Tuesday, 1 January 2013

CASology 25 - NEW!


Happy 2013, everyone!

Appropriately, this week's CASology Cue Card is New!



My first attempt at this Cue Card was published yesterday. As I was making that card, I was looking through my dies and saw a butterfly die. What better symbol of NEW than a butterfly - talk about a new outlook on life! lol!

I used a Stampin' Up butterfly and part of a Stampendous sentiment. (The full sentiment is "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you can dream it, you can become it". I bought it in Madison last November, thinking it would be a wonderful graduation sentiment).

In order to add some interest, I stamped the butterfly so that part of its wings are over the edge of the square layer. I cut around its upper wings so that they are free, but still attached at the body. I then rolled them around a pen to lift them from the card and add some dimension. If you look under the wings, you see the pink layer.

So now it's your turn to tell us what's NEW with you!

Before you go, take a look at the blogs of the other design team members (including our three NEW members, Judy, Meghan and Maureen! Congratulations, ladies!)






21 comments:

Tasnim said...

Beautiful! Love the gold and pink together! Specially the butterfly, it looks awesome!

Rosemary said...

beautiful card, ardyth... i just love how the butterfly is lifting off the page!! happy new year!

Meghan said...

Pink and gold are so beautiful together. Great card! Happy New Year!

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, this is beautiful! I love the rolled wings and the pretty gold accents. The sentiment is perfect (and I agree, would be a great sentiment for a graduation card)! Thanks for your warm welcome...and Happy New Year!

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous CAS design and I love the pink and gold, it's an elegant colour combo!

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth, I love your take on the cue word. So fresh and creative! I hope you have a very Happy New year and maybe we can try for that lunch at Yorkdale soon. :)

Lucille K said...

Lovely card, Ardyth. The sentiment is perfect and the pink & gold really make this card pop :)

Jen W. said...

Love the sparkle and shine on your card, Ardyth, and the curled up wings are perfect!

debby4000 said...

Adorable and gorgeous card.
luv
Debby

Geri said...

What a stunning color combo! I love how you carried the gold from the mat to the sentiment and then on to the beautiful butterfly!

Perfect edited version of the original sentiment.

Happy New Year :)

Deepti Stephens said...

wow.. this is so beautiful!! love the butterfly.. :)

Diane said...

I simply love your card and your blog, Ardyth. I just discovered CASology and I'm so thrilled that it led me to your blog and those of the other design team members. You designs are gorgeous and your blog will provide me with a ton of new inspiration.

shirley-bee said...

Another stunner, Ardyth! I'm not a pink person but this looks fabulous with the embossed gold - and I love how you've caught the shine of the gold in the photo!

Lindsey said...

Sparkly and beautiful! I'm glad you pointed out how you did the wings -- very effective.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this so much, Ardy! So much.

Nancy Guse said...

Beautiful card! I love how you did the wings of the butterfly (clever) and the pop of gold!!

Maureen Merritt said...

I love how your butterfly is taking flight!!! Your card is so bright and crisp!! You have a way with CAS design.

mypapercraftworld said...

What a great sentiment, beautifully edited and the pink/gold colour combination is so fresh. Love how the butterfly is spreading it's wings! Anita :)

Jean said...

This is just beautiful!! Love the dimensional butterfly - great colors too.

Jean said...

This is just beautiful!! Love the dimensional butterfly - great colors too.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Just love this color combo! Fresh and so vibrant. Thanks for following my blog! It was cool to see you there.

Gotta jet and create a card for my mother-in-law as she had dental surgery and really needs a bright cheery card!

Take Care Ardyth, thanks for all of the cheery comments!