Wednesday, March 21, 2012

CAS-ual Fridays 1-2-3 Challenge with CSS

This week's challenge at CAS-ual Fridays is a 1-2-3 challenge: create a project using a pattern, an image, and a sentiment. Clear and Simple Stamps is the sponsor. I recently won their Love Cupid set and wanted to ink it up and play along.

I stamped the cupid (which has a pattern on it, but I didn't know if you could double count something, so I'm also using a patterned paper), and then used my paper trimmer to cut from the top and bottom just down to the image. Using my cutting knife, I then did the delicate trimming around the cupid image...LOVE my cutting knife, gives me a ton of control and the confidence to cut out even the tiniest areas (like the inside parts of the bow) without worrying about slipping.

The sentiment/frame are also from the Love Cupid set. That piece I just cut using my CTMH scissors which are also great for precision cutting.

Once I had those pieces completed, the card came together very quickly. I was originally going to put the cocoa and white pieces right up against each other, but when I was assembling it, I liked seeing that bit of the patterned paper peeking through, so adjusted the design a little.

Thanks for stopping by, hope your week is going well!

Supplies Used
Paper/Cardstock: American Crafts Hollyday Whiskers paper; CTMH - Cocoa and White Daisy cardstock
Stamps: Clear and Simple Stamps Love Cupid
Ink: CTMH Cocoa
Other: CTMH - Cutting Knife, Scissors, Bonding Memories Adhesive


  1. Great card! The pattern on your cupid would have counted, just for future :) Feel free to get creative with the elements :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  2. What a neat design! Very nice card!

  3. Aw...Miriam! This card is darling and intricate! Love the image on the cupid (awesome job on cutting). So glad that you play with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  4. LOVE when cards come together quickly! LOVE that image of cupid! I really should play along more with challenges--I just need to find the time:)

    ps...I love that you said you were lazy in your comment on my blog! Made me laugh--only because I'm that way too!!! <3 HUGS!

  5. Miriam, that cupid is amazing! I love the print on it so thank you for sharing where you go it. This card is fabulous!

  6. How cute! Love your color combo here.