Tuesday, 20 May 2014

CASology 96 - Flower (or - Not That Die Again!)


This week's CASology Cue Card is Flower!



Yes, I'm using that Papertrey flower die again - it's clean, graphic and so, so versatile. I was inspired by Lisa's card here.

Here's a mini tutorial on how I made this card:

Cut the flower from a 3.75x3.75 panel of Gina K 120lb base - you need something that the Copics won't bleed through or show through.

Put the panel on the cardbase (also Gina K 120lb) and traced the flower in pencil. Drew extra lines between the panels, so that I could erase the petals (pencil will not erase after you've coloured over it with Copics, and I didn't want any chance of pencil peeking through.)


Erased the petals and coloured between the lines. No need to be too neat!



Adhered the top panel with the cut-out over top of the card base. Curled petal edges.


Adhered flower only in the centre. Added sparkly black enamel dot and Stampin' Up sentiment.



(I'm also linking up to Less Is More and The Paper Players where the challenges are also both CAS Flowers - you'll get a lot of challenge bang for your CAS flower buck this week!!)

Now it's your turn! Don't forget to check out the DT blogs for even more inspiration!


39 comments:

Hannelie said...

I will never get tired of that flower! And you used it brilliantly!

Fran said...

I love this yard. So clean and so cheerful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Fran said...

I love this yard. So clean and so cheerful!!! Thanks for sharing!

Geri said...

Totally agree with Hannelie...how can we possibly get tired of seeing the amazing stuff you are doing with this die! Please carry on and share :)

Thanks for the great tutorial!

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful card. love the pops of color under the petals.

Meghan said...

Clever technique and one amazing card!

Jacquie Southas said...

Thanks for sharing how you put this stunning CAS card together - my first thought was that you backed the die cut with cardstock, but love the intense colors from the Copics!

Jeanne J said...

All the different colors peeking through captured my eye immediately - so clever!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

I don't blame you using this die again Ardyth it's fantastic, striking and perfectly utilised on your card. Thanks for the superb tutorial too and for taking part
Sarah
Less is More

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I am so glad that you included the explanatory notes with your card! It looks fantastic, and I just want to peel back the petals to peek behind some more! Love it!!

whoistracy said...

This is just a fun card! I love those pops of color!!!

Was looking to email you about a guest DT spot but can't find an address for you anywhere. Can you contact me when you get a second so we can discuss it? Thanks!

Viva Cards said...

Lovely Card, very inspiring use of colour :-)

Viva Cards said...

Lovely Card, very inspiring use of colour :-)

Radhika said...

Awesome card Ardyth..love it ..thanks for sharing the process..:)

Dotty Jo x said...

Oh wow, expect to see this appearing all over blogland hun, its a great technique! Jo x

Tracey McNeely said...

Ardyth that is gorgeous! I say to die again!

cm said...

Tire of seeing you work magic with this die? Not going to happen! Your card here - fun, fresh, pretty...fabulous!
c

Anita in France said...

I'll always lap up whatever you create with this die, Ardyth ... you and it are a perfect match! What a great explanation of such a wonderful card! Anita :)

Deepti said...

I love this card, white with a hint of colors :) truly inspiring

Gay Peplow said...

Gorgeous!! :D x

Sheila H said...

Your card is pure artistic genius!!

Bobby said...

You can never tire of a beautiful flower and this is one beautiful flower. Love the color underneath.

wienerhoneymooners said...

INSPIRING!!!!! --and awesome!!!!

Ili Bili said...

You are a genius, you know? Each time I look at your cards, I want to do the same! But that´s not very creative, so...

kreativekymona.com said...

Totally amazing!!! Love it! The colors behind the flower was an amazing idea.

Julie Beech said...

What a great card Ardyth. You always manage to condense the topic to such a simple outcome. My hubby always says simple is the way to go!:)

Marlena M. said...

Fantastically gorgeous Ardyth!!!! You make it look easy~thanks for sharing your CAS secrets...LOVE it. ;)

Jaydee said...

Ardyth, this is jaw-droppingly gorgeous! I love the rainbow colors behind your flower. Just fabulous. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Lesley Croghan said...

I wanna try this...ack! Such a cool design...you amaze me!

Chrissie said...

This is terrific Ardyth and a great tip about pencil lines and Copics!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Jenny said...

CAS perfection and thanks for the 'how to..' as well :0)

stampwithsandy said...

Wow, I love this Ardyth! Terrific technique. Thanks for sharing the how-to and thanks for sharing your talent with us at The Paper Players!

Joyce said...

Love the look of this card. And, don't stop using that die--it's perfect--in fact, it is on my desk today for another challenge. Thanks for showing how you made the card. Looks like something I could potentially try.

Anne said...

Ardyth this is so stylish!
Thank you for your LIM entry
Anne
Less is More Designer

Judy1223 said...

Ardyth, you've done it again. Brilliance. If I tried this it would look like a mistake. This kind of CAS is definitely not easy...but you do it to perfection.

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card and this is such a fun technique.

Gillian R said...

Wow, what a stunning card Ardyth, love love love it

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...love it and thank you so much for the tutorial too. I will have to give this card a try too. You are so inspiring!

Bonnie said...

I saw a CASE of this at SCS and just had to come take a peek. WOW! Thanks so much for the tutorial. I can't wait to try this! Awesome, as always!