Thursday, August 20, 2009
CAS DT Layout Challenge
Here's a little card I made for the CAS DT challenge. Jen invited former DT members to participate in the challenge, and I couldn't resist because the three challenges are so, well, COOL. I'll post several more cards that I made later, but let's start with the sketch challenge, which is based on this gorgeous card by Kerri Michaud.
My card started with that circle stamp from Hero Arts, which I have found really hard to work with. The sketch sort of lent itself to using it, though, so I gave it another try. I stamped the circle in Aquatic Splash Versamagic ink on a 4.25-inch square card. Note how the flourish placement meant reversing the sketch. I then added the sentiment from PTI's Friends 'til the End, stamping the word friends in Versacolor turquoise. Then I added the white ribbon because I didn't have turquoise in the right shade and really liked the white-on-white anyway. I punched the butterflies, added the rhinestones, and attached them to the card.
The whole thing looked off to me...too top-heavy. I decided to scallop the bottom edge and back it with some PTI cardstock that matched the circle, but that looked weird, sort of like I underlined the card or something. Awkward! So I cut a white strip, which balanced so much better with the ribbon, and called it good.
When I finished, I realized I'd put more on this card than is usual for me. But the monochromatic scheme and the white-on-white freshness keep it CAS.
If you haven't yet submitted some cards to the CAS Design Team challenge and think you would like to, please GO FOR IT!!!! I really enjoyed my three months on the team and grew as a stamper because of it. Even if you don't make the team this time, it'll be good practice for next time, and the challenges Jen came up with are totally fun. You've got nothing to lose!