Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Blast From the Past Blog Hop #10 from Taylored Expressions - CAS challenge
Every month, Taylor hosts a Blast from the Past Challenge customer blog hop, where we all get to play with previously released stamp sets from Taylored Expressions. This month's blog hop's theme is to go CAS (Clean And Simple) and I think these are the most difficult kind of cards for me - who knew that a CAS card could be extremely difficult?! Well, it was also hard because I wanted to make some sympathy cards for my DH's family - its hard to make a sympathy card to begin with - but it was much more difficult to create this set of sympathy cards for my DH's family. His godfather passed away this weekend - and it is hard to believe - I always felt like he could live forever. I created this set of cards using the sketch provided for this month's April Blast from the Past and using the absolutely beautiful stamp sets Summer Afternoon and Care & Comfort.
I kept everything very simple - I hope this still counts as CAS (?) I layered the butterflies from the Butterflies die trio (from Taylored Expressions) using some of the new MME papers and adding a pearl to the center and ribbon to the side and embossed the the beautiful poppies silhouette with some StarDust EP. The image panel was then cut out with the wonky rectangle nestie and then matted again with a pinecone bazzil paper. The sentiment was cut with the Nested pennant flag and before I adhered it to the kraft cardstock after scoring and sponging it.
Stamps: Taylored Expressions: Summer Afternoon and : Care & Comfort.
Papers" MME Stella Rose, kraft, Bazzil brown and Choice White cardstpcl
Inks: Chalkbox Aquamarine stamp set
Accessories: Butterfly trio dies from Taylored Expressions, wonky rectangle nestie, pearls from Want2Scrap, nestabilities, button from stash, Baker's twine, Spellbinders' Label Tao trio.
It was hard to make these cards - and its going to be even harder to write the inside -but I feel so happy that I was able to create this for my family - something from our hearts during this difficult time.
Please check out all the wonderful artists who have participated in this customer blog hop! One random hopper will receive a FREE Taylored Expressions stamp set of their choice and another will be featured in the TE newsletter! And stay tuned to Taylor's blog to see when you can sign up for the next one!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!