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Monday, May 28, 2012

Clean And Simple with Squigglefly

We're having a Heat wave...
a tropical heatwave...
the temperature's rising, it isn't surprising,
yesterday it set a record in Chicago for the hottest day in history in the month of May!

So, after a quick trip shopping for groceries earlier in the morning, and an even quicker stop at a garage sale (where I found a great easel frame for my cards), I made a beeline for the safety and comfort of my air-conditioned home, and spent a little time in my craft room.

Squigglefly has a new weekly challenge, "to make a CAS (Clean And Simple) card, NO designer papers allowed.  So, I folded my white cardstock, pulled out my heart punch, a few small pieces of leftover colored cardstock and printed up one of the Squigglefly images I received from their "One a Day in May" sales promo.

The image is called "Whimsy Sunflower" by artist Sandy Sommerfield.  I think it is very whimsical, and loved its simplicity and style.  So what better card to make than a CAS card???

I colored my image with Copics, cut out the framed flower and placed it on my virgin card front.  I decided to take ink to my card and hand drew a border like the one framing the sunflower, but leaving it uncolored. 

Still too plain, even for a CAS card.  So I used my heart-shaped mini punch ($1 at Michael's) and punched a few hearts at the bottom, and cut out pieces from my leftovers to let each colr peek thrugh each heart for a rainbow border!

I love how it looks, and is definitely outside my comfort zone.  Usually I can't stand to leave white space on any project!

The inside has a sentiment that reads: "If friends were flowers, I'd pick you"

Now it's your turn to try your hand at a CAS card.  Use a Squigglefly image for your chance to win free digi's!!  If you don't have one yet, click HERE for freebies.  Then post your link at Squigglefly Challenge Blog!!


Stacy H-W said...

Love your project today Pat! And I love that you scored that easel at the garage sale!! lol I love garage sales. I always find the coolest stuff.
Could you email me? I have a question for you. Stacy H-W

Holly said...

sweet card Pat! It's really hot here too. I'm longing for Fall to come back!

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty and what sweet and colorful hearts at the bottom - awesome idea. I have a hard time with a CAS too - I want to keep putting something else on the card!

Anonymous said...

Your card is awesome, Pat! Love the image and your little heart cut-outs! Great job! ;D

bumblebee creations said...

Awesome card! Thank you for joining in our Squigglefly challenge this week.

Linda W. said...

Great idea about the hearts and the rainbow effect. I love the whole card Pat!

Charlene Mitchell said...

Great job Pat! Love the heart border at the bottom and your squiggles look great. Great CAS card even if it is outside your norm. I keep reminding myself that they're 'challenges' and that helps :-)