Tuesday, 4 September 2012

CASology9 - FAMILY


On the day I started to think about making my card for this week's CASology Cue Card:


it also occurred to me that I'm falling behind in my goal to stay on top of my Church Christmas cards. My goal is to make 10 cards (of one design) each month this year, so that I won't be making 150 of them in December, like I did last year. I have about 50 of them finished, but I should be at 80 by now.

So I'm taking a slightly different view of the cue card in order to catch up. But that's the whole point of the cue cards - to interpret them your own way!

The image is from Inkadinkado and the sentiment is from Papertrey. I stamped in Versafine Onyx and embossed with clear embossing powder because I wanted it to look like the leading in stained glass. I used an oval nestability sponged in Soft Sky to emphasize the focal point and popped it up on dimensionals on a white card base, to keep the overall look very white and clean.

So, what does family mean to you? Make a card and show us!

But don't forget to pop by and see what the other members of the Design Team have made:


15 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beautiful Christmas card Ardyth. Love that you inked your border on the die cut, it creates CAS perfection!

Lynn said...

Gorgeous CAS card. I need to get on my Christmas cards...and was just thinking of setting a goal for myself...love that you think the same way!

Karen Nutkins said...

The inking really finishes ti off beautifully.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's beautiful, Ardyth, and practical, too! I love the way you've depicted the Bible's holy family.

Suze Bain said...

Such a clever take on the challenge. A beautiful card. x

Melissa said...

I was wondering if anyone was going to do this theme! :) This is beautiful...always love white on white!!!

Rosemary said...

beautiful interpretation of the cue word, ardyth! love how you embossed the image... it does look just like stained glass!

Jen W. said...

Love the stained glass look and your gorgeous coloring!

Benzi said...

Beautiful card, Ardyth. Your embossed image looks wonderful. Great start to your Christmas cards. I think I have made 16 now so I feel a bit better.

Geri said...

Beautiful! The image really does look like stained glass. Awesome colors and great take on "family". Love the blue inked edges. Your stamping is perfectly once again!

Kelly Griglione said...

Great take on the family team ... indeed, they are quite a family! Love your white on white idea for a Christmas card.

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I love love love this.

Marybeth said...

I love the stamp you chose to use for family! Beautiful card Ardyth!

Susie said...

A beautiful reminder of family, Ardyth. And clear embossing was a great way to give the appearance of the leading around stained glass.

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, I was so happy to see you choose a Nativity scene for the cue word "family" because (at least in my belief system) they exemplify the perfect, holy family. Great clean and simple card...I hope you have been able to catch up in your church cards!