Hello friends!! Tuesday is here and that means time for a new CASology challenge!! YAY!!! Yet, again, I was completely blown away by the creativity to be found in last week's challenge! There were so many clever takes on the cue word that time after time I found myself saying "doh! why didn't I think of that????" I know this week is going to be just as creative!! The cue word for this week is "fairytale" and all the details can be found here. Our guest designer this week is none other than the super creative (as well as hiliariously funny... check out her blog!) Darnell!!
Once, again, I had a hard time with this cue word trying to figure out the direction I wanted to go in with the cue word. So I hopped on the Google train and looked up some fairytales and found a couple of fairytales that I thought would work with my stamp collection. But honestly, I just couldn't come up with any good card ideas. Finally on Friday (as I was making a card for a completely different challenge) I remembered a fairytale that I had read as a child called Snow White and Rose Red (the fairytale can be found here if you want to read it). Yay!! I had an idea. Some of you have seen a version of my card on my blog before, but hey... if it ain't broke, don't fix it is what I say. The card base and the jumbo fishtail banner are PTI's Rustic White and the rose was made from SU!'s Cherry Cobbler using the My Favorite Thing Mini Hybrid Heirloom dies. The images (from the SU! set Vintage Fresh & PTI's Pretty Peonies) were stamped using Cherry Cobbler ink, but stamped in different intensities to provide a bit of contrast. When using a bold color on a CAS design I sometimes like to vary the intensity so that there is that contrast.
Thanks for stopping by.... make sure you check out the cards from the rest of the design team: Melissa, Tracey, Jen, Ardyth, Judy, Maureen, Meghan and this week's guest designer, Darnell. Can't wait to see what you come up with using this week's cue word!
Supplies: Cardstock: PTI Rustic White, SU! Cherry Cobbler; Stamps: PTI and Stampin Up!; Ink: Stampin Up!; Dies: My Favorite Things Jumbo Fishtail Flag Stax and Hybrid Heirloom Rose die
It's beautiful, Rosie! LOVE your gorgeous die-cut flower!
Rosie your card is beautiful, that flower is awesome!
Yours also reminds me of snow white, with her rose red lips! Love this layout and the beautiful flower!
you always make the prettiest cards, I love this red Rose!
This is absolutely gorgeous! That flower is something else and I love the way you used the jumbo fishtail banner on this! I'd never thought of doing white on white that way...LOVE it!
The cherry cobbler is gorgeous against the white Rosemary and I love the design of your card, the big banner is fab. Xx
A fabulous choice of fairy tale and that rose is gorgeous. Cherry Cobbler is the perfect colour for it!
(Thank you, Rosemary!) Your card is a classy, classic CAS. But now I'm just being all iterative. Your rose red idea was indeed inspired! And thank you for tip on varying the intensity of the ink on a mono chrome card. I've never even thought of that!
Yep, that fairytale came to mind when I saw your beautiful card! That flower is AMAZING, and I love the rich reds. Gorgeous card, Rosemary!
Beautiful!! Your cards are always so perfect Rosy!
WOW! What a gorgeous rose and card!!! My mind went to Snow White. :)
I think you did great Rosemary! Love that big red rose on that huge banner!
Brilliant use of the Cue Card! I love how everyone interprets the challenge differently! Your rose is just stunning!
I had trouble with this one too but I love your take! The red/white is gorgeous!
So very pretty! Love the 3 D blossom!
Now this is so classy Rosi.
So very, very beautiful! SIMPLY gorgeous. I have been to Tacoma, Washington - the summer after I was in the 6th grade - you're right - a little over 100 years ago. Spent the summer in Sunnyside. Once again, your card is beautifully done.
So pretty and elegant, love it
CAS at its best...only you can achieve! Beautiful, Rosemary!
wonderful elegance to yr valentine card
Wowzer--that is one gorgeous card, Rosemary! I need that rose die & I love the SU Cherry Cobbler paper. Gotta check out that fairytale!
Fab card as ever Rosie, I just love your cards STILL :) Viv xx
That flower is stunning Rosemary! And thanks for the tip on varying the intensity of bolder colors! I have to say I am glad I'm making an effort to play more at CASology this year as I'm really learning a lot:)
Perfect simplicity. Gorgeous flower.
Very beautiful Rosemary! Just perfect!
Everything is beautiful on this card but I am especially drawn to the large banner created for your focal image!
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