Tuesday, January 12, 2010

CAS49, Inspired by Krystie Lee

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CAS49 is Cut It Out! The challenge is to make a card with a cut-out element. The new A Muse release really caught my eye when Krystie Lee started posting her sneak peeks on her blog, especially here and here, and I knew I had to play with her ideas 'cause, you know, she's a genius. Here are the results:








Krystie got all subtly artsy with her coloring, but since I'm not artsy and don't have copics (except red which totally would ruin the soothing vibe here) I left my shells plain and simple. I cut them out with my Cutterbee scissors, which are truly amazing.

The top card's shadow is one-fourth of a whole stamp, which consists of four different sized blocks. I just masked three of the blocks so only the rectangle that best fit the shell was inked. The simple square shadow stamp I used on the other two cards looked weird as the backdrop for the oblong shell.

The two shells and shadow stamps are from Hero Arts, the sentiments are from PTI's Simple Little Things, and the sand dollar has no marks (given to me by a friend). The colors are so softly nautical. I'd love to have a bedroom decorated in these soothing colors!

Supplies

stamps: Hero Arts, Papertrey, unknown

ink: VersaMagic Sea Breeze, SU sahara sand

paper: PTI white

accessories: dimensionals

29 comments:

  1. soft, subtle and very pretty! I love the seashell theme on all of these great cards!

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  2. i love this color scheme!

    i also love my cutterbees, but i love my martha stewart tiny detail scissors (totally got them at wal mart) even more

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  3. Love that color as well. I may have to try this. I have several Hero Arts shadow stamps that I've had for many years and they're are totally neglected. And thanks to you, when I was in Washington, I bought a pair of those scissors. Yeah, they've pretty nice! Beautiful cards, BTW.

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  4. Beautiful cards, as always. Love that you DIDN'T add red, and worked with what you have.

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  5. these are so soothing! wonderful job. i love this HA stamp set and I'm hoping my local Michael's bring it in so I can get my hands on it!!

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  6. Beautiful! Clean and simple at its best. My bedroom is in shades of aqua because it is so soothing and restful.

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  7. Oh so pretty. I love the colors. Time to dig out my shadow stamps. I used to use them a lot before all the dp and layering came out.

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  8. I really want a trip to the beach now! Love the soothing colors and simplicity here.

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  9. Oh rats, I just bought a new pair of Tonic scissors I hoped would help do a better job of cut-outs because I struggle to keep them from looking like cut-outs done in kindergarten. My teacher/sister told me to move the image, not the scissors, as I cut, but still they look choppy because curves don't happen easily with straight scissors. If you have tips, I would so love to hear them. Maybe the right scissors is the key to smooth edges?

    Cut-outs are one of my main defenses against boring cards, mostly because I haven't learned how else to make dimension happen.

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  10. Great samples of how to use solid stamps.

    TFS

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  11. Lovely softness to these cards and great use of HA shadow stamps. I have these as well and never know how to use them!

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  12. These are so soft and beautiful! I am a big Krystie Lee fan myself and cased a card of hers last year. http://msmathey.blogspot.com/2009/06/sympathy-card.html

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  13. Love these simple cards! Gee, I'm going to have to dig out my shadow stamps that I haven't used for years...

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  14. I love that shade of blue and your shells are so pretty!! I love these, Susan!!

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  15. Your cards are simply beautiful. What a great gift set they would make. Love the soft colors.

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  16. Love all of these! My fave is the scallop shell...The color is PERFECT!!!

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  17. They're all perfect...especially love the soothing color palette you've used, and of course your photography skills makes them look even more gorgeous, if that's possible!

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  18. Love these soft, seaside colors and the way you colored a rectangle behind each image.

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  19. it looks like my ensuite on a card! Fabulous.

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  20. oh these are so soft and lovely. ahh imagining I'm on a boat!

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  21. Oh, these are so lovely! Love the pop the images give.

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  22. These are so very, very nice. The colours you chose are restful and crisp and summery all at the same time.

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  23. These are soooo pretty, such a lovely shade of blue and how apt ....sea breeze!!!
    TFS

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  24. Those are great! I really do need to play that challenge!

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