited I was when Melissa asked me to be a part of the first design team for CASology.   So here we go with the very first challenge!!   This is how it will work:

1. Every Tuesday, a cue card will be posted containing a single word.
2. Take that word and run with it! Interpret it however you'd like! Just be sure and keep things clean and simple!
3. Deadline is Sunday at noon (CST) to link up your project on the challenge blog. Be sure to provide a link to the CASology blog within your blog post!
4. Feel free to combine this challenge with other challenges.

A Winner and 4 Honorable Mentions will be announced Monday!



detail shot 

For my card I decided to keep things really, really clean and really, really simple.  When I saw the cue card for the first challenge I immediately thought of my Hero Arts Bold Pop Design set because the largest flower in the set could double very nicely as a sun.   I stamped the flower using Memento Dandelion ink and then die cut it using the die that matches the stamp.  A regular A2 size card base was made from white cardstock and then a quarter of an inch of cut off one end.  This allowed me to position the sun as I did, but still giving me an A2 size card.  I cut a piece of white cardstock to fit the card front and then punched out a semi-circle with a 1 3/4" circle punch.  The piece was then embossed using a Spellbinders Impressabilities template to give me the subtle embossed look I wanted (it is so subtle it doesn't hard show in my main photo so I took a detail photo so you could see it).  The sentiment (from a Taylored Expressions set Delightful Day) was stamped on white cardstock and then punched out using a 1 1/4" punch.  The embossed piece was adhered 1/16" foam dimensionals and then the sun was adhered using a 1/8" foam dimensional.

Thanks for stopping by... please check out amazing projects that the rest of the design team has for you:  Melissa, Tracey, Jen and Ardyth and I look forward to seeing your CAS creations!!

22 comments:

Melissa said...

This is such a fun card, Rosemary! I absolutely love the embossing you used on the BG!!! Love how you extended the sun beyond the top edge of the card too! A perfect CAS! :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Love this sun, how creative to use a large flower for it. Love the way you popped it off the page. Awesome CAS card.

Ardyth said...

Love your sun and that it's so high in the sky! Great idea to use a flower to make the sun!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love how your artistic mind thinks and the direction you followed for this STUNNING SUN design!

Valerie said...

Congrats on your first CASology challenge Rosie, love the card! Not sure I can remember what the sun looks like though!!!!
Val x

Martha said...

Rosemary, congratulations on your new DT position! You are one talented card-maker!

WOW, you really nailed the CAS on this beautiful card! Love the off-the-edge sun, and the wonderful embossing! What a clever use of the Bold Pop! Love it!

Gillian said...

Great card, love the embossing on the white card, very effective

Stacy said...

Very nice, great texture too.

Judy1223 said...

Wow, Rosemary, amd I glad I stppped by your blog today! I hadn't heard about the new CASology blog until now, and I was immediately inspired by your card to join in! I love the card you made for the first cue...so cheery and clean and simple! Congrats on being a part of the design team, too!

kingstonmama said...

Fab card, Rosemary. I love how you used a flower for the sun. Gorgeous embossing on the background, too. Ann Y.

Jen W. said...

I may be forced to buy this stamp set now! Love that flower/sun and the embossing is the perfect background!

Karen M said...

Hi Rosemary, I love how you have used a flower die for the sun on this pretty card and it is so simple and clean. Less is definitely more Kx

Jean said...

This is so cute -love the flower - sun and the embossed background!

Susie said...

I love that embossing on the white panel! And placing your focal point up top - perfect. After all, that's where the sun shines -- from above. : )

Michelle said...

Yeah, the first challenge! I love this beautiful CAS design! Beautiful embossed background!

Lisa said...

Super cute CAS card, love your happy sun!!!

Sheila in Cyprus said...

I love, and am inspired by your cards Rosemary and this one is no exception. Love your interpretation of the challenge, what a fabulous sun.
Congratulations on being the LessisMore June challenge winner. You are a very deserving winner. Welldone.
Love Sheila x

Marybeth said...

Love seeing the detail on the second shot. Beautiful card and I love how CAS it is!

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful CAS card and love the embossing on the bg!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful touch of sun!! Love the embossing too. It adds a bit of texture without losing the white space.

Greta said...

You truly make CAS an art form, my friend! Love your creativity, as always! Wonderful card!

Carol L said...

What a fabulous card! I love the simple sun element against the white embossing, and that sentiment is sure to lift the recipients spirits to a feel-great mood!