Thursday, July 19, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #62–Back In Black!!



Did you think I’d fallen off the face of the earth?!!  It’s been a very busy week here at our house.  We’ve been doing the Gramma and Grampa thing while our kids are camping.  OH EM GEE!!  It’s been fun, but very, very tiring!  Needless to say, there are a few things that are being neglected while we give our undivided attention to our infant grandson, and that’s just a-okay with me!!  How often will we get the chance to snuggle and smooch on that little bug without the interference of anyone else?  Not very often, right?!  So needless to say, my little bloggo has been very quiet.


BUT I’m popping in between feedings to share this week’s CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, which is a super fun one!!  Your challenge is to:  Create a CLEAN & SIMPLE project to include a BLACK card base!  Black is such a dramatic color, and looks sooo cool combined with most colors, especially bright and bold colors!  Don’t you agree?!

Lil Inker Designs Graphic

Our out-of-this-world amazing sponsor this week is Lil Inker Designs – an online company that carries some of the CA-YUTEST dies and stamps that you ever did see!!  I happen to own the Rainbows and Clouds dies and stamps, and adore using them as often as I can.  Lil Inker Designs 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, Lil Inker Designs!!

CFC62 - Let Your Light Shine

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew what I wanted to do!  I adore stamping inside the negative of a die cut as a bold effect.  I’ve had this Chandeliers Hero Arts stamp and die set for quite a while, and knew that it would be perfect for this challenge!  I die cut the chandelier/bird image out of the card front, debossed the panel with a linen impression plate, threaded silver cording through the die cut negative, and stamped the sentiment in VersaMark and heat embossed it with silver embossing powder.  I then stamped the chandelier and bird on the black card base, through the die cut negative, using VersaMark, and then heat embossed them with turquoise and orange embossing powder.  I tied a turquoise ribbon at the bottom, added some bling to the chandelier lights, and then adhered the card front to the card base with foam tape.


STAMPS:  Chandeliers (Hero Arts/Sizzix), Lighten Up Sentiments (PTI)
INK:  VersaMark (Tsukineko)
PAPER:  Black Licorice (French Poptone)
OTHER:  Chandelier Die (Hero Arts/Sizzix), Rhinestones (Stampin’ Up!), Apricot, Aqua and Silver Embossing Powder (Zing/American Crafts), Hawaiian Shores Ribbon (PTI), Linen Impression Plate (PTI), Silver Cord (A Muse Studio)


Well kids, it’s time to go feed or change or burp or play with or rock a very sweet little baby . . . catch ya on the flip side, peeps!!  Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Have a great weekend!



Lynn said...

Oh how sweet...I'm sure your grandson is loving all the spoiling! Love the gorgeous bursts of color against the black!

Kara Lynne said...

Your die cut and stamp idea is so creative and gorgeous! Great colors and love that little bling.

Kara Lynne said...

Your die cut and stamp idea is so creative and gorgeous! Great colors and love that little bling.

Jackie Rockwell said...

This is so striking and unique Karolyn! Love the little blue bird sitting on the chandelier.

Miriam Prantner said...

The turquoise and orange with the black just looks fantastic!

JJ Bolton said...

Wow, what a striking card! I love the reverse cut! And I love how the stamped images really fit perfectly inside the cuts! Beautiful!

Virginia L. said...

Enjoy your special time with your grandson! I ADORE your choice of colors and choice of stamps/die cut for this gorgeous card!! You rock ( I am sure that you know that already!)!

Diane said...

Wow, this is awesome, likes like a fun technique, and glad I read the post..I might have to try this one!! Have fun with the grandkids, we have 5 on vacation with us next week...6 to 18, an interesting range of ages...yikes!!

Terri said...

Amazing card, my friend. Love everything about this...the colors are yummy together. You are still my card making rock star!

Miss ya much~