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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

CCC #19 .... thanks!

{for my shining the light post please scroll down}

hello!!!  i'm back with my post for this week's CASology challenge.  so many wonderful and clever entries for our orange challenge!   i always have soo much fun checking out all the entries each week and many, many times i find myself thinking "doh! why didn't i think of that???"   this week the cue word is "thanks" and with thanksgiving right around the corner... well the options are endless!  our guest designer this week is the super clever and talented shelly!



i decided to have a little bit more fun with my alphabet dies this week.  instead of using the positive letters i used the negative image.  my card is really, really simple and really quite easy to execute.  you just need to make sure you spend the bit of extra time to make sure that all the letters are lined up and centered.  another tip to share.  this one relates to washi tape and you may already know this one.  i have a hard time using washi tape on my cards for the simple reason that i often don't like how it looks once i have added it to my card.  but i discovered that washi tape is absolutely perfect for holding down your dies and comes off easily with no leftover residue.   so if you have some washi tape and can't figure out what to do with it use it to hold down your dies!!   okay... on to my card.  i cut my white cardstock piece and then laid out the alpha bet dies on the cardstock.  i used a ruler to adjust the letters so that they were as close to the center of the cardstock as possible.  once that was done i taped them down with my washi tape and ran the piece through my big shot.  some fun polka dot paper was adhered to the back and then the entire piece adhere to the cardbase.  even with taking the time to center the letter i think this card didn't take me more than 15 minutes to make.

thanks for stopping by....make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Tracey, Jen, Ardyth and this week's guest designer, Shelly!   can't wait to see what you come up with using this week's cue word!

supplies:  cardstock:  pti white; pp:  stampin up! marine mist polka dot; dies:  my favorite things high rise alphabet dies

15 comments:

Ardyth said...

This is really clever - and so precise! Well done!

Benzi said...

Ooh, I love polka dots. What a fun way to say thanks.

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fabulous Rosemary, love the inverse die cut.

Olga said...

aren't you the smart one, this is awesome!!!!

Barb said...

So clever and fun, Rosie! Love the polka dots! :)

Valerie said...

Fab card Rosie, love the negative letters and the polka dots made me think of snow! Not yet I hope, it was a lovely warm sunny day today:)
Val x

Christine said...

Good idea! I like it Rosy!
Hug
Christine

Laura @ Happy Little Paper Place said...

Great card.. love the polka dots!

Melissa said...

This is so simple, but so lovely!!! :) I just love those polka dot letters! Thanks for the tip on the washi tape. I was just looking at the rolls I have today and thinking, "How in the world am I EVER going to use that up?!" LOL! Now I know it's not a hopeless situation! :) Thanks!

Jen W. said...

I'm impressed at how perfectly lined up the letters are and the washi tape tip is definitely a good one. Love the polka dots too!

Linda Scott said...

So simple and very nice. I bet I couldn't get the letters that straight.

Greta said...

Terrific way to used the negatives! Gotta try that!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I looooooooooooove this Rosi.

Aileen said...

Super accurate cutting! Love the blue polka dots background. x

Michelle said...

very cool use of dies!!!! this is wonderful!