Thursday, July 12, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #61–Let’s Strip!!

Oh My!

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Are you blushing like I am?!  LOL  Well before you report me for being naughty, I’ll let you know that this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge does not involve anyone taking their clothes off, especially me!!  But it DOES involve creating a CLEAN & SIMPLE design and use strips in your design – strips of paper, strips of ribbon, strips of washi tape – whatever strikes your fancy!  Fun, right?!

Freckled Fawn Graphic

This week’s uber fabulous sponsor is Freckled Fawn – the online purveyor of an enormous selection of washi tape, doilies, lace, ribbons, labels, etc.  Like tons of amazingly fun stuff!!  Freckled Fawn has also provided a fabulous prize for this week’s TGIF Winner, but you’ll have to click on through to the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog to see what it is!  Thank you, Freckled Fawn!

CFC61 - Red White & Blue Friend

I designed my card for this challenge a few weeks back, and sort of miscalculated the timing.  I thought it was going to be a little closer to the Fourth of July than it actually was.  Sorry about that!  But this could be recreated in a different color scheme and be a super fun congratulations or celebrate card, don’t you think?  And who doesn’t need a true blue friend any day of the week?  That’s my story, and I’m stickin’ to it!  LOL  I die cut the stars several times, and layered them on top of each other to create a chipboard of sorts.  I then adhered the strips of washi tape on the card base and stamped the sentiment.  Then I adhered the stars to the card front with foam tape, and layered the washi tape on the stars, making sure to match the patterns already on the card base.  Isn’t it a fun effect?  This would be so fun to do with other die cut shapes – like hearts, or circles or hexagons – ohhhhh!!  I’m so gonna try this with hexagons!!

PRODUCTS USED:

STAMPS:  Let Freedom Ring (PTI)
INK:  Cobalt (A Muse Studio)
PAPER:  Solar White CS (Neenah Classic Crest)
OTHER: 
Red & White Stripe and Blue & White Stars Washi Tape (Freckled Fawn), Stars Dies (Clear & Simple Stamps), Gems (Doodlebug Designs)

 

Well, that’s it for me today, kids!!  We have a huge family celebration in the works this weekend – my dad turns 75 on Sunday!!  That’s huge, right?!!  So we’ve planned a big family dinner for that very special occasion.  It should be loads of fun!!  Oh, and we finally got summer here in Washington – WOOHOO!!  Hope you have some equally special plans for your weekend!  Thanks so much for stopping by!!

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18 comments:

Michele Gross said...

You're so funny! Love your intro :) And I love that star spangled card. Awesome :D

~amy~ said...

Super fun!!!!! Happy Birthday to your dad!!!

Virginia L. said...

You write the BEST intro for this challenge...and you also NAILED the challenge! How awesome is that!? Well, you are ROCK STAAAARRR, that's why :)

Nina Yang said...

You are so funny Karolyn! You nailed the challenge!

Quip1320 said...

Happy birthday to your dad! I LOVE this card idea! It turned out great!

Marybeth said...

Love your card... Yes, we could all use a good red white and blue friend :) love the way you did the stars & stripes. Happy 75th to your dad. My sister lives in Washington also ....she said the exact thing woo hoo we have sun.

Lynn said...

Ha...yes my hubby would like the title of this challenge, but I'm not sure anyone else would :)!!!

Love, love, love how you created such subtle but stunning layers with the stars!

Angela said...

Brilliant interpretation, Karolyn! I love it.

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love this card...your fabulous design is almost like an optical illusion, giving it depth and uber interest. Well done!

Carole said...

Super stars and stripes card;) Perfect for any proud American.
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Marlena M. said...

Happy Birthday to your Dad Karolyn~that's awesome! Your card is pretty awesome too. ;)

Kimberly said...

Karolyn - I really love the effect you created with the tape running across the raised stars. Awesome! And the sentiment is perfect! Have a great weekend!

Jenny said...

I love how those stars line up in the patterned washi tape :0)
Jenny x

Jill Coleman said...

Karolyn - your card is "all kinds of cute!" Just love how you blended and popped the stars all at the same time!!

Jill Coleman

Christina said...

This is amazing, Karolyn! Those tapes are lined up so perfectly, and the design is incredibly eye-catching. Love the little gems you added, too!

Tracey McNeely said...

Karen that is fantastic the way you stamped the stars as well as the background. Cool card.

Lisa Kind said...

This is simply gorgeous! I love anything with our stars and stripes! What a great technique! I love the idea of using hexagons! I might try that myself! :-)

Sarah C said...

This is really amazing!! I love way you put it together to create the 3D design. You've inspired me to experiment :-)