Sunday, 9 June 2013

CFC104 - Finished!



I actually made this for this week's Less Is More challenge (Need for Speed) as well as CASual Fridays' Banners & Flags, but I was obviously too speedy in making this card, because I belatedly realized that Need for Speed is a One Layer challenge.  So I'll have to come up with another card for that one. But it still works for CASual Fridays. (this is how combining challenges often goes for me! lol!)


CFC104

I used checkered flags, to signify the finish line of a race. I thought this could be a quirky end of school or graduation card. I have two matching 'typewriter'-type alphabets - I labeled the larger one is Hero Arts, although I can find no evidence of it ever having existed. And the smaller one is either Stampendous or Inkadinkado. The checkered background is from Waltzingmouse Stamps and I adhered them only at the top to take advantage of the warping that occurred when I heat embossed them. (sometimes, you just have to go with the flow. Or warp. Or whatever happens!)

Today, we're off to my parents' house to have family photos taken to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. 16 people involved and then dinner afterwards - should be interesting!

20 comments:

Hannelie said...

Great minds think alike!
Love your take On the challenge my friend!

Kylie said...

This just POPS! Love this idea!

Lynn said...

The finish line banners are amazing Ardyth!

Tracey McNeely said...

Perfectly 'finished'!

Karen said...

love it MF!!!!!

mypapercraftworld said...

Fabulous idea, Ardyth ... love the drama! I was just admiring how the flags are wafting in the breeze and wondering how you did it and then read on ... so warping can sometimes be good (or totally great in this case)! Anita :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Stunning card Ardyth, very clever design and fabby striking black and white.

Warm hugs
Maarit

Joyce said...

This is a super card. Very clever idea to use those racing flags.

shirley-bee said...

This is a fabulous end of school/graduation card, Ardyth! Love the movement on the cheque red flags, and the disorderly(!) text! Enjoy your famIly get-together.

sandie said...

such an original idea for a graduation card! Love how the banners are so shiny x

Deepti said...

Weekend kept me so busy that I missed this gorgeous card. Great idea. Love the banners :) you are so good in this :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love the large flirty flags!
Your designs are always an inspiration, and I love that NO -ONE comes close to you (or your design sense!)

Thanks for your encouragement, it means tons!

Virginia L. said...

How fun is this race car themed card!! It's so awesome! Totally original and creative, Ardyth!

Bobby said...

A checkered flag! Now why didn't I think of that? It's fabulously inspired.

Geri said...

What a fun way to convey a "school's out" or "school's done" message...especially for a guy!

Awesome idea!

Sian Ridley said...

I LOVE this card! I got the chequered flag thing right off...mission accomplished! The typewriter font is just perfect :)

Kim Heggins said...

So cute...feel like I am at the races but love it. It has a real sassy type feel to it too with all the black and white. Love it!

Sylvia Blum said...

so cool, clever and stylish! Great card, Ardyth!
Thank you for joining the CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
Sylvia xx

Kelly Griglione said...

YAY, so good to see you in the gallery! Love how you embraced your warped flags. And the uneven type makes everything so much more dynamic! Perfect end of 3rd grade card for my son. He was just darn happy it was finished! Thanks so much for playing in the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge, Ardyth!

Jingle said...

What a cool design! This looks fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us over at CAS-ual Fridays!