Hello everyone: I must confess that the challenge for this week at CASology
really had me scratching my head. The Cue Word is CLEAR and it can be interpreted in a lot of ways. So I kind of pondered for a bit not sure if I was going to give this challenge a try.
Well, this morning, I received some Utube videos from Jennifer McGuire and, among them was THIS ONE
, which is exactly the idea I needed to make my card. Here is a picture of it and I will explain how I CASEd it from Jennifer.
First I watched her video, (I love all of her videos, she is just amazing!) and then, I started thinking about how to improvise because I didn't have any of the stuff she used to make her card.
I didn't have the acetate folded cards so, I grabbed a sheet of acetate from a box I bought at Office Depot, that I think I will never finish, cut it to size and fold it in half. Then, since I didn't have the pretty balloons with the greetings I grabbed my Spellbinders circle dies and chose 3 of them to cut the circles from some scrap card stock. Now, the dilemma was the greetings so I went hunting for some stamps that said at least the Happy Birthday and found an old set I think from Penny Black and cut the greeting into 2 words but, I didn't have a "to you" stamp, I looked and looked with no luck until I stumble onto an Avery Elle set that has a cross word puzzle and the entire alphabet plus numbers and that was just perfect.
I stamped the words with Versamark Ink and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. The "to you" words were tricky to stamp but, with the help of the MISTI I was able to place them exactly where they needed to be. Jennifer added some pretty stars with white Stazon ink but I didn't have any so I just added a few Rhine Stones for a bit of bling.
Now, the inside of the card was hard to photograph, in Jennifer's video, she die cuts 9 more balloons to cover the tape she used to attach the ones in front, I did the same but taking a picture was hard because the acetate didn't want to stand up for me so I kind of had to hold it so, forgive my finger and the fact that the picture is a bit blurry but I wanted you to see how there is some space inside to write your greeting.
And this is a picture of the back, also with die cut circles to hide the tape on the inside, I stamped my little froggy that tells the recipient, this card was "Toddaly Hand Made".
I will stamp either "Maria Rodriguez" or "By Grandma", depending on to whom I will send this very cool card.
Here is the Cue Card that inspired mine.
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.