Tuesday, May 20, 2014

CAS Thank You


Hi everyone.  Today I'm making a set of thank you cards for my hubby to send out.  I love the simplicity of this card! ... and the colors, coral and olive, they just pop against all the white space. :)  I cut my own stems and leaves after seeing it done by Bridget (Bridget's Paper Blessings).  She is so creatively talented, check out her blog ... you'll be glad you did!

The tulips are a four part die (three petals and a stem), but I didn't like the stem because it was too short, so cutting my own was much better.  I used all three petals on the large tulip and two on the other.  I added a little bit of shading around the petals for interest, and then shaped them with my stylus and mat to add dimension.  A simple 'thank you' stamp finishes this CAS card.  It's from a set that I've had for a while, but not inked yet ... actually there are several of those in my studio, with more in the mail, heading my way right now :)

This card works for a few challenges:  CAS-ology (#96 - Flower),  and ATS&M (#96 - Anything Goes),  and Paper Players (#196 - CAS Floral).  This is also my third entry into Less Is More (#172 - Flowers).  Looks like lots of challenges in blogland for floral cards right now :)







Stamps:  Lots of Thanks (Simon Says Stamp)
Paper:  110 lb. White (Neenah); Calypso Coral, Old Olive (SU!)
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Old Olive (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Big Shot, Tulip die (C.C. Designs), sponges, stylus and mat, crystal effects, dimensionals, stamp press (Fiskars)



Challenges:
CAS-ology #96 - Flower
ATS&M #96 - Anything Goes
Paper Players #196 - CAS Floral
Less Is More #172 - Flowers

36 comments:

Joan B said...

ooh, love this

Susan said...

Great tulips - and wonderful free-hand cutting for the leaves!

Harriet Skelly said...

The tulips are so beautiful Loll - love how you did the leaves!

Becky said...

What a lovely CAS card. Those tulips are so pretty.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, love it, love it, love it, Loll!!! Your tulips are beautiful!!

Greetings from SA and have a nice day!!

Karen B said...

What dimension you've created Loll. The tulips are lovely and look great with your hand cut stems and leaves.

Karen x

Anita in France said...

Such beautiful tulips, Loll ... gorgeous colours and such wonderful dimension! Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

ROCKED this LOLL!!!!!! Divine hues, wonderful dimension, WOW is all I can say!


Oh, and
Thanks for join us at CASology!

Barb Ghig said...

Holy Cow...this is really GORGEOUS, Loll! Your tulips are so beautiful...I want to reach out and touch them, and your stems are fabulous! Good for you to create them on your own...they're perfect! Your CAS design is spot on, too...You've really out-done yourself on this one!
Thanks so much for the link to Bridget's blog :-)

sandie said...

CAS perfection Loll. The colour of the tulips really pop. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Lee-Anne said...

Simplicity at it's finest, Loll! The dimension you achieved is fabulous!

Brenda said...

Wow! This card is stunning Loll! I am so loving those tulips and how you did the stem and leaves. I too love the simplicity of this card, the colors are just beautiful and really pop on the white. You make the prettiest cards Loll. Hugs

shirley-bee said...

Perfectly CAS, Loll, and I love those two colours!

lililindsay said...

A fabulous card. The dimension of the flowers make it extra special.

Julia Aston said...

Your tulips are just stunning in their simplicity Loll! LOVE them!

Helen J said...

Simply stunning!

Jaydee said...

Loll, I am obsessed with your leaves and stems! What a great job you did. I need to go check out that link. I love the tulips on the white background. Beautifully done, my friend.
Hugs
Jayde

Florence said...

Hi Loll, Beautiful card. Simple but so effective.
Flo x

Cathy said...

Wow! This is stunning Loll, love everything about it, Cathy x

Kathryn said...

Beautiful!!!! TFS

stempelomi said...

I love tulips...your card is so elegant!

Jan Ltc said...

Simple elegance Loli xx Jan

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is a superb card. Stylish, simple, elegant and CAS. Perfect.
Thanks for sharing
Sarah
Less is More

Bonnie said...

Oh, my, what a beautiful sight this morning! Love your tulips!

Sandy said...

Oh Loll - how utterly gorgeous!!
Sandy xx

Meghan said...

Loll, this is stunning! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Jenni's Jems said...

Simply beautiful! x

Chrissie said...

This is yet another beauty Loll, those tulips look amazing!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Anne said...

Loll this is stunning, love it!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer

Linda said...

This is simply beautiful .... CAS at it's best. xx

Judy1223 said...

Loll, it was hard to start typing because then I had to look away from your card! Such dimension, I want to pick those tulips up and touch them! Gorgeous colors and shading, great hand-made stems. So glad you joined us at CASology!

Anonymous said...

Wow Loll! Everything about this card is CAS perfection - colours, layout, dimension - WOW (again)!! BTW - your freehand leaf cutting is amazing!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my!! Your card is a stunner! Perfect CAS yet fabulous! If I were you, I would frame this card on the wall. Way to go, Loll! Thanks so much for playing with us at CASology. May

Deepti said...

These tulips are so life like :) loved ur card when I saw it on the winning post, sorry, I missed it earlier :) Congratulations on ur HM :)

Cornelia W said...

Congrats on your shout out at CASology- fabulous card!

Deborah Frings said...

Perfectly clean and simple, Absolutely lovely. Thanks so much for playing along with Addicted to Stamps and More!