Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Clean and Simple

I'm slowly getting caught up on some of my commenting. DH is doing better after his surgery. No pushing, pulling, lifting for him till August. I am so thankful that my SIL and granddaughter have been able to pitch in with some of the chores.

This card is for the CASual Friday Challenge which is to make a CAS card with 'bling' and the CASE Study  Muse inspiration challenge.


All papers are from DCVW paper pad 'Linen Closet', edger is a Sizzix die, flowers are from an EK Success punch. The base of this card was made narrower so that it would fit into an A2 envelope even with the overlapping circle and banner. No extra postage required. :-)


The background was stamped with a HA Envelope stamp then embossed with Stardust embossing powder. The flower and the sentiment were highlighted with a Stardust pen and the tiny rhinestones under the sentiment and in the flower center were colored with a Copic marker.

This is the wonderful inspiration from Aga.


Back to creating cards in my Butterfly Garden.

17 comments:

Lisa said...

Love the simplicity and sparkle of this Marie and the way everything gravitates toward the lower half of the card.

Glad your DH is doing well, sounds like he gets a nice summer rest ;)

onecraftymama said...

No pushing, pulling, or lifting? That's a tall order! I hope he's a good patient (meaning you don't have to chase him to make sure he's not doing those things anyhow!) Glad that he's doing better - I hope it continues!
Beautiful card - the subtle sparkle is lovely, and the overlapping elements are too cool! Excellent trick with the narrower base :)

Sasha said...

Love the sparkle on your fabulous CAS card, Marie. It's perfect...not too much and catches the light beautifully. Your layout is lovely, too.
I'm just catching up with everyone. Sorry to hear that your husband has undergone surgery...hope he makes a speedy recovery. But men can be the worst patients, as they won't always conform to doctors orders xx

cbuswell said...

Beautiful card, I love the muted tones. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful - love it!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Simply beautiful Marie! Love the layered blossom and fancy trim!

debby4000 said...

Two beautiful cards.
Wishing your DH a speedy recovery.
luv
Debby

Pauline said...

THis is beautoiful Marie, a lovely CAS design that highlights the pretty papers and ribbon so well.

Shannon White said...

Wow Marie! This is Gorgeous! Love the Wonderful colors and lacy borders and Fabulous layered flower too! Just CAS and Elegantly Fabulous! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Gayatri Murali said...

Beautiful! Gorgeou colour and love the bling on the decorativ border.Thanks so much for playing with us @ CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog :)

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! I love your design and the various shades of blue. Beautiful take on your inspiration photo.

Melissa Craig said...

Beautiful card Marie! I'm happy to hear your hubby got thru surgery well. I wish him a speedy recovery.

Debby said...

Great take on both challenges - love the subtle colours and design. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays and CASE study this week :)

Cheryl said...

Glad to hear the DH is doing well, and that you've had some help! This card is beautiful. Love that stamped background and the added sparkle was a fantastic idea!

Maria said...

Lovely CAS cards! Perfect flowers and border trim! Hope your husband has a speedy recovery! Take care, hugs!

Michelle said...

Oh Marie, I hope your husband has a speedy recovery!
Gorgeous card in beautiful shades of blue!

Angela said...

Beautifully done...the monochromatic looks is fabulous, plus I am loving the glitter!