Tuesday, 12 February 2013

CASology 31 - Red!


Today's CASology Cue Card is Red!



I was inspired by an old Gap ad campaign that used red for some reason that I can't recall. (ETA - I've been informed now that it was an AIDS campaign, thanks for reminding me!) Everybody was wearing red t-shirts with words that had (red) in them- like this:



I emphasized my red a little differently!

 I think this will be a perfect masculine valentine or anniversary card. Not too sweet and fussy, and a very clear message. (Men need very clear messages, you know, they're not always so good at subtle hints!)

In order to get crisp black stamping, I used Versafine Onyx and clear embossing powder). To get a similar look in red, I used Distress Festive Berries  (I don't have red Versafine, but I needed the red to stay wet long enough to get the embossing powder on to it).

Now it's your turn to interpret this week's cue card - where will red take you?

Don't forget to see what the other members of the design team came up with:






25 comments:

WickedPixie said...

I'm pretty sure it was an aids awareness campaign, and money from the sale of the items (or at least some of it) was donated.....Fab card! I love the clean graphic punch it has! :-)Traci

Tracey McNeely said...

Love how you translated your inspiration into the perfect card Ardyth!

It was an awareness campaign at the Gap for putting an end to Aids. :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Of course, I never thought to look in my CLOSET for inspiration!! How completely PERFECT for this challenge, you've even used the actual word on your card!! Always inspi(red) when I come here.

This line came out when my youngest was born, so I have many onsies (that I still kept) with these words. We have a cute photo of us in front of the Christmas tree with his ado(red) and my inspi(red). Anyway, love your card!

Cheryl said...

Awesome! Love your take on the challenge. So very creative...like I always tell you!

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card Ardyth! Love your take on the challenge! Very creative!

Bonnie said...

Somehow I missed those shirts! Must have been under a rock somewhere! Some guy is going to think this is so very clever!

Maureen Merritt said...

This is brilliant! My jaw nearly hit my keyboard when I saw this! Bravo!

Meghan said...

I love your super creative take on this week's cue card! Perfect!

Craftilicious said...

I love your red emphasis - another stroke of Ardyth genius!

Carole said...

You nailed it once again...fantastic

Lynn said...

this card shouts Ardyth! It is truly your awesome, awesome style! Love it!

Carol L said...

In a word - GENIUS! Your card just floored me with it's brilliance! Take a bow :)

Rosemary said...

super cool take on the cue word, ardyth!!

Hannelie said...

Thanks Ardyth... you inspi(red) me!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Simply put - YOU ROCK! Love the [your brain] interpretation~

Karen M said...

Very clever, Ardyth. What an excellent way to make the red really stand out. Perfect! Kx

Geri said...

You are truly the master of this craft! Amazing once again. Seriously, my mouth gapes open every time I visit (and I usually end up drooling on my keyboard). Your creativity is endless!

Darnell J Knauss said...

LOVE this. Works back at you, too, since you are ado(red)!!

fun stamping said...

OMG - you did it again! You engineeRED once again a fabulous bicoloRED card! IncREDible!

mypapercraftworld said...

Stunning ... what a brilliant take and as always so crisp and precise ... awesome! Anita :)

Jen said...

This is one clever card Ardyth! I love it!

cindyleebee said...

Ardyth,
WOW! You are just amazing...I am at a loss for words...

Julia Aston said...

Very creative design!

Jen W. said...

I totally thought of the Gap ad campaign when I saw this card. So cool!

Jean said...

Another very clever take on the cue word.