Thursday, July 14, 2011

CASEing My Own Card to Make a CAS Card!

Well, I thought my title was just so cutesy, until it dawned on me that not everyone knows what CASE and CAS stand for! So much for being clever.......

Anyway,  in papercrafting, to CASE means to Copy and Share Everything. In other words, you find a card you really like, and you make one like it. For today's card, I CASEd my own card from my last post. I made my first easel card then, and I ended my post saying that I was starting on another one already. That's exactly what I did.  I was so pleased with my last card (especially the stamps I used on it from ODBD!) that I made another one a great deal like it, except that I made this one CAS - which is NOT my usual style!  CAS stands for Clean and Simple, btw. lol   Here it is:

As I said, I used ODBD stamps again. These are all from the Friendship Set. I used the same white base card and red cardstock for the front base as I did for my first easel card. The dp is also the same - from Sassafraslass. I simply flipped it over and used the striped side.  This already gave my card a more CAS look, so I kind of got the idea at that point. I tied the dp with the rest of my red dotted ribbon.  Instead of a doily like I used in the last card, I used a larger Spellbinder's Scalloped Oval cut from plain white cardstock. I stamped the lovely swirly butterfly on red mulberry paper again with CTMH White Dasiy ink, which I heat embossed with white embossing powder. This time I painted the edge with blue acrylic paint.  I used the same white ink and ep with the "Thank you for being my friend" sentiment. I think you'll notice that I do lots of heat embossing. It has to be my favorite technique - I love the look it gives!
The verse from Corinthians was stamped on a piece of cardstock from my stash with Brilliance Mediterranean Blue ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder - of course! : ) I painted the cardstock with blue acrylic paint first, btw. So their is plenty of red, white and blue!  Here is a closeup of the inside:

I added a piece of the dp (turned in the other direction) to the bottom half of the inside before adhering the cardstock verse. Finally, I had to add a few pearls! That is as CAS as I can get! lol

I am entering this in the following challenges:

ODBD Shining the Light Challenge - red, white and blue
Pile It On - favorite technique

If any of the above links don't work for any reason, they are all in my sidebar. I hope you enjoyed my CAS CASE card! Thanks so much for stopping by.


Cindy2 said...

Love your butterfly image - nicely done. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the MSL 'summer flowers' challenge and we hope to see you again real soon.

Chris said...

very pretty card, thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.