Tuesday, 21 May 2013

CASology 45 - Royal


Today's CASology Cue Card is Royal



Here in Canada, we've just had a long weekend to celebrate Queen Victoria's birthday. She's long gone, but Canadians love any reason to party - it's traditionally our first 'fireworks' night of the season. Perfect timing for a Royal challenge!

This is a birthday card, based on lyrics from an old David Bowie song, Heroes. The song starts with "I will be King" and ends with "just for one day".


For today's card I cut the gold mirror crown using my Silhouette Portrait, and used a plain, masculine font.  This will be perfect for my Bowie-loving brother-in-law! My card base (and  computer generated font) is royal purple (otherwise known as Elegant Eggplant).


I actually used a variation on this idea couple of  years ago, when my sister turned 40 (fortunately, the lyrics also include "You will be Queen"). It wouldn't qualify as CAS, though:

Outside

Inside

So now it's your turn to be Queen for the day. Or princess, or whatever royal means to you! Don't forget to link up before the deadline on Sunday at 4:00 CST.



22 comments:

Lynn said...

Love all the cards especially the crown! Can't we be queen for more than a day!?

MeredythG said...

Most excellent!

Happy Dance said...

I curtsy to you! I bow to your most regal cardmaking highness! What a fun card. Love the split panel, and this font is so perfect for this card. This is the bomb! Way cool, my friend. Bev

Meghan said...

I'm in line behind Bev curtsying...amazing!

Deepti said...

Lovely card :) and the Queen card is sooooo fun , I al sure ur card did make ur sister laugh out loud :)

Virginia L. said...

This card is so perfect and regal for the Queen Victoria weekend!! It's now come and gone...LOVE your CAS design on this!

Barb Ghig said...

I love that you chose royal purple for your background and font...it's just perfect with the crown! Awesome CAS design too, as always, Ardyth!

WickedPixie said...

Your CAS Royal card is fabulous, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the one with the Bowie/Ziggy/Aladdin Sane on the inside!! There couldn't be a more perfect card! I am so glad you shared it! :)Traci

Colleen Wold said...

LOVE THIS!

shirley-bee said...

I was singing the song before I'd finished reading the sentiment! Love the clean lines and crisp contrat of colours.

mypapercraftworld said...

Can I bow rather than curtsy ... I know curtsying is so much more elegant but I'm wearing jeans and a curtsy in jeans is not a good look! So very cool and so very regal, Ardyth ... love the colours and the simple font! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

Love that curvy cut with the blue peeking out and a fabulous crown!

Rosemary said...

another totally fabulous take on the cue word, ardyth!

Geri said...

..I'm thinking that your style has definitely evolved to just a tad bit more CAS, but I absolutely love your creativity in the older card!

However, some things never change...is that Stickles I see on the older card????

Kim Heggins said...

So stinking cute!!!!!

Lauren- SAHM I am said...

Love it! I immediately thought of that song when I saw your card, and the crown and purple go so well together for the Royal theme.

Gabby said...

Nice "royalty" card. Like your design. :)

Melissa said...

I just love the design on your crown card with the wavy split in the main panel! I love how your cards are always so clean and to-the-point! :) This one really shines!!
Thanks for sharing a part of your card making history too! :) I'm not that brave...LOL!

Tracey McNeely said...

Super cute crown Ardyth! You are having fun with your new toy aren't you?

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, what a perfectly royal card and perfectly CAS! I hope you had a fun Victoria Day!

Jean said...

Love your crown and the fun, wavy layout!!!

Jenny said...

The simplest ideas are always the best!! I love the split panel backing the crown.. it just makes the design flow!!
jenny x