Monday, May 7, 2012

Deconstructed Birthday Card for CASual Friday, Simon and Love My Tapes

I've been wanting to try our both the Deconstructed Sketches and Simon Says Stamp Challenges for a while now, and this week provided a perfect storm of challenges for me.  The challenges at Simon Says Stamp, CAS-ual Friday, and Love my Tapes are all birthday related, and you can see the Deconstructed sketch above.  Here's my take on the sketch:

When I saw the sketch, I immediately thought of candles, but I wasn't quite sure what to use for them.  I considered paper and washi tape, but when I saw this ribbon (which came in an Express the Moment bulk ribbon sale bundle) I was sold.  The ribbon is 1/2" wide, so I cut pieces of cardstock 3/8" to adhere the ribbon to and so I could just fold the top and bottom over to get a finished look.

The flames as well as the bracket/oval/letters were all cut with the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.  The flames are actually a leaf shape.  I cut them from Buttercup cardstock and then used my blending pen with Honey and Goldrush ink to add shading.

Normally, when I think of CAS, I think it's got to be a white card, but I really wanted to amp up the color on this card, so I used that great turquoise cardstock.  I love how saturated the colors on the card are.  What do you think?  Still CAS?  I'm kind of on the fence, but I'm gonna link it up at CAS-ual Friday's and see what they think.

I know I promised another layout, and it's coming.  Tune in tomorrow to see it.  Have a great night!

Supplies Used
Cardstock:  CTMH - White Daisy, Black, Buttercup; CM - Turqouise
Ink:  Honey, Goldrush
Other:  Ribbon from Express the Moment bulk bundle; CTMH - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge, Blending Pen, Bonding Memories Adhesive; 3L - Small Dodz, Black adhesive foam; Tombow adhesive runner


  1. This is BEAUTIFUL! I loveeeeeeeeee the candles!!

  2. These bright colours are so festive! And I love the "HB2U" sentiment. Cute.

  3. Your use of ribbon is brilliant, and I absolutely love the saturated colors. I think this is a perfect CAS card, so cool and graphic.

  4. The bright colors are crisp and stunning!Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  5. So creative with those candles! So glad you could join us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. So creative! Your card is really cute. Thanks for playing along with the Birthday Challenge over at Love My Tapes!