7.26.2013

A Bit Floral, A Bit Shabby, and a Bit Challenging!

Hiya, folks!  It's FRIDAY!  WOOT!   WOOT!  Today I have another card to share with you.  Our homework from yesterday's lesson at Summer Card Camp 2 was to go outside of our usual style.  *sigh*  Okay.  Fine.  I'll try this shabby thing.  HA!

I am a CAS kind of girl.  I like clean, I like graphic, and I REALLY REALLY like simple.  BUT, I am always up for a challenge, so  I stepped up and gave this layered and shabby look a shot.  It's not a ton of layers, but I did include a few.  I also decided to toss some florals into the mix because I pretty much NEVER do florals.  I kinda suck at 'em.  HA!  I don't have a ton of floral stamps and precisely ZERO floral dies, so I found some cute flowers from a Simon Says Stamp set and fussy cut them.  Yup.  Kickin' it old school all up in here, folks.  HA!

Windowsill Thanks


I went for a sort of shabby garden shed window look.  Did I hit that?  I hope so.  HA!  Can I tell you something... creating cards like this takes a LOT of planning.  I mean, you have to KNOW where you are going before you start gluing, stamping, etc.  It's a little crazy-pants, if you ask me.  Just sayin'.  I don't know how those shabby layering awesome folks do it!  You need like time and forethought and planning and...  well, I guess I'm just all kinds of willy-nilly and such.  HA!

Windowsill Thanks (detail)


I used a die cut banner to create the 'windowsill' and then cut out the leaves and flowers by hand and popped them up with foam dots to give them dimension.  That part was kind of fun to put together.  That's another thing I don't normally do... scenes... again, with the planning and forethought and such, but this was a lot of fun and I think it turned out kinda cute, if I do say so myself!

So...that's my card for you today.  I hope you like my little diversion from my usual CAS style.  AND... I hope you have a happy dappy weekend!  I have some posts coming up for the weekend.  That's a little unusual, too, but it happens from time to time, so stop on by and say hello!  Hopefully I'll be at the beach!  HA!

Have a Happy!!!





25 comments:

  1. Super pretty! Love the roll-up blind!

    Deanne :)

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  2. Super creative use of the banner die for the window box! Adorable card!

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  3. Oh, Hun, you hit it and then some! This is absolutely adorable! I love your shabby garden shed! The window box is incredibly creative, great idea!

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  4. Super creative and great job creating out of your comfort zone!

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  5. Very pretty! Love the rolled up shade! I have to ask, what is CAS?

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  6. So cute! I love the window box idea and also the torn paper detail on the bottom of the card!

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  7. Sweet card, love your use of pattern paper!

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  8. Nicely done--shed-window-wise!

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  9. I think you did a fabulous job!

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  10. This is so cute..love your rollup shade.

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  11. Love your roll up element over your fab fussy cut flowers! Wonderful card!!!

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  12. Ahh! This is totally cute! :)

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  13. So many CLEAVER elements on this card Jen! Had to pin it!

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  14. Duhh..that should be CLEVER...spelling is NOT my strong suit.

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  15. Considering you went out of your comfort zone. You did a really fantastic job on this card. It is very clever and very cute. I know what you mean about some cards taking way more planning than others.

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  16. Totally awesome!! You really met the challenge perfectly - and it doesn't look like it was too painful either, ha!

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  17. This is great! Love how you used the banner die as a flower box...how innovative and creative!

    Susan

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  18. This is so sweet with the paper roll.

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  19. It might not be your thing....but no one would know it. This turned out super-cute!

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  20. Love that little flower box! What a cute vignette! Clever girl!

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