Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Blast From the Past Blog Hop #10 from Taylored Expressions - CAS challenge


Hi Everyone!

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.
Card Ingredients:
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 nestiepearls 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!
Hugs,
Sankari




33 comments:

CraftyEngineer said...

beautiful cards, Sankari!

Karen Giron said...

Oh my! You can do clean and simple too??? This is gorgeous! Amazing! LOVE it!

CraftyEngineer said...

Beautiful cards, Sankari!

Bonnie aka raduse said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors you chose. The blue really reaches out and is so comforting too.

Radha said...

Sending Love... and so much {heart}

Cassie said...

These are beautiful, Sankari. Hard to make, but absolutely beautiful :)

Lea L. said...

This is beautiful! I love the bit of shimmer in the embossed image, and the shapes are fabulous!!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness! Your card is sooo pretty! I love the embossing, butterfly and the color choices. Very nice!

Natalie said...

I LOVE this!! I can't wait to emboss that stamp, it looks fabulous!! Great sketch as always, thank you for the inspiration!!

Joan Ervin said...

How pretty...the scored background is fabulous and I love those sparkly little flowers!!!!

Kathi said...

My condolences to you and your family.

Your card is lovely. The color combination is wonderful and all the detailed touches keep it clean and understated.

wendy said...

very pretty card !

FibreJunky said...

You made an absolutely beautiful sympathy card. I'm so very sorry that you had to, though. My heart goes out to your husband and family. Hugs to all of you.

Wanda G (stampcat) said...

GORGEOUS cards Sankari. Love the colors you chose and the butterfly is perfect. I used your sketch today too and it's going to be a favorite for my CAS cards. Have a great day.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

LOVE these Sankari!! The colors and layouts are SO stunning on these!! LOVE the embossed flowers and all the texture!!

Harriet Skelly said...

This is beautiful - I love this color combination!

Karli said...

beautiful CAS cards Sankari :) I know what you mean... CAS = Kryptonite for me! Hee! I love how you addded the scoring in the background. So sorry for your hubby's loss :( Big Hugs~

Jenn K said...

What a wonderful card!! So sorry for your loss.

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Well now this is just the prettiest thing I've seen as an amazing CAS card-WOW! GORGEOUS!!!!

Jess Willison said...

Beautiful card Sankari. So sorry to hear of your family's loss.

Danni said...

These are gorgeous!

Crafty Math Chick said...

Oooh! I like your use of that wonky rectangle shape and the glittery flowers, pretty Sankari!
~Meredith

Tracy said...

Sankari I loved this sketch!!! But I love your card even more!! Soooo beautiful!! I recently picked up these wonky rectangle dies & I love them too.

shawnte said...

wow, this is so BEAUTIFUL, absolutely lovely. i love the brown and blue color combination, and the glitter on the flowers.

Julia Aston said...

Love the colors you used Sankari and the fun wonky nesties - the shimmer on the flowers is super!

Purrfect Paper Creations said...

Sankari--this is just beautiful! I love the colors, the ribbon, and the butterfly is just perfect!

Chris L.

Michelle Single said...

You should do CAS more often!!! Those are fabulous!

Miss Magoo said...

Sankari - reading your blog always leaves me inspired. This post is no exception. It is just beautiful! Thanks you so much for sharing your talent everyday :-)

ellabella said...

Oh this is so beautiful and so creative! I love the little butterflies. The design work on your card is outstanding.
Big Hugs Janine

Niema said...

Nice card. Very nice.

Luanne said...

This is so beautiful. I love the softness of it, what a special Sympathy card. Love it!

Bloomin Rose said...

drop dead gorgeous card!

Taylor said...

OMGosh... you did clean and simple and you did it so beautifully!