Saturday, June 02, 2012

Long Live the Queen!

Today I made a card for several challenges ... first of all "Less Is More" - color challenge - red, white and blue to honor Queen Elizabeth's 60 years on the throne!  She is amazing!!

This card also fits for SCS "Free For All" Challenge (F4A119 - congrats or grad card without a cap, diploma or owl!).

And ... "CAS-ual Fridays" Challenge (CFC55 - add some bling!).  Whew!  I can't believe I hit all three challenges with the one CAS card!

"Congratulations"


Stamps:  Love & Laughter (SU!)
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point polka-dot DP, Real Red striped DP (SU!)
Ink:  Pacific Point
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Square Lattice embossing folder (Sizzix), three mini red gemstones, glue, and sticky strips



I cut the DP's into strips (Pacific Point - 1 3/4"; Real Red - 1", Whisper White - 3/4").  I ran the white strip through my Big Shot with the Square Lattice embossing folder.  I cut the "V" on the ends of the strips and then dry-fit them to see where I should stamp my sentiment.  I removed the strips, stamped the sentiment and then added the three mini red gemstones with glue.  I adhered the strips using sticky strips.  Quick and easy card!


22 comments:

Kathy W said...

This is a great CAS card! Thanks for sharing; I love the pattern and texture.

Mynnette said...

THIS IS FABULOUS!!! LOVE the different pennants--and a PERFECT CAS card! Just the right amount of bling! :)

Anonymous said...

Perfect, balanced and I just love the whole idea of it!

Nancy said...

Wow....CAS, yet so creative and colorful. LOVE it all. Congratulations is definitely in order for you wonderful Queen Elizabeth. What an amazing lady. TFS

Susan said...

What a great idea to make a card with Queen Elizabeth in mind!! And what a fabulous card it is! I love the combination of dots, stripes, and texture!

Deanna said...

AWESOME CAS card! love the textures and perfect for the occasion:)

Scrapmate said...

A brilliant CAS card.

Chrissie said...

It's a fabulous card too Loll!
Thanks so much for joining us!
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Pia S said...

What a superb CAS design! I love the different textures and patterns of your papers!

Kathyk said...

Smashing idea - also a great way to use up scraps

Kathyk

Mandi said...

Terrific card Loll
I often play around with bits of paper and often they look great!
Thank you very much
mandi
"Less is more"

GinaA said...

very smart, great embossing on the white, and the bling is a great finishing touch.

Victoria said...

These banners are just fantastic! Love the embossing.

Suze Bain said...

Love the different textures on the banners. A super card. xx

Karen said...

Absolutely brilliant Lol - such a great idea.

Stephanie Washburn said...

Great card! LOVE how you layered those banner pieces- so fun! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! ;)

Gayatri Murali said...

Great patriotic colours and gorgeous design. Love it. Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Friday Challenge Blog.

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous designing Loll! love it!

lin_ka1 said...

full of elegance and restraint. Ideally completed your challenge

Susan said...

Love your card! I love the different banners...so pretty!

Debby said...

Fab banners! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week :)

Susie said...

Three cheers for the Queen! I actually remember seeing Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in Vancouver in 1959. I still have the press release in my scrapbook. This is a beautiful CAS Loll. Fit for a Queen!