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

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

wishing you a whopper of a day...

Hey friends!!  Popping with a quick post before I head off to bed.  My little guy is totally into Star Wars right now and while he was watching the Empire Strikes Back I whipped up this little card using the current layout from CAS(E) this Sketch.  This is my second entry using the sketch.  This time I kept pretty closely to the sketch.  I'm also adding this to the current CASology challenge "aquatic".   I decided to do some inking with my distress inks and the ink distressing tool to create a little ocean for my whale.  As much as I like this technique I don't often use it because the motion required to ink up the cardstock aggravates my shoulder, but I decided that I would put up with the discomfort I will probably experience tomorrow to create my card.  I die cut a circle from Eclipse tape and then placed the negative on my cardstock.  I inked up the bottom portion of my circle with Mermaid Lagoon and Salty Ocean distress inks.  I inked up the top portion using Stampin Up! Soft Sky and then removed my mask.  The whale (from the PTI mini set "Whale Wishes") was die cut and then stamped using grey ink.  I created the waves by inking up additional cardstock with the Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon inks and then die cutting using a Top Dog scalloped edge die.  I adhered one small piece to the card panel, added the whale using foam dimensionals and then the final "waves" strip (stamped with the sentiment) using a double label of fun foam.   Simple, but a bit complex at the same time, lol!


Thanks for stopping by today...

Supplies:  Cardstock:  Recollections white; Stampin Up! grey; Stamps:  PTI; Dies:  PTI, Top Dog and Spellbinders; Inks:  Ranger Distress Inks and Memento Tuxedo Black

18 comments:

Hannelie said...

Hi Rosemary... hope that shoulder feels ok now...because any discomfort was so worth it!
I LOVE your card. A beautiful design for both the sketch and the theme! A perfect CAS card!
Thanks for joining Casology and CASE this sketch!

Karen King said...

Fantastic card, it's so cute! I love your layers of waves.

Kara Lynne said...

What a sweet whale! I love that soft blue circle. So sorry that your shoulder hurts by doing that. Mine usually does too, but last month I got a cortizone shot and a procedure done that breaks up the calcium deposits. Feels great for now.

Lisa said...

This is just adorable!!

Greta said...

Super cute card, Rosemary! Love the shades of blue you used & hope your shoulder didn't bother you too much!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love this! Super sweet take on the sketch!

Melissa said...

What a cute little whale! LOVE the way you did the waves on this! Great dimension and the blue/gray combination is perfect! :)
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! ;)

Deepti said...

Hope you feel better soon ! Love the design and adorable whale on this card :)

donna mikasa said...

Fun take on the sketch, Rosie! Love that whale!

Anita in France said...

Hope your shoulder wasn't too troublesome, having sponged this awesome circle for your cute whale, Rosemary. He's fabulous, bobbing about in those wonderfully dimensional waves! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous card, Rosemary! I love how you blended your inks for your circle and waves, and your whale is just too sweet! Beautiful CAS card, as always!

hazelspaperdesigns said...

This is a very sweet card, Rosemary - perfect for the cue, and a great take on the sketch also! Those waves look fantastic, as does the blue/grey combo. LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology this week!

Jen W. said...

This is gorgeous, Rosemary! Love the inked circle and the popped up waves. Thanks for playing along with CASology this week.

Martha said...

Rosemary, this is so adorably sweet.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love your design, so cute!!!! Tenia Nelson gave you a shout out congrats on your Take Ten cards, so CONGRATS Rosemary!!!!!

Thanks for joining us at CASology, I ADORE it when you do!!! I get so INSPIRED!!!!

Meg said...

Super cute card - really like your take on the CASology cue card.

Daria Z. said...

Sweet card, Rosemary! Love the inked circle and the sentiment is so fun!

Greta said...

Congrats on the HM at CASology!