OMG, this week's CAS challenge totally inspired me. I've already made four cards, and it's only 7:00 Monday morning! Needless to say, I didn't get a lot of sleep last night. [For those who are new to the CAS challenges at SCS, new challenges are posted late Sunday night. Come play with us!]
Today, I'm posting my favorite of last night's creative binge. It's a totally wow card for me...an unusual design, sort of modern and graphic, and yet soft, incredibly fast, and with just a bit of bling.
First of all, this was intended to be a one-layer card, but I stamped the sentiment crooked, even using a stamp positioner. I'm a dork, but in this case, it was fortuitous. The original design looked odd because the card was too tall for the Hero Arts curvy shadow stamp. Cutting it out and mounting it white-on-white was the perfect fix to make the card balanced.
FYI, I did test it on a cool caribbean card base, but it looked much more "LateBlossom" on white. At this rate, it's gonna take me the rest of my life to use all the colored cardstock I've collected.
I'm not complaining. Just making an observation.
Anyway, my thoughts on this unusual card. The sentiment implies growth, upward movement, and the curve that gets bigger as it goes up reinforces that. The colors are soft and dreamy (Versamagic sea breeze and persimmon), as is the font combination of the sentiment. The two gemstones are actually a bit paler in real life. They help move the eye up the card and give a sense of completeness that was missing in the design before I added them.
Not bad for 1:00 in the morning, eh?
stamps: SU HAppy Harmony, Hero Arts curvy shadow stamp
ink: VersaMagic sea breeze, persimmon
paper: PTI white
accessories: dimensionals, gemstones (Hero Arts)