Monday, 30 June 2014

CASE Study 197 - Happy Birthday!


A quick CAS card for this week's CASE Study Challenge, where our inspiration comes from Pamela Ho and this card:



I find orange and black hard to work with. Somehow it always screams Hallowe'en to me. So I looked back at Pamela's to figure out why hers wasn't screaming Hallowe'en. And it's because (in my humble opinion) the black isn't black. Because she's used vellum, it's grey. But it shows black around the orange dot because of the way the vellum is cut. AHA!

I can't remember where that little circle sentiment came from, but I'll hold onto it forever because every once in a while, it's really useful!

The bigger dot is from Simon Says Stamp and the bling is Doodlebug.


22 comments:

Hannelie said...

Oh my goodness... i LOVE this Ardyth!

Julie said...

What a great card. Love it!
I really like the simple layout and the pop of colour inside the sentiment. Brilliant....ha ha!

Happy Dance said...

Definitely no Halloween here! This is marvelous. Love it! That little stamp is perfect. Just the right size, shape, and fits so nicely with your dots. GREAT card. winner, winner, winner (sung to the tune of nah-nah-nah-boo-boo!) Bev

Deepti said...

Wow there can't be anything cooler and simpler than this :) love that big gem stone !

Anita in France said...

Simply perfect, Ardyth ..and so perfectly you! Love it! Anita :)

Geri said...

I'm not seeing anything even remotely close to ghostly here! The bold pop of bling looks great!

I think I have that same sweet hb sentiment...that looks like it was made especially for the orange jewel!

Sheila H said...

Great CASE - love your interpretation.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Perfect! I love it!

Lynn said...

Our school colors are black/orange so I have to use them all the time. I love how you used the gray. When I saw the rhinestone I thought of my birthstone (topaz). You could swap this out for any birthstone. Fabulous take on the inspiration.

Kim S said...

You are the best at being inspired by a piece, yet taking it in a very different direction. It's fabulous!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is perfect Ardyth - love the orange bling!

Kim Heggins said...

wow...this is shear perfection in a card! I love it.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

I really, really, really, really love this card! Perfection!

Kristie Goulet said...

so perfect, Ardyth! LOVE it!

Brenda said...

Black and orange always screams Halloween to me too Ardyth, but just the simple change to grey really changes that! I love, love your card taken from the inspiration picture. And the pop of bling is awesome as is the circle stamped sentiment. Perfect! Hugs, Brenda

Jeanne J said...

Brilliant! You are the Queen of CAS Miss Ardyth! SO clever!

Joyce said...

Fabulous card. And, no, this does not say Halloween to me at all. Love that cute round sentiment.

Anja (scrappie) said...

Wow another great card love it. Thanks for joining us over at case study.

Gayatri said...

You are the queen of CAS, Arydth! And you execute it with perfection. LOVE your card. Pinned it. Thanks for playing along CASE Study Challenge :)

Jenny said...

This is just a brilliant take on Pamela's card.. love it :0)

laurie said...

That little stamp sure came in handy! So cute!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

This orange and grey combo is one of my all time favourites and I love how you've used it.
The little bit of bling is just perfect to draw your eye along.
Caroline xxx