Tuesday, July 20, 2010

CAS76 Ravengirl Sketch

In this week's CAS76 Challenge, Jen and Denise asked us to use a card by Toni (ravengirl) for our inspiration. What a pretty inspiration piece!

For my card, I used the Fiskar's wave border punch and a Martha Stewart sand dollar punch for an ocean theme. I just love cool caribbean, sahara sand, and white together, and I really wanted to go to the beach yesterday. I needed sun and sand and the relaxing sound of the waves. Sadly, I live in a land-locked state, so the beach might as well be on the moon. But making this card definitely soothed me, so I've got that going for me.


How-To Tips: To make the sand dollar, I punched it out of sahara sand cardstock. Then I punched a 1" circle and smeared it with a glue pen, added Doodlebug white glitter, and let it dry. To adhere it to the sand dollar, I put small glue dots on the back of the sand dollar, then stuck it down on the glittery circle.

Supplies
stamps: PTI Round and Round
ink: sahara sand, cool caribbean
paper: PTI white, SU cool caribbean and sahara sand
accessories: Fiskars and Martha Stewart punches, dimensionals

20 comments:

  1. So, I already said so on SCS, but I really, really love this color combo! Very cool. The glitter is great, too.

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  2. What a pretty, peaceful card, and you're so clever to bling up the sand dollar. And the sentiment.......so perfect.

    Thanks.

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  3. The wave border just at the top and the subtle glitter of the sand dollar are a perfect combination. Terrific take on the sketch.

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  4. Lovely card - everything works so well on it. Love the tip about the sand dollar, even though I don't own that punch.

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  5. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic. Now I need both of these punches!

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  6. I love this color combination, and the card is so pretty. I want to go to the beach. I think a trip to Coney Island may be on the weekend agenda.

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  7. Good Morning Karen,
    I really like the use of blue and the big wave is very effective in conveying your message.
    You go 'Martha Stewart girl' :)

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  8. What a great card - the colors/layout and so soothing and the pop of glittery bling is perfection!

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  9. Thanks again Susan... you always use things that I haven't bought because I think, "gosh, I don't think I would be able to use that well.." - and then I see your cards and have to go get them! :) My wishlist keeps getting longer! (And if you had about three hours, you could always drive up to Maumee Bay State Park on Lake Erie... you could swim in the pool while listening to the waves on the shore instead of getting in Icky Erie!)

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  10. I love the "interest" the wave border adds to this simple card, just GREAT!!

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  11. What a perfect peaceful card! Makes me want to stroll a beach this minute, searching for sand dollars. Thanks for the tip on how you did the sand dollar.

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  12. Gorgeously wonderful!!! LOVE that sand dollar----now I must search the aisles of Mike's for THAT one! Love the glitter behind it. Amazing what just a little bling will do for a CAS card....I love it!~

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  13. Fantastic design and love the glittery shell!

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  14. Now I need those punches! Your card is so summery.

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  15. CAS gorgeousness! Love it!

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  16. Beautiful.
    I love those two punches and the colours you chose. Hardly a day goes by when I don't want to go to the beach but Ontario is a little short on beaches. (the real ocean ones that is!)

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  17. As said above, this is such a peaceful-looking card. Love it! And glitter is nicer than sand any day! :P
    WV: copyr Hmmm. Are you saying I CASE you too much? :D

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  18. fabulous card. I love beachy. I hv ordered some of those punches.. of the sand dollar and sea horse fr etsy.. and hv bought the sea horse punch .. now I'm looking for the sand dollar one at a good price!
    BEAUTIFUL!

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