Thursday, 14 February 2013

CTS15 - Shhhh!


Can you keep a secret? This card, that I made for this week's CAS(E) This Sketch challenge is for my daughter's birthday which is not until early March. Here's the sketch:



One of the best things about making your own cards is the ability to personalize them and customize them for the occasion.  I kept this card very clean, but still personalized it by embossing KATE (using TCP Coolvetica) in clear embossing powder. The sentiment is Papertrey, the 1 is Parker numbers from Memory Box and the 0 is a 3/4" circle punch.

Another great thing about making cards is that I get to come to all your blogs and see how you've interpreted  the sketch - can't wait! The deadline is next Tuesday at noon, so go get busy!


25 comments:

Gayatri said...

Trendy colours and innovative take on the sketch. Love that blue gem placement and the subtle background:)

Jenny @ I-dream-in-paper.blogspot.co.uk said...

Love it love it love it. Just one question - what does TCP stand for?
Jenny

Happy Dance said...

This is a treasure. I'm sure that your dd will keep it forever. It's gorgeous. Love, love, love that color combination. Fantastic Ardyth, simply fantastic! Bev

Jen W. said...

This rocks! Love the colours and the clear embossed name is such a cool touch!

Cheryl said...

Ardyth, Your daughter's card is awesome. I'm with Jen W.... Such a super cute touch how you clear embossed her name in the background.

Sian Ridley said...

Oh my goodness! This is ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS! I love it!!! Your daughter is going to love it too! The clear embossing of her name is an amazing touch - I may have to try this-all I need is an alphabet stamp set now!

Thank you for reminding me that my card qualified for the CASology challenge this week! I was going to make another card to enter into it so maybe I'll have two to enter this week! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

How very creative! Love the rhinestone!

Amy V. said...

This is so pretty! What a wonderful way to make a card that is perfectly personalized!

Lindsey said...

You mean your daughter isn't a regular visitor to your blog? What a fab CAS card! Love the subtle embossing.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Ardyth -- Just wanted to say HI and thank YOU for the sweet comments you always leave on my blog.

I'm totally LOVIN' learning the skill of creating CAS style cards and really LOVE both of Jackie's new challenge blogs....they really have some fabulous ideas and make it easy!!

Not to mention all the inspiration the you and all the DT members share! Your cards are always some of my favorites -- thank you for sharing your wonderful talents with us all!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful CAS. Thanks for stopping by and leaving the lovely comments.
Hugs
Berni
berni46blogspot.

Carol L said...

You never disappoint with your CAS cards, and I'm always amazed with what I find whenever I visit your blog! This is simply a fabulous creation! Love it!!

Bobby said...

This is an extra-special birthday card. Your daughter will love that your personalized it.

lostinpaper said...

This is gorgeous Ardyth, she will adore it, who wouldn't love something with your own name all over it!

Valérie said...

Love the colors and the clear embossed! So perfect for a birthday card!

Wida said...

really cool card! I think she will like it!

Geri said...

Holy kamoly girl, this is beyond fantastic. The clear embossed background is a one heck-of-a-lot-of careful stamping/embossing! I admire your determination (personally, I would have quite after row 1). The single blue rhinestone melts my heart!

Deborah Frings said...

It's brilliant and Kate will love it! I think the touch of bling is perfect!

Quip1320 said...

Gorgeous colors, gorgeous embossing, gorgeous card! I LOVE IT!

mypapercraftworld said...

Oh my ... Kate is going to be blown away! Love the clear embossing and the fabulous single bling! Anita :)

Maroeska said...

Great card, I love how you interpreted the sketch!

KayM said...

This card is SO COOL!! I love love the embossed name in the background and the reverse die cut is so perfect!! Really really love this!

donna mikasa said...

I'm glad that I visited your blog! I didn't know there was a cool subtle background of your daughter's name! Such a special, personalized card!

Aileen said...

I love the way you've personalised your card and the punched out 10 is fab. x

Bethany Stellpflug said...

Very neat! I LOVe the layers and the subtle backround! And that sequin just adds such a great touch!