Friday, September 9, 2011

CAS for a Dear Friend

I don't do CAS! It scares me to try... I am afraid of failure. LOL!

I love CAS! Others do it and I think it is gorgeous! When I try, it looks plain and boring. UGH!

So when Gael challenged us to make CAS cards for the August Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards theme, I was petrified! What to do? What to do??? If my memory is correct, she instructed us to use no more than 2 layers (and the base counted as a layer) and 1 embellishment (not one type of embellishment, but ONE EMBELLISHMENT)! Me-oh-my!!!

I spent some time searching the web, looking for ideas... and I happened upon a card that had cut the image apart into a mosaic kind of configuration. Hmmmmmmmm... could I do that? I decided to give it a try.

Here is what I came up with:

It's the first CAS card I've ever made that I didn't totally hate, so that's an improvement.

Here's a close up of the image:

I do love the image I used! And I really like the colors, too. If Gael had allowed a few more layers, I would have put a dark piece of cardstock under the three pieces of the image (to anchor them). But she didn't, so I went with the ivory base.

Gael is a dear friend, so I used the Dear Friend sentiment from the stamp set. I hope my dear friend likes my CAS card!

Image & Sentiment: Stampin' UP! Bella Blossoms
Ink: Stampin' UP! Cherry Cobbler and Peach Parfait and Versamark
Embossing Powder: Stampin' UP! Clear
Cardstock: Gina K Ivory
Embellishment: Darice Pearl


Unknown said...

Hi Jeanette, I just love this effect of cutting apart the image!! Wow hun what a lovely card!! Hugs, Frea

Barb said...

Love this card--I really like the three panels and the image is perfect for it!

dweatter said...

This is perfect!!! I love it!! You did CAS just wonderfully!

:: BlueInks :: said...

I think that you did a great job. I really like the hues and how you made the separate panels from the image. CAS baby!

Judy McMullen said...

Wow! Absolutely gorgeous CAS card, Jeanette! Love how you colored the image!! Terrific triptych!!! Would love to see one of these in my mailbox.;)

Mary Giles said...

Jeanette This is just gorgeous!!! I love the three panels and the sponging is just gorgeous. I'm with Judy, I would be peachy to see one of these in person.

Carol W said...

Oh wow Jeanette...this is so pretty and so well done.....great job my friend....♥

April said...

So pretty, and artistic! I adore the look you achieved with the panels!