Wednesday, 5 March 2014

The Card Concept Challenge 5 - Lime, Espresso, White

This is my second post today. For Kate's birthday card, please scroll down!


This time we have a colour challenge at The Card Concept:



I used the shape of the cake pops as my inspiration. BTW - cake pops -what a great invention - cake and icing all in one bite, which is the perfect size - I often feel like I just want a bite!

My Mama Elephant Party Kit balloon is stamped in Green Galore and Gumball Green, using a technique that Jennifer McGuire showed a while ago. This technique is so simple and it adds dimension and interest to an otherwise flat design. The little bow is from the same Mama Elephant set and the sentiment is unknown. I used my brown thin marker to create the string exactly where the 'i' in birthday should be.

Now it's your turn! 

Our Rules
  1. Use the Challenge to create a card.
  2. Choose one of the design team "styles" to create your card. Click HERE for the different styles summary.
  3. Explain in your post which style you used.
  4. Link up your blog post here, not your whole blog.
  5. Comment on the card ahead of you and behind you in the linky. Everyone loves comments!

This challenge will end on Monday,March 17 at  3:00 EDT.

35 comments:

Irish Cherokee said...

CAS card to perfection. How fun. Don't know how I missed the birthday card but fantastic job. Love fun cards. They brighten any occasion.

Geri said...

Gorgeous technique and great idea to use the balloon string for the "i".

Thanks for the link to Jennifer's post! What a cool technique. I'm off today so will be trying the shadow technique shortly :)

I'm off to Calgary tomorrow to see Brady & meet Carol from Just Me C - Yay!

See you next week :)

Angie said...

Gorgeous!!!! I was intrigued by the technique and went over to Jennifer McGuire's blog to watch the video. Thanks for sharing the link. Now I am racking my brain trying to think what stamp I can use to play with this technique! SO Cool! LOVE your awesome green balloon and beautiful clean design!!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card! The one balloon is just pure CAS perfection. I just got a new set with balloons to specifically try Jennifer's technique.

Bobby said...

I've been practicing this technique with my new balloon set. Looks like we'll be seeing a lot of it. But nothing like your CAG card.

Jacquie Southas said...

Amazing shading! Love the string falling down into the sentiment.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Precision. That's what always come to mind when I see your brilliant designs and your impeccable execution, Ardy!! That balloon is positively 3D gorgeous and using the string for the i in the word birthday, please? Who does that? YOU!! I'm pinning, but laughing as I do so, like I could ever hope to CASE this, hahaha! You so ROCK! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Love this Ardyth! Very clean and graphic. Nice way to use the green. I was not too sure about these colors but you did wonders with them.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

WOW! What a fabulous card and so CAS- I would have it covered with smudges! LOL!

shirley-bee said...

Fabulous colouring on the balloon, Ardyth!

lostinpaper said...

CAS perfection Ardyth!

Anita in France said...

You've used the shading technique to absolute perfection, Ardyth ... the balloon's sitting here on my screen in all it's roundness! Stunning! Anita :)

Michelle said...

I just read Darnell's comment about laughing at the idea of CASEing this card. I just spent five minutes staring at the perfection and wondering if I could do the same, lol! It's really amazing and, to me, perfectly beautiful. :-)

Lynn Mangan said...

Seriously..I'm with Michelle and Darnell...you never cease to amaze me Ardyth! Fabulous!

KayM said...

Oh I have to agree with all the other comments, this is just wonderful! Love the way you used the string for the i in birthday and the technique to shadow the balloon is fabulous!

Deepti Stephens said...

Wow is the word! You totally rock. Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving some love.. :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Wow - your balloon looks totally real - what amazing dimension you've given it! Fabulous card Ardyth!

Karen D said...

Your balloon is so beautifully coloured to give it such wonderful dimension Ardyth. It commands attention! I love the string completing the sentiment.

Kerin said...

Wow your balloon looks real! Love the string coming up from your sentiment too.

Barb Ghig said...

I love this clean and graphic card, Ardyth! Beautiful coloring, too!

Cathy Weber said...

Thanks for the link to this technique Ardyth...I am going to check it out right after I sign off here. Love all the dimension on your balloon. It was a fabulous image for this weekk's challenge.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Lovely and perfect CAS card. Such perfect shading and the balloon string integrated as the i...genius!

Gerrina said...

Great how this gives dimension on your balloon! Great card! Have to try this myself... Inky greetings, Gerrina

Joyce said...

Absolutely perfect. Love how the balloon is inked, and how the string is the i.

Lesley Croghan said...

Oh my word this is SO cool! You never cease to amaze me with your awesome creativity!~

Jenny said...

Absolutely perfect inking...... So 3D!!!

Cindy Lovell said...

Perfect! I love the balloon and how you used the string!!!

Inkyfingers said...

CAS perfection Ardyth - I love it!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice CAS card!!!

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful balloon! It looks easy, but I know from experience, it's hard to get a balloon to look this good! Love the touch of black!

Sian Ridley said...

PERFECT placement of the balloon string - you are too cool for school! ;)

cm said...

Wow, wow and wow...that's it. Repeat x 1000!
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Manuela said...

Hello Ardyth, your card looks so fantastic, love the shadows in the ballon, the color combination is also wonderful and the letter the ballon for the i

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Ardyth, you continue to be such an inspiration. Amazing card!

Radhika said...

Superb card ! love the shadings :)