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Monday, April 16, 2012

CAS for The Paper Players

Good Monday Morning Peeps!!
Hope you had a good weekend and are all safe. The weather has been BUMPY lately,  in our area we were LUCKY to not have any major or severe storms. Lots or rain and or course thunderstorms and some hail, and flooding, but no tornadoes. Others here in the Midwest were not as fortunate, my heart goes out to all that has sustained loses. 

Today I am sharing a card I made using the challenge on  The Paper Players Blog this week.
The challenge is a Clean and Simple (CAS) with a twist. Create a Clean and Simple project using watercoloring! 
Well, you all know I LOVE to watercolor, and you also know that I have a bit of a struggle with Clean & Simple. But heck, I am up for a challenge. Since Stampin Up released their retiring list yesterday I decide to use a "retiring" set. This one is called "Every Moment". It is a favorite of mine, even tho it has not gotten much love lately, I am very fond of this daisy!
I stamped the daisy onto some Confetti card stock with black stazon and colored with my daffodil delight ink pad and a bit of crushed curry too. The center is colored with soft suede and some early espresso. I added the dots in with my black marker. The stem is a bit of old olive. Very easy peasy on this daisy!

The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and then I cut out with the Labels Framelits die.
The base of the card is Daffodil Delight and then a layer of Confetti card stock that I embossed with the stripes EF. I then added some daffodil delight seam binding ribbon and tied a bow.
I cut another label with daffodil and embossed this with the square lattice EF.
Each layer of the labels is put on with dimesionals, and the gold pearls are non SU.

Well, that is it, a CAS and easily mailable card.
 Be sure and check out the retirement list posted on my sidebar and let me know if you need anything before it is gone!! Alot of retiring stamp sets, some I am sorry to see go, but I am sure there will be some equally fun and beautiful sets coming up in the new catalog, I am excited for that!!
Leave me a comment and let me know if you like this CAS card or do you prefer my more "fussy' cards?
Thanks for stopping by today and 




Terri Orr said...

Beautiful card! Love all the texture you have going on, and the daisy is perfect!

Gisela said...

Love the daisy and the yellow you used, pretty card.

Roxi's Reasons... said...

Daisys are a favorite of mine . I love the simpleness of
this card and also love and appreciate all you do in your more involved cards.

Bonnie said...

This doesn't look like you struggled at all! It's beautiful and put a smile on my face!

Wendy said...

You know I am a big fan of all your cards and this one is NO exception! Love your watercoloring and will always appreciate you teaching me how to watercolor! Such a pretty and oh so springy card, my friend! I love it! :)

cookies4me said...

Beautiful, Vicki! Love your yellow! So pretty!!! I find CAS hard too. Think it takes me longer to make a cas card than it does one with multiple layers! haha!

Butternutsage said...

I love this playful sunny card Vicki! Thanks for inspiring me!

LeAnne said...

Love this! A perfect CAS card...those sunny colors make me smile! Thanks for playing with us at the Paper Players this week!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Beautiful Card. I really love the Daffodil delight! It is so bright and cheery!! Thanks for playing along with Paper Players!!


Lesley said...

Sunny and beautiful Vicki! I love the striped background. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Lynda said...

Bright and cheery card Vicki. Not a yellow fan but this one really made me smile. Thanks.

Heidi said...

Very pretty, Vicki! I love the single daisy and your watercoloring is soft. Love the striped background and the Daffodil bow. So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players!

jaydee said...

Another gorgeous card, Vicki. I love the beautiful, bright spring colors you used and your coloring is wonderful So glad you joined the Paper Players again this week

Anne Marie Hile said...

Vicki...I love this!! So bright and cheerful! The mix of texture is awesome. You know what a fan I am of yours! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

Juliette said...

Vicki, love your CAS cards!!!!

Juliette said...

Vici, love your CAS cards!

Judi said...

Love this card. Has "enough" of everything. Perfect!